Financial Aid & Scholarships

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GRCC students receive an education that rivals top Michigan universities for a fraction of the cost. We are committed to ensuring your education is financially possible by working with you to identify grant, scholarship and loan options unique to your needs and academic goals.

Your first step to qualify for most financial aid programs is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you are one of the millions of students that qualify each year.

*NEW*  FAFSA is now available on your mobile devise by downloading the myStudentAid mobile app.

If you need help filling out the FAFSA or determining which financial aid options are best for you, schedule an appointment with one of our financial aid specialists or walk in during Enrollment Center business hours.

  • Taking classes during the fall 2018, winter 2019 or summer 2019 semesters? Fill out the 2018-19 FAFSA based on your 2016 income information.
  • Taking classes during the fall 2019, winter 2020 or summer 2020 semesters? Fill out the 2019-20 FAFSA based on your 2017 income information. Or download the myStudentAid app.
  • A new Repayment Plan is available to all federal student loan borrowers.
  • State aid recipients: Starting in the 2018-19 school year you must complete a FAFSA to be considered for any form of state aid.

 

Are you interested in being a GRCC Student Ambassador – Peer Mentor Program?

Please read this Ambassador description and contact the appropriate person if you are!

 

Important News and Dates

Beware of Loan Repayment Scams

Students have been contacted directly and via social media by third parties promoting themselves as loan forgiveness companies. These companies offer forgiveness for a service fee. Students will never be asked to pay a service fee for loan repayment through their loan servicer. If you have questions regarding loan repayment or forgiveness, contact your loan servicer. For more information regarding loan borrowing and repayment scams, visit this Federal Student Aid.

New Secure File Upload for Financial Aid Forms

Students can now upload their financial aid forms via their Student Center:

  1. Sign into your Online Center
  2. Select the Financial Aid tile
  3. Select "Submit Files to Financial Aid” and upload your file.

Summer 2019 Financial Aid Calendar

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial eBill Notifications Emailed to Students

March 20, 2019

Tuition Due Date

April 10, 2019

Bookstore Charges and Raider Card Transfers

April 29, 2019

through May 24, 2019

Summer Semester Start Date

May 6, 2019

Last Day for Facts Payment Plan

May 10, 2019

Census Date

May 21, 2019 (Midnight)

Pell Grants and first  half of Direct Loans  June 7, 2019*
2nd half of Summer only Direct Loans  June 28, 2019*

*Students with Summer loans, will receive their Summer balance in two disbursements.  Unless they are enrolled in ALL late starting classes, in most instances, students enrolled in all late starting classes will receive their first Summer disbursement within a week of their classes starting.

 

Fall 2019 Financial Aid Calendar

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial eBill Notifications Emailed to Students

July 8, 2019

Tuition Due Date

July 31, 2019

Bookstore Charges and Raider Card Transfers

August 19, 2019

through September 6, 2019

Fall Semester Start Date

August 26, 2019

Last Day for Facts Payment Plan

August 30, 2019

Census Date

September 9, 2019 (Midnight)

Pell Grants and first  half of Direct Loans* September 27, 2019
2nd half of Fall only Direct Loans** October 25, 2019

*Students with Fall/Winter loans, will receive their Fall balance on September 27, 2019, unless they are enrolled in ALL late starting classes. In most instances, students enrolled in all late starting classes will receive their Fall balance within a week of their classes starting.

**Students with Fall only loans will receive their balance in two disbursements.