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FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS

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FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION

 

 

 

NEWS

New Financial Aid Requirements

New rules and regulations will be in effect for the upcoming 2012-2013 award year that may impact financial aid eligibility for students.  Some changes include:

  • Federal Pell Grant limits

  • Elimination of the Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision

  • On-line course enrollment and federal Financial Aid eligibility

  • BOG Waiver eligibility

  • Receiving Financial Aid for repeated courses

For complete details on all the changes and updates that are important for students to know, please read our communiqué.

If you have questions after reading all the changes, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

New Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Requirements

For Title IV financial aid eligibility, the U.S. Congress has mandated that institutions set Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.  Satisfactory progress is defined generally by the Department of Education as a normal length of time for a student to achieve an educational objective that cannot exceed 150% of the length of the student's academic program.

New SAP standards went into effect as of July1, 2011 and Grossmont College will be evaluating students based upon these new standards as of Fall 2011.  Although the general definition above did not change, there are significant changes in how Grossmont College will evaluate student SAP.  For more specific information on Grossmont College's SAP policy and how this may impact you as a student, please visit our SAP website.

If you have questions, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor by selecting the "Ask an Advisor" link on the left menu.

Apply on-line for a Scholarship

Scholarship applications are now available to be completed on-line and submitted electronically.  Don't miss this opportunity to apply for a scholarship.  It's fast and easy!

E-mail

We want to correspond with you through email.  Using email helps us save on the costs of paper, postage, etc.  You also have the benefit of getting correspondence from us immediately rather than waiting for snail mail.

Do we have your email address?  If we do, is it correct? 

You can provide an email address, verify the current email address that we have or update your address by completing the address/email change request form.

If we do have your email address, here are some tips to make sure you actually receive our emails.  We don't want you to miss out on important information that may affect your financial aid!
 

  • Make sure your email box isn't full.  There are many emails that we are sending that are bouncing back because the box is full.  Check for email from us often and keep your box clear. 
  • Some e-mail accounts include "bulk mail folders" or "junk mail folders" and our emails to you may be perceived as unsolicited mail and directed in to these folders or you may not get them at all.  Check all your folders to determine if this is happening. 
  • Because our email may contain a hyperlink, the message may be perceived as unwanted email or "spam" and your personal email account settings may filter it out.  You may have to contact your provider if this occurs.
  • To ensure that our email reaches you, you may want to set up a free e-mail account at login.yahoo.com, www.gmail.com or www.outlook.com and don’t give it to anyone but us.  Make sure you provide us with this email address by logging into WebAdvisor and select the "Update Personal Information" link once you are on the Student page.

Direct Deposit

Did you know that financial aid checks can be electronically transferred to your bank or credit union and directly deposited into your checking or savings account.   If you are receiving financial aid we encourage you to sign up for this service!

What are the benefits of direct deposit?

  •  No worrying about lost or stolen checks.

  • No mail delivery delays.

  • No trips to the bank to make a deposit.

  • No standing in line.

  • No check cashing fees. 

How do I sign up for direct deposit?

Complete the direct deposit form to participate in this service.

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