Glendale Community College and the Financial Aid Office provide this information for students, prospective students, and parents to help you make informed choices about your financial aid options. The information on this web page is compiled from a variety of state, federal, and College sources.
This information is subject to change due to changes in federal or state regulations, College policy, Financial Aid Office procedures, or budgeting by any agency supplying financial aid funding. If you discover discrepancies with regard to other sources of information (federal publications, College publications, etc.), please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The information on this web page is superseded by any federal, state, or College publication.
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.
Financial Aid Eligibility Criteria
You must be enrolled at GCC in an eligible degree, certificate or transfer program. Programs are described in the college catalog.You must have one of the following: - High School Diploma - GED - State Equivalency Certificate - Ability to Benefit (if eligible)
You must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, refugee, parolee or other eligible non-citizen.
Male students over the age of 18 must be registered with Selective Service.
You must not be in default on a prior student loan.
You must not owe a repayment on a federal student grant.
You must provide all documents requested by the Financial Aid Office.
You must maintain satisfactory academic progress in your degree or certificate program.
Importance of Submitting Accurate Info: Fraud Warning
WARNING: You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completely and accurately. If you do not provide all the information required to process your application, your federal student aid will be delayed and may be denied. The information provided may be verified by your school, your state agency, or Federal Student Aid.
After you submit a FAFSA, you may be asked to provide U.S. income tax returns and / or other information. If you cannot or do not provide these records to your school when asked, you may not receive federal student aid.
If you receive federal student aid based on incorrect or fraudulent information, you will have to pay it back. You may also have to pay fines and fees. If you purposely provide false or misleading information on the FAFSA, you may be fined up to $20,000, sent to prison, or both.
All Fraud cases are reported to the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Terms and Conditions of Your Financial Aid Award
All awards are contingent upon the availability of funds.
All funds you receive must be used only for educationally related expenses.
You must be enrolled in a certificate, degree or transfer program listed in the college catalog. Some programs at GCC are NOT eligible for Federal/state financial aid. Please come to the financial aid office for inquiries of specific ineligible programs.
You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
If you drop classes or withdraw from the college, you may be required to repay funds.
You may not receive federal student aid funds from more than one college during a semester, even if you are enrolled in more than one school. Contact the Financial Aid Office regarding the possibility of a Consortium Agreement to include all units for your financial aid calculation.
You are required to notify the Financial Aid Office if you receive other financial aid from any sources, such as scholarships or outside loans. If you fail to notify the Financial Aid Office, you may be required to repay funds you received from some financial aid programs.
If an error has been made by you or the Financial Aid Office in calculating your financial aid award or disbursing your financial aid funds or an appeal is granted for special consideration, the Financial Aid Office reserves the right to make any necessary changes or corrections.
You must reapply for financial aid each year.
Financial Aid does not “transfer”. If you intend to transfer to another college or university, contact the Financial Aid Office at your transfer school and make sure you know their application procedures and deadlines.
The College reserves the right to deduct any financial obligations owed to the College from any financial aid you receive.