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!

 

SPRING OPEN HOUSE

Date: Saturday March 23, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LocationWisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center

Reserve your spot today > Click here to RSVP ONLINE


April Events: 'Learn to Earn'

April 3, 2019 - Tweet to Win Giveaway!! We'll email you a special hashtag before the event, follow us on Twitter@grccfinaid, answer questions with the hashtag, and be entered in a drawing to win!!

 

April 10, 2019 1-3 p.m., Main 236 - "Social Media Profile Seminar"

What does your profile picture say about you to employers?  This seminar provides you with tools to successfully manage your professional appearance online.  You will be given the opportunity for head shots to be taken which you can use for social media and portfolio purposes.  Join us in Main 208 after the seminar for head shots!  Refreshment will be provided.

 

Important News and Dates:

**NEW** Secure File Upload for Financial Aid Forms

Students can now upload their financial aid forms via their Student Center. Sign into your Online Center at: https://oc.grcc.edu/ and click on Financial Aid tile then click “Submit Files to Financial Aid” and upload your file.

 

Winter 2019 Financial Aid Calendar

 

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial eBill Notifications Emailed to Students

November 12, 2019

Tuition Due Date

December 5, 219

Bookstore Charges and Raider Card Transfers

January 2, 2019

through January 25, 2019

Winter Semester Start Date

January 7, 2019

Last Day for Facts Payment Plan

January 11, 2019

Census Date

January 22, 2019 (Midnight)

Pell Grants and first  half of Direct Loans  February 8, 2019
2nd half of Winter only Direct Loans  March 15, 2019*

*Students with Winter only loans, will receive their Winter 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.

 

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 Winter only Direct Loans  July 5, 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.