The summer financial aid application and additional information about the types of aid available will be updated and posted here early to mid-March.
Students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for all federal and state financial aid awards, including the Federal Pell grant and Federal Student Loans. Students receiving a Pell grant may receive them for as many as 12 semesters of full-time enrollment (or the equivalent if enrolled part-time).
Annual Maximum Awards
Award year refers to the specific enrollment period. The normal award year at Germanna Community College (GCC) is the fall and spring semesters (currently the 2017-2018 year). Award years begin July 1 and end June 30.
- For the 2017-2018 award year (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018), the maximum scheduled Pell grant award is $5,920 for undergraduate students enrolled full-time for one more more semesters (12 or more credits) based on eligibility determined from the FAFSA.
- The maximum amount can change each award year and depends on program funding. The amount you get, though, will depend not only on your financial need, but also on your costs to attend school, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.
Summer Eligibility Limit and Disbursement
The 2018 summer session will be attached to the 2017-2018 academic year. Students interested in receiving financial aid for summer must complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA and the GCC Summer 2018 Financial Aid Application.
The Financial Aid Office will begin accepting applications for aid for summer 2018 tuition and fee expenses on March 19, 2018. Please review the summer class schedule to plan your classes . Your initial aid eligibility will be calculated based on your projected enrollment as noted on your summer application and the information from your 2017-2018 FAFSA.
If eligible, a student will be able to receive a portion of a Pell grant award during the summer 2018 semester: For the Pell grant award, a student must:
- Be Pell grant eligible
- Be enrolled in a financial aid eligible program of study at GCC
- Only taking classes that are required for your program of study at GCC
The amounts received will count toward the aggregate lifetime limit.
- Transfer students only attending the summer semester to transfer credits back to their home institution are not eligible for financial aid.
Duration of Eligibility Example
- The Department of Education tracks student percentage used in the Common Origination and Disbursement System (COD) and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). As long as you have not reached 600% of Lifetime Eligibility, you may still have some Pell Grant eligibility remaining.
- Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.