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Welcome Students and Families! From time to time, we will be updating this page with the very latest news and updates from the Financial Aid Office. We hope your experience at Germanna is the start of something special, and will do our best to keep you in the know!

AUGUST 14, 2014:

Sap notices

Students not meeting SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) requirements are not eligible for financial aid. Check your To Do List and email for additional information. If you had documented mitigating circumstances, you may appeal your SAP status. All appeals received by the Financial Aid Office no later than August 14th, 2014 will be given prompt consideration. Decisions will be made and posted to the Student Center To Do List on or before August 19, 2014. All appeal decisions are final.

FINANCIAL AID STATUS & BOOKSTORE CHARGES

Check your To Do List and email DAILY! If you aid has not been posted, you may need to submit additional information. For students with financial aid posted in your student account- Bookstore Charging began on AUG 11 and is available through SEPT 8. Online bookstore charges end on SEPT 3.

july 14, 2014:

TUITION DUE DATE-FALL 2014

July 17 is the Tuition Due Date for students who have already enrolled in classes.

Registration continues through Aug 20.

It’s not too late! Complete your FAFSA and follow up by watching your Student Center/To Do List for additional information. Once your financial aid is processed you may continue the registration process.

july 2, 2014:

BOOKSTORE AUTHORIZATIONS -FALL 2014

Bookstore charge authorizations will be offered from AUGUST 11, 2014 through SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 for the Fall 2014 Semester. You must have financial aid in your student account in excess of the cost of your tuition/fees to charge at the bookstore.

 

june 2, 2014:

reminder-Summer Bookstore authorizations

ONLINE BOOKSTORE CHARGES END TOMORROW 6/3! In-store Summer Financial Aid Bookstore Charges and/or RETURNS must be completed by Friday 6/6.

march 3, 2014:

Summer Financial aid applications

Continuing students who have remaining Pell Grant eligibly should already see their Pell Grant funds posted to their student account. Please keep in mind that this amount is based on 12 credits and will adjust down accordingly to match your enrollment later in the semester. Students are encouraged to submit a Summer Application for Financial Aid, which will be used to determine eligibility for other financial aid funds. Please watch your Student Center for updates.

Summer Bookstore authorizations-May 19-June 6

Students who wish to use their financial aid for bookstore charges must do so by the close of business on FRIDAY JUNE 6, 2014. All transactions for the SUMMER 2014 Semester must be completed on this day (to include returns for dropped classes). Be prepared with a photo ID when you visit the Bookstore. Online charges will end on JUNE 3; remember that there is a $1500 online charging limit.

 

january 24 , 2014:

bookstore authorizations --

Students who wish you use their financial aid for bookstore charges must do so by the close of business on MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2014. All transactions for the SPRING 2014 Semester must be completed on this day (to include returns for dropped classes). The bookstore hours are 9am-7pm on Monday. Be sure to bring your schedule and a photo ID.

last day to drop with a refund

MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2014 is also the last day to drop with a refund for the 15 week term. All financial aid will be based upon actual enrollment as of midnight and adjustments to aid will be made to match actual enrollment. Any changes to your enrollment after this day WILL have an impact on your financial aid.

late applicants

There is still time for students who are applying late!! You will need to contact a financial aid advisor if you enroll in courses after January 27. If you enroll in courses after this date, and do not see aid posted to your account you will need to allow extra time for manual processing of your financial aid. Be advised that you will need to purchase your books/supplies with your own recourses.

questions?

Please email financialaid@germanna.edu for additional information. Be sure to include your student ID# in your email.

dec 20 , 2013:

ATTENTION graduates -

Congratulations on your recent graduation! Germanna Community College’s Financial Aid Staff works hard to help students find resources to fund their education and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Now that you have completed your program of study, any pending financial aid for the Spring 2014 semester has been canceled. If you intend to earn another college degree or certificate from GCC, please enroll no later than Friday, January 17th and also notify the Financial Aid Department immediately.

 

dec 20 , 2013:

satisfactory academic progress appeals- spring 2014

Students who are not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements are not eligible for financial aid. All appeals received by the Financial Aid Office no later than January 10th, 2014 will be given prompt consideration and decisions made and announced on or before January 16th, 2014. All appeal decisions will be posted to each student’s myGCC Student Center To Do List.

dec 4 , 2013:

Bookstore authorizations- spring 2014

** ONLINE ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JANUARY 22** Online bookstore charges will now be limited to a total $1500. Should you need more than $1500 in textbooks and supplies please visit the bookstore in person.

