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.

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.

Important News and Dates

  • If you are taking classes during the winter or summer 2018 semesters, now is the time to complete the 2017-18 FAFSA based on your 2015 income information.
  • Taking classes during the fall 2018, winter 2019 or summer 2019 semesters? Fill out the 2018-19 FAFSA based on your 2016 income information.
  • 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.

Events Calendar

Event Date Time Location
       
       
Financial Empowerment Mobile

April 18, 2018 (Wednesday)

11a.m.-3 p.m.

Juan Olivarez Student Plaza

Winter 2018 Financial Aid Calendar

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial eBill Notifications Emailed to Students

November 13

Tuition Due Date

December 6

Bookstore Charges and RaiderCard Transfers

January 3-26

Winter Semester Start Date

January 8

Last Day for Facts Payment Plan

January 12

Census Date

January 23 (Midnight)

Pell Grants and 1st Half of Direct Loans Disbursed February 9
2nd half of Direct Loans Disbursed March 16
2nd Half of Direct Loans Disbursed March 23

Summer 2018 Financial Aid Calendar

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial eBill Notifications Emailed to Students

March 21

Tuition Due Date

April 11

Bookstore Charges and RaiderCard Transfers

April 30-May 25

Summer Semester Start Date

May 7

Last Day for Facts Payment Plan

May 11

Census Date

May 22 (Midnight)

Pell Grants and 1st Half of Direct Loans Disbursed June 8
2nd half of Direct Loans Disbursed July 6
2nd Half of Direct Loans Disbursed July 13