Financial Aid


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 Leadership 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 Leadership 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 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.


Financial Aid

How to Apply

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.

Initial Steps

  1. Submit an Application for Admission to Georgia Military College.
  2. 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 is faster and easier than using a paper FAFSA.
  3. 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.


Types of Aid

Need-Based Aid 

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Subsidized Direct Loan
  • Federal Work Study Program


Non-need-based Aid

  • 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
Determining Elibility
  • 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
Financial Aid Self Service

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
Financial Aid Forms
Tools & Resources
Financial Aid FAQ
  • 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 Leadership 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 Leadership College process refunds?
    • We process refunds each week following the end of the drop/add period.  Refer to your GMC Portal for more details.
New Loans Process

Students will be able to log into and have the option to download/upload the Direct Loan Request. This will allow the student to submit loan requests directly to Resource Management for processing.

Below are the views of the process to assist students with submitting their loan request through StudentForms.

  • Student will login to If the student has not logged in prior, they will need to create an account.

  • The “Needs Action” panel will appear once logged in

  • Students will need to select “Manage Requests” in the upper right corner
  • Students will be presented the option to request the Direct Loan Form for the award year they will be attending.

  • Once selected, a pop up will let them know the request has been successfully created
  • Students will now navigate back to the “Needs Action” tab and select Other Documents

  • The loan request may now be downloaded for the student to
  • Once completed, the student will need to upload the completed request and click submit and finish

  • Click Finish and the loan request will be sent to the Loan Team for



Balances, Refunds & Payments

Student Account Balances

The student balance section details the following:

  • Tuition and Fee Charges
  • Less: Anticipated/Applied Financial Aid
  • Less: Cash, Check, Credit Card Payments

For detail instructions on printing a statement, click View Your Student Account.

Student Refunds

GMC processes refunds on a weekly basis.   All students anticipating a refund are encouraged to enroll in Direct Deposit. The electronic refund direct deposit program allows your refund to be automatically deposited into your personal checking or savings account.  The process is safe, secure, and faster.  No more waiting for the postal service to deliver your check.

To enroll in Direct Deposit, click Enroll in Direct Deposit and follow the instructions below:
From the GMC Portal Home page, Select-Banking Information-Add Account-Activate-Next- Routing Number-Bank Number-Scroll to the bottom of the page and click I Agree-Submit.


Student Payments

From GMC Student Portal, GMC offers online payment options to students/families:

  • E-Check from Checking/Savings Account
    GMC offers students/families the ability to make E-Check payments thru the GMC Student Portal directly from your savings or checking account.  This is a fast, free, and convenient way to make your payment.
    For detail instructions on making an e-check paymentclick Make a E-Check Payment.
  • Credit and Debit Card Payments
    Effective May 1st, 2023 families choosing to make Tuition payments using a credit/debit card will be accessed a third-party convenience fee.  The convenience fee % will display at the time the transaction is processed.  The convenience fee is accessed and retained by our third-party vendor for providing the credit/debit card processing service.
    For detailed instructions on making a credit/debit card payment, click Make a Credit/Debit Card Payment.
  • Mail-in Payments
    • Student Payments
    • 529 Plans
    • Outside Scholarships
    • Sponsored Billing (Third Party Payments)

Mail-in payments must be mailed at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the quarter (embed JC quarter start/end dates). GMC is not responsible for the US Postal delivery time.  Checks must be payable to “Georgia Military College”.  To ensure funds are properly recorded, please include the Georgia Military College student ID number in the informational section of the check.  GMC requires third-party payers to include a detailed letter stating how funds are to be applied and a contact name, email address and phone number.  Please mail payments to the following address:

Georgia Military College
Attn:  Student Accounts Receivable, Parham Hall
201 East Greene Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Student Accounts Forwarded to Williams & Fudge Collections Agency

Georgia Military College attempts to negotiate student payments; however, when collections efforts fail Georgia Military College processes past due accounts to Williams and Fudge Collections Agency (800) 849-9791.


Each calendar year, Georgia Military College is required by the IRS to prepare the 1098-T Tuition Statement Form for each college student enrolled and having qualified expenses billed during the calendar year.   The information on the 1098-T form is provided to assist the college student with filing for education tax benefits/tax credit deductions, such as the Lifetime

For more information or to download your 1098-T form click here.

GMC Student Accounts Contact Information
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