SUBMIT The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st for the upcoming academic year. FAFSA’s received by March 15th will be given first consideration for federal and state financial aid programs that have limited funds.
Using the IRS DATA RETRIEVAL Tutorial for the FAFSA
The IRS Data Retrieval Process is a way to link your tax information directly from the IRS without having to provide a copy of your taxes with you when you complete the FAFSA. Not everyone will have to use this tool.
Submit ALL REQUESTED PAPERWORK
After you submit the FAFSA you may be emailed at your Titan Live account informing you that GTCC needs you to turn in some documents before we can complete your financial aid award. Turn in ALL requested paperwork as soon as possible. Our forms can be found here.
Apply For A SCHOLARSHIP
To apply for scholarships offered at GTCC please click here. Many of the scholarships require you have a FAFSA on file with GTCC. Throughout the year, scholarship opportunities may become available, but the priority deadline to apply for a GTCC Foundation scholarship is May 1. Those applicants will be given first consideration.
How do I ACCEPT My Student LOANS?
Once your financial aid file is complete, we will automatically accept all of your grants to your account, since they do not have to be repaid. Loans, however, do have to be repaid, so you will have to manually accept your loans yourself. Please review these steps on our How to Apply for Federal Loans page. Students must be enrolled at least six (6) credit hours each term to apply for and receive a Stafford loan.
How do I APPLY for a FEDERAL WORK STUDY POSITION?
Access the following link from an ON-CAMPUS computer: Jobs. Create an account (you must use your GTCC Titan Live account).
After your account is created, you will be able to view the available jobs and complete the employment application online. IF you are selected as a candidate for the position, you will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.
What is Financial Awareness Counseling? (FACT)
GTCC has been chosen by the Department of Education to participate in a new loan counseling experiment, starting in 2017-2018, that will help student loan borrowers make smart borrowing decisions and be more successful with their student loan repayment. Some student loan borrowers will be asked to complete Financial Awareness Counseling, found here at studentloans.gov.
IF you are required to complete this step, you will be emailed at your Titan Live account. You will not receive your loan disbursement until you have completed this step. Like the FAFSA, you will use your FSA ID and Password to complete this step.
Funding for summer school is limited to students who have remaining Pell or loan eligibility not used during the previous fall and/or the current spring of the given academic year. Also, you can only receive additional funds if you are attending at least half-time for the summer term, and if you did not borrow the full amount of your annual loan and Pell limits. An example can be found in the Award Letter Supplement under “Summer Awards.”