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Before each year of college, you can apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. GTCC uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility each year. Be sure to include our school code (004838) so that we can create your award letter as soon as possible. As a recipient of financial aid, you must pay attention to the application process, deadlines, and policy. We want you to get it, and keep it!

Our school code is 004838

Financial Aid Forms

Download the forms you need to make changes and to complete your financial aid process.

Financial Aid Forms

GTCC Self-Service Portal

Use the Self-Service Portal to access financial aid information and forms, see your latest statement, and make payments online.

Self-Service Portal

Applying for Financial Aid

Information on applying to receive financial aid, including scholarships.

Applying for Financial Aid

Keeping Your Financial Aid

Information on the requirements to keep receiving financial aid.

Keeping Your Financial Aid

Frequently Asked Questions


  • June 20 (Grants and First Loan Disbursement for Previous Borrowers)
  • July 19 (Second Loan Disbursement)


  • Sept. 20 (Grants and First Loan Disbursement for Previous Borrowers)
  • Sept. 25 (First Loan Disbursement for First-Time Borrowers)
  • Oct. 18 (Second Loan Disbursement)
  • Nov. 21 (Third Loan Disbursement)


  • Feb. 15 (Grants and First Loan Disbursement for Previous Borrowers)
  • Feb. 23 (First Loan Disbursement for First-Time Borrowers)
  • March 22 (Second Loan Disbursement)
  • April 17 (Third Loan Disbursement)

This is based on when you want to attend GTCC. You must complete the FAFSA each academic year.

  • Complete the 2022-2023 application if you want to attend during the fall 2022, spring 2023, and/or summer 2023 semester. You will use your 2020 income and tax information.
  • Complete the 2023-2024 application if you want to attend during the fall 2023, spring 2024, and/or summer 2024 semester. You will use your 2021 income and tax information.

No. You do not have to be full-time in order to receive financial aid. However, your aid may be PRORATED as a result. Also, state grants and loans require a minimum of half-time (six or more credit hours) enrollment. You can learn more about proration in our Award Supplement, located on our Financial Aid Forms page.

To see how your aid is affected by less-than-full-time enrollment, log in to Self-Service and click on "Student Finance" to view your current semester charges and prorated aid amounts.

Watch this video for more information on some of the great things you can do on Self-Service.

Learn more about loan repayment.

UPDATE May 2023: The student loan payment pause is extended until the litigation over the Student Debt Relief program is resolved. Payments will restart 60 days later. If the debt relief program has not been implemented and the litigation has not been resolved by June 30, 2023, payments will resume 60 days after that. You will be notified before payments restart.

A bookstore advance allows eligible students to purchase all or a portion of their books and supplies from the GTCC Campus Store using their excess financial aid funds. Learn how to use a bookstore advance.

Financial Aid TV

Future Students

A Minute to Learn It - Applying for Financial Aid See more videos like this

Current Students

A Minute to Learn It - Federal Aid Eligibility See more videos like this

Have questions about financial aid? GTCC’s Financial Aid TV is available 24/7 with dozens of short, informational videos to answer all your questions.