Welcome to Grand Rapids Community College Financial Aid Office home page. You can access all of the services of our office on this web site, including information on filing for financial aid, scholarships and grants, on-campus employment and many other services.
GRCC strives to be more than ADA compliant. We strive to be accessible and welcoming to students of all abilities. If you need any assistance or accommodation in completing any components of the admissions, financial aid, orientation, or enrollment processes, please contact us and let us know. In addition, the GRCC's Disability Support Services are available to assist students. Visit www.grcc.edu/dss for more details.
If you have any questions or need additional assistance, you may contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (616) 234-4030, or stop by our office in Room 105 of the Main Building. Our staff members will be happy to assist you.
Important News and Updates
- Fall 2014 -Timely submission of Financial Aid is important. The priority deadline for Fall is July 15th. Students can still apply for fall financial aid after this time. However, you may need to secure your classes with payment or using the FACTS payment plan prior to the processing of your aid.
- Constitution Day 9-17-14 - Olivarez Student Plaza - Pocket copies of the constitution will be handed out and students can register to vote from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- 2014-15 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now available for Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Summer 2015 at www.fafsa.ed.gov
- NEW THIS YEAR: Direct Subsidized Loan Limits for 2013
Student Loan Origination Fee Update
The U.S. Department of Education recently increased the student loan origination fees for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans and for Parent PLUS loans. These increases will take effect for loans first disbursed on or after Ocotber 1, 2014.
Due to federal sequestration, Subsidized and Unsubsidized origination fees will rise from 1.072% to 1.073% of the loan principal. Parent PLUS origination fees will rise from 4.288% to 4.292% of the loan principal.
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