*** Please be certain to choose forms under the correct academic year based on the FAFSA filed (e.g., 2015-16 and/or 2016-17). If forms submitted are for the incorrect award year, they will not be processed.
The first step to apply for Federal Financial Aid is to complete the FAFSA.
Do I need an appointment? No. Normal operating hours are 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday. However, during peak times the hours will be adjusted to expedite the processing of student files. To avoid excessive wait time for students, lines will be closed at an appropriate time to allow students to be served by the published closing time. During the summer months, the office hours could change. Visit the homepage for those hours.
Students may apply for a private (non-federal) loan. You (and your co-borrower, if applicable) should carefully research the options and apply for the private loan that best suits your needs. You will need to provide any documentation requested by the lender and follow the application procedure that is specific to the loan.
Steps you should take in the loan process are:
1. Complete the FAFSA.
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Quality Matters™ for Online Courses at Gadsden State
Satisfactory Academic Prgress
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Satisfactory Academic Progress will be measured each semester at Gadsden State Community College. Students are required under federal regulations to maintain certain standards of progress depending on the number of hours they have attempted in college. It is the student’s responsibility to read and understand all policies associated with financial aid funding.
GPA requirements for long-term certificate and degree seeking students
End User FAQ's
Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. (A professional degree is usually obtained after a bachelor’s degree in a field such as medicine, law, or dentistry.)