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The Office of Financial Aid is here to provide you and your family with information that will help you fund your education at GGC, whether through scholarships, grants, loans or a combination of resources.
Applying for Aid
- Complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA serves as the initial application for all federal grants and loans in addition to being one of the ways you can apply for HOPE Scholarship.
- Students may file a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1 each year.
- Students and parents (if student is dependent) will be required to report income information from a prior tax year. For example, on the 2020-2021 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2018 income information.
- If given the option, it is important you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the financial portions of your FAFSA. Using this tool expedites the FAFSA process. Learn more about linking your taxes to FAFSA using the IRS's Data Retrieval Tool.
- If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your student's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one student attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address. An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites.
- When completing the FAFSA, use GGC’s Federal School Code: 041429.
If you're only interested in receiving the HOPE Scholarship, you can fill out a HOPE Scholarship application through the Georgia Student Finance Application (GSFAPP). The GSFAPP is a one-time only application that does not have to be renewed each year.