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Student Eligibility

All students who have been accepted for admission to Gogebic Community College and who apply for financial assistance receive consideration. No student is denied the opportunity for financial aid because of race, color, or creed. When determining a studentís need, the financial resources of the studentís immediate family are considered along with any special circumstances. (In awarding aid to eligible students, aid is not only targeted toward the neediest student but is also awarded based on the timeliness of application.) A number of scholarships are awarded based on merit considerations in addition to those based on need.

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to receive funding from federal and state sources:

  • Demonstrate financial need (determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA).
  • Earn a high school diploma, a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or pass an Ability-To-Benefit test approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program. (Personal Enrichment, Job Upgrade, Guest or Other are not eligible programs.)
  • Enroll in courses that are required by the degree or certificate.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid social security number.
  • Register with the Selective Service, if required.
  • Not be in default on any Title IV Higher Education Act loan and/or not owe a refund on a Title IV Higher Education Act grant for attendance at any institution.
  • Not have any convictions for the sale or possession of illegal drugs depending on the date of conviction.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by GCC.
  • Apply for financial aid every year.


A student is not eligible for federal financial aid if their program length is less than six months.

A studentís file is incomplete until they receive a financial aid proposal from the GCC Financial Aid Office. Students should never begin attending classes until they know how much they are eligible to receive in financial aid if they plan on participating in any of the financial aid programs.

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