This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change without notice to comply with federal, state, and institutional policies.
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) status; some awards may be adjusted if the student does not enroll as a full-time student. However, 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.
Students may be awarded grant funds up to the cost of college attendance. If they still have unmet financial needs, students may apply for loans under the Federal Stafford Loan and/or the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan programs. These loan programs require a separate loan request form in addition to the FASFA. These loan request forms can be picked up from any GPC Financial Aid office or 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 1 deadline. Loans are NOT automatically awarded.