Charge dates for the SPRING 2014 term are JANUARY 7-JANUARY 27. There will be no additional charge dates for the SPRING 2014 term. Please plan accordingly for your late starting courses and supply/printing needs. After JAN 27 all bookstore purchases will need to be paid out of pocket.

NOV 13, 2013:

Bookstore authorizations- spring 2014

Bookstore charge authorizations will be offered from JANUARY 07, 2014 through JANUARY 27, 2014 for the SPRING 2014 Semester. You must have financial aid in your student account in excess of the cost of your tuition/fees to charge at the bookstore. ** ONLINE ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JANUARY 22**

Stay tuned for additional information!

Sept 6 , 2013:

Enrollment Cancellation Process - fall 2013

We are happy to report that all of the students who were dropped by mistake due to the error with the Enrollment Cancellation Process have been re-enrolled in their courses. Additionally, their access to Blackboard has been restored. Students who feel there is still an issue are asked to please contact the Welcome Center at 540-891-3020. Thank you very much for your patience.

Sept 6 , 2013:

Enrollment Cancellation Process - fall 2013

During last night’s Enrollment Cancellation Process, several students with financial aid in place were dropped from their courses in error.

We are aware of this and are working diligently to resolve this issue. As a result of being dropped, students may also lose access to Blackboard. The instructors are aware of this and understand that you will not have access to the necessary systems until the error is resolved.

PLEASE watch your email and myGCC for updates and to see that your courses and access to the system is restored. Once this error has been completely resolved, there will be another update posted.

Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to resolve this matter.

Sept 4 , 2013:

Bookstore authorizations- fall 2013

Today is the last day that you will be able to use your excess financial aid funds to charge at the bookstore. Please make all final purchases/returns TODAY before 4pm at the Locust Grove Campus or 5pm at the Fredericksburg Area Campus.

Aug 20, 2013:

satisfactory academic progress appeals- fall 2013

Students who are not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements are not eligible for financial aid. Tomorrow is the deadline for Fall 2013 SAP Appeals to be submitted to the financial aid office. Any appeals submitted after August 21 will be considered for the Spring 2014 term. SAP Appeal forms can be found on the Financial Aid Forms link, at the very bottom under Other Forms and Documents. Be sure to complete each portion of the form and attach any necessary documentation. Incomplete forms will not be reviewed.

july 22, 2013:

Bookstore authorizations- fall 2013

Bookstore charge authorizations will be offered from AUGUST 12, 2013 through SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 for the Fall 2013 Semester. You must have financial aid in your student account in excess of the cost of your tuition/fees to charge at the bookstore. If you have 6 credits or more, please go directly to the bookstore with a copy of your course schedule and photo identification. If you have less than 6 credits, you will need to stop by the Financial Aid Office to obtain a voucher. Please keep in mind that all bookstore transactions must be completed during this period of time for the Fall 2013 semester (even if you are enrolled in a class that starts later in the term).

june 28, 2013:

fall/spring~ 2013/2014

Do you have questions about Financial Aid? Have you ever heard of “SAP”? Do you know the requirements for keeping your Financial Aid? You are invited to a Financial Aid information session on JULY 5 at the Fredericksburg Area Campus. New students, returning students and parents will be able to learn how to navigate the financial aid process at Germanna during one of two sessions. Seating is limited- please email Becky Morris (rmorris@germanna.edu) for more information and to reserve your spot!

 

june 10, 2013:

Summer 2013

Are you considering SUMMER 2013 Courses? Will you need Financial Aid? If you haven’t completed your 2012/2013 FAFSA yet, the time is NOW. June 30, 2013 is the application deadline for the 12/13 aid year. If you are planning to start your courses in the FALL 2013; you will need to be sure that your 2013/2014 FAFSA has been submitted and processed as soon as possible.

 

june 5, 2013:

fall awards:

The best way to check the status of your financial aid, is through your "myGCC"

Log on and check your To Do List found in the Student Center. If you have items that require action, then we cannot process your award until those items have been completed. If you don't have financial aid posted to your account and/or have not paid for your courses by JULY 11, you are subject to having your courses dropped for non-payment. Check your account often as we continue to process things!

may 22, 2013:

Bookstore authorizations- Summer 2013

The issues with the charging your textbooks ONLINE have been resolved! Please keep in mind that the last day to charge books/supplies using Financial Aid is MAY 30. Even if your courses do not begin until later this semester NOW IS THE TIME!!

