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Our Financial Aid
The purpose of the financial aid services department is to assist students in meeting their educational goals by providing appropriate financial resources. The staff is aware of concerns students may have regarding financing their college education, and wants to assist by providing the best service possible. Our goal is to meet individual needs in a timely, efficient, and equitable manner. Financial aid awards at Georgia Military Global Online College are based on scholastic ability and/or financial need. Students may receive aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, or work opportunities. All students are encouraged to apply. Programs with limited funding are awarded according to the earliest application date.
Many students do not have the financial resources to accomplish their educational objectives. Through the financial aid programs, Georgia Military Global Online College makes every effort to assure that no qualified student will be denied the opportunity to attend school because of lack of funds. Each year over 80 percent of Georgia Military College students receive some form of financial aid. Once awarded and packages are complete, they may be viewed online via GMC’s secure student portal.
Because of the many federal, state, and local agencies that regulate financial aid programs, the administration of financial aid is complex and ever changing. To help simplify the process, the Federal government has a website that is updated regularly and can be found by visiting https://studentaid.ed.gov. It is important for students to understand the financial aid programs they are applying for and the requirements of those programs. Please contact a graduation coach should you have any questions. Policies and procedures are subject to change without notice.
Students applying for federal aid using FAFSA on the Web will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) Information Acknowledgment within 10 to 14 days of submitting the application. Students applying using the paper version of the FAFSA will receive a SAR within 3 – 5 weeks of mailing the application. The GMC Financial Aid Office will receive the information electronically. Eligibility for Title IV aid is based on the information on the SAR, so the student should review it carefully. If any information is incorrect, the student should follow the instructions included with the form to make necessary corrections.
- Submit an Application for Admission to Georgia Military College.
- Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal student financial aid and to apply for some state and college aid. Applying online with FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov is faster and easier than using a paper FAFSA.
- Apply Faster – Sign the FAFSA with a U.S. Department of Education FSA ID. If providing parent information, one parent must sign the FAFSA. To sign electronically, the parent can also apply for a FSA ID.
Verification is a process used to check the accuracy of the information that a student and/or parent gives when applying for financial aid. The GMC Financial Aid Office will notify the student if selected for verification by the federal processor and will request certain documentation in order to complete the verification process. Until the verification process is complete, no Federal Funds may be released to the student. D. Once the file is complete, the student will be notified of eligibility and the amount of aid available through an award letter. If aid has been denied the student will also be advised by mail.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal Subsidized Direct Loan
- Federal Work Study Program
- Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
- Federal Direct Plus Loan
- Private Student Loans
- Georgia Tuitition Equalization Grant
- Georgia HOPE Scholarship
- Georgia Public Safety Grant
- Georgia Student Access Loan
- Georgia HERO Scholarship
- Georgia HOPE GED Voucher
- Georgia Zell Miller Scholarship
- Demonstrate financial need (for most programs);
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
- Have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau);
- Be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25);
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree program;
- Be enrolled at least half-time (6 quarter hours) to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds;
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress;
- Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) stating that:
- You are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on federal student grant and;
- You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes and;
- Show you’re qualified to obtain a college education by
- Having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Education Development (GED) certificate;
- Completing a high school education in a home-school setting approved under state law.
- Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Violation
GMC students now have real-time access to their financial aid record! Log into your GMC Student Portal and click on Financial Information to view your most current information!
- Check to see if your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been received
- Review any additional required documentation
- Verify that you are meeting the criteria for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and are eligible to continue receiving federal financial aid
- View details regarding your financial aid awards
2019-2020 Financial Aid Forms
- Direct Loan Request
- PLUS Loan Authorization Request
- Loan Reduction / Cancellation Form
- Non-Federal SAP Appeal
2019-2020 Financial Aid Applications
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid Information (FAFSA)
- Federal Work Study Application
- Georgia Student Finance Application
- GMC Foundation Scholarship Application
Below you will find a list of helpful links that can assist you in the Financial Aid process.
- What is financial aid?
- Financial aid is money provided to the student to help pay for the student’s education. Major forms of financial aid include gift aid (grants and scholarships) and self-help aid (loans).
- I don’t think I qualify for financial aid, should I apply?
- You should apply. Every student who submits a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) might be eligible for gift aid (grants and scholarships).
- No one is helping me pay for college; that makes me an independent student, right?
- The federal government determines your dependency status by asking a series of questions on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- When does Georgia Military Global Online College receive my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
- We will receive your FAFSA information from the federal government approximately in 3 business days.
- How does Georgia Military Global Online College process refunds?
- We process refunds each week following the end of the drop/add period. Refer to your GMC Portal for more details.