Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Coronavirus Loan Repayment Relief

The federal government is providing relief to loan borrowers as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency.

Read information on the Coronavirus Loan Repayment Relief

 

Qualifying for financial aid

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.

FAFSA is now available on your mobile device 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 2019, Winter 2020, or Summer 2020 semesters? Fill out the 2019-2020 FAFSA based on your 2017 income information. Or download the myStudentAid app.
     
  • Taking classes during the Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Summer 2021 semesters? Fill out the 2020-2021 FAFSA based on your 2018 income information. Or download the myStudentAid app.
     
  • State aid recipients: You must complete a FAFSA to be considered for any form of state aid.

 

Important News and Dates

Secure File Upload for Financial Aid Forms

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

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

Winter 2020 Financial Aid Calendar

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial My Bill Notifications Emailed to Students

November 11, 2019

Tuition Due Date

December 4, 2019

Bookstore Charges and Raider Card Transfers

January 4-January 24, 2020

Winter Semester Start Date

January 13, 2020

Last Day for Payment Plan

January 17, 2020

Census Date (midnight)

January 27, 2020

Pell Grants and first half of Direct Loans* February 14, 2020
2nd half of Winter-only Direct Loans** March 20, 2020

*Students with Fall/Winter loans will receive their Winter balance on February 14, 2020, unless they are enrolled in ALL late starting classes. In most instances, students enrolled in all late starting classes will receive their Winter balance within a week of their classes starting.

**Students with Winter-only loans will receive their balance in two disbursements (February 14 and March 20, 2020).

Summer 2020 Financial Aid Calendar

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial My Bill Notifications Emailed to Students

March 16, 2020

Tuition Due Date

April 22, 2020

Bookstore Charges and Raider Card Transfers

May 4-May 29, 2020

Summer Semester Start Date

May 11, 2020
(some Nursing courses start May 4)

Last Day for Payment Plan

May 15, 2020

Census Date (midnight)

May 26, 2020

Pell Grants and first half of Direct Loans* June 12, 2020
2nd half of Summer-only Direct Loans** June 26, 2020

*Students with Pell grants will receive their Summer disbursement on June 12, 2020, unless they are enrolled in ALL late starting classes. In most instances, students enrolled in all late starting classes will receive their Summer disbursement within a week of their classes starting.

**All students with Summer loans will receive their balance in two disbursements (June 12 and June 26, 2020).