 

 

may 15, 2013:

Summer 2013

If you were not enrolled in the exact number of credits that you listed on your Financial Aid Application for Summer 2013; your aid has been adjusted! Please check your Student Center/View Financial Aid. If you have not yet applied for SUMMER 2013 financial aid, you will need to enroll in your courses and submit your Financial Aid Application for Summer 2013 on the same day and let the staff know that you have just enrolled. Please see a financial aid advisor for more information.

Bookstore authorizations Charge Dates: summer 2013

There are currently some issues with charging your textbooks ONLINE using your Financial Aid. We are working hard to correct this, but if you are in need of books for classes on Monday, you should make arrangements to obtain your books in person at the Fredericksburg Area Campus or Locust Grove Area Campus. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

may 10, 2013:

Summer 2013

Students that wish to apply for financial aid for summer courses, must complete a summer application for aid.

 


may 10,2013:

Bookstore authorizations Charge Dates: summer 2013

 

Students who have funds in excess of their tuition/fees can use their posted financial aid at the Bookstore beginning Monday May 13. All bookstore transactions for Summer 2013, using financial aid will end on Thursday May 30. If your courses begin later in the semester, this is the only time you will be permitted to use your financial aid to charge books. Please Plan Accordingly!


July 27, 2012 (2 Announcements):

Fall Semester Bookstore Charge Dates:

**August 13-September 5**

Students with their financial aid awards in place who have funds in excess of their tuition and fees are able to charge books at the bookstore until September 5th.

Even if you have a class that starts in one of the later sessions, this is the only time you can charge your books using financial aid.

Fall Semester Work-study Positions:

Jobs have been posted and will be updated as requests are submitted. Please be sure that you have completed your FAFSA and Work-study Application before you set up an interview!

**See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details. **


June 18, 2012 (1 Announcement):

Fall Semester Tuition Due Date:

**Don't forget- the tuition due date for fall semester is Thursday July 12th, 2012!**

Any pending financial aid awarded will be applied to your tuition account and used to reserve your courses for fall semester. If your financial aid exceeds your tuition account balance, then you will not be expected to make payment by that date. If it doesn't (or if your aid has not posted to your account by that date), make sure to pay the difference or you may be dropped from your courses. Be sure to check your tuition account balance while you are checking your financial aid award. See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details. **


May 24, 2012 (1 Announcement):

Federal Direct Stafford Loans:

**May 31, 2012 is the last day that student loan applications will be accepted for the 2011/2012 school year**

A student must be enrolled for at least six credits in an eligible certificate or degree program and be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to be eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan.


May 23 , 2012 (1 Announcement):

Charging Books to Your Financial Aid: SUMMER SESSION

Students with their financial aid awards in place who have funds in excess of their tuition and fees are able to charge books at the bookstore until May 31st. Even if you have a class that starts in one of the later sessions, this is the only time you can charge your books using financial aid.


March 2, 2012 (1 Announcement):

Charging Books to Your Financial Aid: Take Two

The College Bookstore has agreed to let students that have not yet charged books to their financial aid two extra days to do this. Those days are: March 9th from 9am-5pm and March 10th from 9am-12pm.

Here's how it works: Next Friday and Saturday the College Bookstore at the Locus Grove Campus will be open and able to see how much financial aid you guys have left over to charge your books. We will also have a Financial Aid representative on hand right outside the bookstore to make sure all goes smoothly with this as well.

**Please keep in mind** This opportunity is intended for students that haven't had an opportunity to charge yet. If you have charged before, or already gotten your financial aid refund check, the bookstore will not be able to see how much financial aid you have or had, and you won't be able to charge your books. I'd hate to have folks driving all the way to Locust Grove only to be informed that there was no aid available to charge to!

Be sure to check your student account to see if you have aid available before making the trip to LGC, and please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks to the great folks in the Bookstore for agreeing to this!!


February 6, 2012 (1 Announcement):

Financial Aid Refund Checks

Financial Aid Refund Checks will be mailed to students only after enrollment is confirmed. This usually happens during the first few weeks of the semester. For Spring Semester 2012, beginning January 24, enrollment confirmation begins. Financial Aid (based on a confirmed enrollment level as of Jan 24) will be applied to your tuition balance and, if you are owed a refund, Financial Aid Refund Checks will be mailed to the address the college has on file.

For Late Starting, or "Dynamic" Classes, students receiving aid will receive disbursements only after enrollment in those courses has been confirmed.


