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A payment plan option a student can use to break up payments for tuition and fees over a specified number of months. Nelnet is a third-party vendor GGC uses to provide this service. There are deadlines for application for each semester. Depending on when the student applies determines whether a down payment is needed (and if so, how much) and the number of payments involved. See more information about Nelnet.

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Nexus degrees

Nexus degrees prepare GGC students for in-demand careers through both traditional classroom and extensive hands-on experiences. A nexus degree requires fewer credit hours than a four-year degree – much like an associates degree – but includes some of the beneficial attributes of experiential learning and upper-division coursework typical of bachelor’s degrees.

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No show. This attribute is assigned by instructors early in the semester to designate students who have never attended class but who are still on the official Banner roll for the course. NS students are eventually removed from the roll by the Registrar.