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Applying for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, such as grants, student loans and work study, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and include GRCC's school code 002267.  The application is free and will be submitted to the Department of Education.

2015-16 – Student's must complete the 2015-16 FAFSA by June 30, 2016 to apply for financial aid for winter 2016 and summer 2016.

2016-17 – Student's must complete the 2016-17 FAFSA by June 30, 2017 to apply for financial aid for fall 2016, winter 2017 and summer 2017.

After Applying

Once you have submitted your FAFSA, the Department of Education will calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which will determine your eligibility for various federal and state financial aid programs. After approximately 10 days, both you and GRCC's Financial Aid Office will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) electronically. Please review the SAR and make any necessary corrections.

GRCC has created a source for students to check on their financial aid status called My Financial Aid that can be accessed online.

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 at 616-234-4030 or email In addition, the GRCC's Disability Support Services are available to assist students. Visit the Disability Support Services webpage for more details.