January 29, 2012 (1 Announcement):

What Happened to my Financial Aid?!? Why was my award reduced?

Any change in enrollment during the semester could have an impact on your financial aid eligibility!!

See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details.


January 23, 2012 (1 Announcement):

Last Day to Charge for 15 Week, 10 Week, and 1st 8 Week Classes, and to Drop a 15 week Course with a Refund!

Just a friendly reminder- Today is the last day to charge books to your financial aid for the first sessions of the spring semester at Germanna's Bookstore.

Also, today is the last day to drop a class with a refund for the 15 week classes.

See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details.


January 22, 2012 (1 Announcement):

Census Date and Financial Aid

What is a census date and how does it impact the amount of aid I receive?

See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details.


January 3, 2012 (1 Announcement):

Charging Books to Your Financial Aid.

Germanna Community College needs your permission to use federal and state financial aid funds to pay for your books and supplies. Books and Necessary Supplies for Spring Semester 2012 may only be charged from January 3-23, 2012.

See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details.


July 26 , 2011 (1 Announcement):

Charging Books to Your Financial Aid.

Germanna Community College needs your permission to use federal and state financial aid funds to pay for your books and supplies. Books and Necessary Supplies for Fall Semester 2011 may only be charged from August 15th 2011 to September 8th, 2011.

See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details.

July 11 , 2011 (1 Announcement):

Getting Ready to Graduate?

If you graduate at the conclusion of fall semester 2011, you may not automatically be eligible for aid for spring 2012.

See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details.


July 1, 2011 (1 Announcement):

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The Department of Education has a particularly strong interest in ensuring that institutions that are heavily reliant on Federal funding promote student academic and career opportunities.* Germanna Community College fully supports this initiative, and, beginning July 1st 2011, will be communicating this information to all of our students and families. *Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2011 / Rules and Regulations


June 29, 2011 (1 Announcement):

What Happened to my Financial Aid?!?

Any change in enrollment during the semester could have an impact on your financial aid eligibility!!

See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details.


June 27, 2011 (1 Announcement):

Financial Aid Fridays!

Having trouble with the FAFSA? Not sure how to check the status of your Financial Aid?

Don't know where to begin?

We're here to help!!

Parents and New or Continuing Students are encouraged to attend a Financial Aid Information Session

Beginning July 8th

Each Friday at 10am - Noon

Room 124 (FAC 1)


June 23, 2011 (1 Announcement):

Financial Aid Training Camp!

On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, GCC Financial Aid Offices will be open with limited staffing from 8:30am to 12:30pm. All Financial Aid employees will be engaged in training during this time, but there will be friendly folks in each of our Financial Aid Offices that will do their best to help you until training is completed. Offices will resume normal staffing from 12:30pm to 5pm.


June 22, 2011(1 Announcement):

Please Check Your Student Account Daily!!!

Now more than ever it is important that each student pay close attention to his or her student account on a daily basis. Any type of change (Enrollment, Tuition, Financial Aid, Bookstore Charging) to your account could lead to a balance owed to the college. Any outstanding balance could lead to your being removed from your course(s) for non-payment!!


June 20, 2011(2 Announcements):

Remember The Fall Semester Tuition Due Date!

**Don't forget- the tuition due date for fall semester is August 11th 2011! Any pending financial aid awarded will be applied to your tuition account and used to reserve your courses for fall semester. If your financial aid exceeds your tuition account balance, then you will not be expected to make payment by that date. If it doesn't (or if your aid has not posted to your account by that date), make sure to pay the difference or you may be dropped from your courses. Be sure to check your tuition account balance while you are checking your financial aid award. See a Financial Aid Advisor for more details. **

Student Loan Information Sessions Being Held At Locust Grove and Fredericksburg Area Campuses This Summer!

LGC

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Information Session

Where: Locust Grove Campus, Room 202

When: 6/22/11 10:00-11:00 & 5:30-6:30

FAC

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Information Session

Where: Fredericksburg Campus (Main Building), Room 124

When: 6/23/11 10:00-11:00 & 5:30-6:30

June 17, 2011(1 Announcement):

2011-2012 Awarding Continues

So far, over 1,500 GCC Students have applied for and been awarded aid for the 2011-2012 Academic year. Bravo students! Your timeliness and planning have served you well!

June 16, 2011(1 Announcement):

Meet Your Financial Aid Support Staff!

From helping you begin the application process, to processing your application once it arrives, to answering your questions and concerns- These are the folks that are dedicated to assisting with your financial aid needs: