Welcome to the Financial Aid Office. We are here to serve your needs and look forward to hearing from you soon.
For office locations and hours of operations, please refer to our Financial Aid Staff page.
College Hours of Operation are Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 11:30 am.
To Parents and Prospective Students
Due to privacy regulations, a student's information is exclusively discussed with the student. Students should regularly review myGadsdenState, their student e-mails, and Banner SSB.
Great news! The Department of Education has announced that Year-Round Pell (YRP) grants is back! So, what does that mean for you?
You may receive Federal Pell Grant funds for summer. To be eligible, you must (1) enroll and attend at least half time, and (2) continue to make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in accordance with federal regulations. For more information about YRP and SAP, visit the GSCC website at http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/sites/default/files/u41/YRP%20FAQ.pdf and http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/financial_aid/satisfactory-academic-progress.
The mission and primary purpose of the Financial Aid Office is to deliver the highest quality services in an efficient and effective way; to secure adequate funding from the various Federal, State, and private sources to meet the needs of our students; and to support efforts that promote and encourage students to plan for postsecondary education.
Code of Conduct
The Gadsden State Community College Financial Aid Office staff is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct. As members of NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the staff abides by its code of conduct, as follows.
An institutional financial aid professional is expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, a financial aid professional should:
- Refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit.
- Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents he or she serves.
- Ensure that the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
- Be objective in making decisions and advising his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
- Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or a governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
- Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.