This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change without notice to comply with federal, state, and institutional policies. For the most current information, please visit www.gpc.edu/finaid.
Once students have been awarded aid, they will receive an award letter that lists the various types of aid they are eligible to receive during the award year. Awards are based on full-time (12 or more hours) and may be awarded up to the cost of college attendance status; some awards may be adjusted if the student does not enroll as a full-time student. Aid will automatically be prorated at disbursement if the student is not full-time. If it is determined that the student is not eligible for aid after it is awarded, the Financial Aid office is required to adjust the student's award.
Students automatically will be reviewed for Federal Pell Grants and FSEOG because they are considered gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Students also will be reviewed for Federal Work-Study. HOPE Scholarships are automatically reviewed for freshmen students who have met the HOPE requirements from high school. Continuing students currently receiving HOPE are automatically reviewed. Transfer students must submit a copy of their prior institution(s) academic transcript(s) to the Financial Aid office for HOPE to be reviewed.
If a student has unmet financial need, students may apply for a Federal District Loan. A separate loan request is required in addition to the FAFSA. The loan request form can be downloaded from www.gpc.edu/finaid/.
Students who apply by the priority processing due date will be considered for all available funds. Some funds are limited and are awarded to eligible students based on greatest need and meeting the April 1st deadline. Loans are NOT automatically awarded.