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If you have completed a 2018-2019 FAFSA application, you may be eligible for the CA College Promise Grant, CCPG (Formerly known as the BOG fee waiver). Due to a delay in processing, your current enrollment fees for the SUMMER 2018 semester do not reflect any CCPG waivers to your account. We hope to be applying the CCPG within the following two weeks. Thank you for your understanding as we work through the process. Students will be notified via their GCC email regarding their CCPG eligibility. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the office of financial aid. 


  • 2017-2018 Aid year FAFSA Changes and things you need to know in order to avoid and/or resolve conflicting information. Click here
  • I can Afford College:  California Dream Act Video.  Click here

  • California College Promise Grant (CCPG):  Effective Summer 2018 the BOG Fee Waiver will be known as the California College Promise Grant (CCPG).  All aspects of the BOG Fee waiver will remain the same, only the name will change.  The CCPG is a grant provided by the State of California for students who have been California residents for more than one year.  Eligible students will have their units paid for if eligible for the CCPG.  Students who are required to pay non-resident tuition do not qualify. 

  • Fall 2016 CCPG (a.k.a BOG Fee Waiver) Changes:  Effective Fall 2016, once you've qualified for the CCPG, it is important to ensure that you are meeting the academic and/or progress standards in order to avoid losing it.  Academically, you must sustain a CGPA of 2.0 or higher and/or you must complete more than 50% of your coursework.  Read more on this...
  • New!  California Full Time Student Success Grants:  Effective Fall 2015.  Student Success Grants are given to students who have been awarded a Cal Grant "B" based on eligibility criteria established by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). To receive payment of the Student Success Grant for the semester, you must be enrolled in at least 12 or more units, receive a full-time Cal Grant payment and be meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. If you are on a Financial Aid Contract, only units from the courses on your contract will count toward your eligibility.
  • 2018-2019 FAFSA: Available 10/1/2017.  Complete if attending the Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019 and/or Summer 2019 semesters. The filing deadline for the 2018-2019 FAFSA is June 30, 2019.  If you do not plan on enrolling for the Summer 2019 semester, then the deadline GCC must receive the FAFSA will be prior to the last date of the semester you are enrolled in. The priority filing deadline for the 2018-2019 FAFSA for GCC is April 1, 2018. Click here
  • Effective Fall 2015:  Financial aid checks will be processed every other week effective the week after the 2nd disbursement. 
  • 2017-2018 ENTRANCE LOAN WORKSHOPS:  New Entrance Loan Workshop  for this upcoming aid year will be available mid-August.  Please click on the following link to access our Calendar for the schedule and sign-up information:    FA CALENDAR.   Also, effective 2013-2014 aid year, there have been recent changes that impact the Federal Student Loan Program.  Read more on this
  • CashCourse:  Need to build money management skills?  Check out to help you build real-life-ready financial skills, survive in a tough economy and prepare for success!

  • Effective 2012-2013 aid year:  There have been recent changes in law that impact Federal Student Aid Programs and may affect your financial aid awards. Read more on this.
  • Financial aid applications are not reviewed until they are completed and all requested forms and documents have been submitted to the office. Due to the high volume of financial aid applications this year, allow several weeks for a completed application to be processed.
  • All award notifications are being sent out via email.  Therefore, make sure you activate your GCC email now.  Click here to activate it now!

FAFSA on the Web - How to apply for Financial Aid

The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid at Glendale Community College. It is also used to determine BOG (Board of Governors) Fee Waiver eligibility.

For students who will be attending GCC for the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 and/or Summer 2018 semesters the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (was available on 10/1/2016) should be completed to be considered for financial aid for the 2017-2018 award year. The filing deadline for the 2016-2017 FAFSA is June 30, 2017. If you do not plan on enrolling for the Summer 2017 semester, then the deadline GCC must receive the FAFSA will be prior to the last date of the semester you are enrolled in.  The priority filing deadline for the 2017-2018 FAFSA for GCC is April 1, 2017. The priority filing deadline for the 2018-2019 FAFSA for GCC is April 1, 2018.

FAFSA on the web

Our Federal School code is 001203.
Use this when completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students seeking assistance in completing their FAFSA should attend a FAFSA workshop.  Visit our Financial Aid Calendar for dates and times.  Click here 

Board of Governors Fee Waiver

The 2017-2018 Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver application is available online! You can print the 2017-2018 BOG Application by clicking HERE. This form is used to apply just for the BOG Fee Waiver for the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 terms at Glendale Community College. Remember, a BOG is effective as of the semester the application is approved


Need a form?
Check out our Required Forms & Documents page for printable forms and descriptions of other commonly requested documents.

Check your Financial Aid Status and more at MyGCC!
You can check your financial aid status, grades, enrollment, and other personal information through the MyGCC feature of the Glendale Community College website. It's safe, secure, and FAST. Check out MyGCC at this link.

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Disclaimer: Some websites to which the Financial Aid Office provides links are for the convenience of users and are not managed or maintained by Glendale Community College. The College and the Financial Aid Office do not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of those sites.