Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for GRCC Job Training programs for 2015-16 is $5,884 for Kent County residents and $6,442 for non-residents and includes all books and fees.
At GRCC Job Training, a broad range of financial aid resources are available to you. Our staff will assist you in accessing financial resources to help pay your tuition. If you believe your financial resources are insufficient, you should apply for financial aid by completing an application for Federal Student Aid during the month before your selected program begins. Grand Rapids Community College staff can process a financial needs analysis and determine your eligibility for financial aid.
By combining federal, state, college and community-based resources, we can help design a financial aid package to meet the majority of your financial needs. You could qualify for student loans and/or Pell Grants which would help pay your tuition.
Job Training Student Loans information
Follow the instructions below to apply for a student loan to assist in paying for a Job Training program.
To be considered for a federal student loan, you must:
- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the school year you wish to receive loan funds.
- Apply for a FSA ID and Password.
- Submit all requested documents and meet all other eligibility requirements for federal student aid.
Before you begin:
- Learn more about the Federal Direct Loan Program (interest rates, loan maximums, eligibility requirements, etc.).
- You will need your FSA ID and password (used to electronically sign your FAFSA). If you don't remember your FSA ID and password or you need to create one, visit the FSA ID website for assistance. You will NOT be able to complete the loan application process without your FSA ID and Password.
To apply for a Federal Student Loan (Job-Training Students only), please answer the following question:
Did you receive a federal student loan during the 2014-15 academic year to attend GRCC?
If YES, please complete Returning Borrowers Information below. If NO, please complete the New Borrowers Information below.
Federal Direct Student Loan for Returning Borrowers
Complete the GRCC Direct Loan Request Form. This is where you tell us when you want to receive a student loan and the amount you want to borrow. The form can be submitted by mail, fax, email or in person.
After the GRCC Direct Loan Request Form has been completed and submited properly, your eligibility for a student loan will be determined and we will award you the amount you are eligible to receive. This process may take five to ten business days.
A Returning Borrower is a student who received loan funds from the Direct Loan program within the last 12 months at GRCC. If this is not the case, follow the instructions for a New Borrower.
Federal Direct Student Loan for New Borrowers
To apply for a direct loan, you must complete the three steps below.
After you complete a step, close that window to return to the directions page to advance to the next step.
Your loan request will NOT be processed until all three steps have been properly completed and submitted.
Step 1 – Complete the Entrance Counseling. To assure you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower, the United States Department of Education requires you to complete the entrance counseling before you can receive loan funds. You must complete this step again, even if you have previously completed loan counseling.
Step 2 – Complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN). This link will take you to the FDLP web site to complete and submit your MPN. Your federal PIN number is required to submit the MPN. You will receive an email response after you successfully submit your MPN. While completing your MPN, be sure to write down the three-digit confirmtion code assigned to you. You will need this number later in the process.
Step 3 – Complete the GRCC Direct Loan Request Form. This is where you tell us when you want to receive a student loan and the amount you want to borrow. The form can be submitted by mail, fax, email or in person.
After all three steps have been completed and submitted properly, your eligibility for a student loan will be determined and we will award you the amount you are eligible to receive. This process may take up to five to ten business days.