Each incoming student should complete a FAFSA, regardless of family income. FAFSA completion is the only way for students to receive need-based aid in the form of grants (money you do not have to pay back) and/or loans (money you do have to pay back). Visit the FAFSA website for more information about what you will need to complete your FAFSA. If you list our school code (001964) on the FAFSA, GC will receive your information electronically. It is a good idea to file your FAFSA as soon as possible so that state and federal funds are available to help you pay for school; many years, state funds run out. The FAFSA opens annually on October 1 and will allow you to get funding for the upcoming school year. If you accept federal and/or state aid, you will need to file your FAFSA every year you are in college.

The federal government may randomly select students who fill out a FAFSA for a process called FAFSA verification. If that happens, students must provide the information requested or they will not be eligible for state or federal aid. If you are selected, visit KHEAA online to complete verification. If you have questions, the staff in the Office of Financial Planning will be happy to help you through the process.

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