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.

Important News and Dates

  • 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.

Events Calendar

Event

Date

Time

Location

UPREP-FAFSA Night

October 25, 2018

5:30-7:30PM

 GR University Prep Academy

 512 Division Ave S

Fall Open House - Let us know you are coming

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November 3, 2018 10:00-2:00   Applied Technology Center (ATC)

Fall 2018 Financial Aid Calendar

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial eBill Notifications Emailed to Students

July 9, 2018

Tuition Due Date

August 1, 2018

Bookstore Charges and RaiderCard Transfers

August 20 - September 7, 2018

Fall Semester Start Date

August 27, 2018

Last Day for Facts Payment Plan

August 31, 2018

Census Date (Midnight)

September 11, 2018

Pell Grants and Fall/Winter Direct Loans September 28, 2018
2nd half of Fall only Direct Loans October 26, 2018

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, 2018

Tuition Due Date

December 5, 2018

Bookstore Charges and RaiderCard Transfers

TBA

Winter Semester Start Date

January 7, 2019

Last Day for Facts Payment Plan

January 11, 2019

Census Date

TBA (Midnight)

Pell Grants and 1st Half of Direct Loans Disbursed TBA
2nd half of Direct Loans Disbursed TBA