Financial Aid Questions You Need to Ask
1. How do I know when my financial aid file is complete?
Your financial aid file is complete if you have received your financial aid proposal from
the Gogebic Community College Financial Aid Office. The award proposal will list the
types and amounts of financial aid being offered. Apply for a Federal student loan if you
want to participate in the loan program and apply for college work-study if it is part of
2. Does my financial aid pay for my total tuition/fee and housing bill or do I need to use some
of my own personal money?
Financial aid is awarded based on your eligibility and not all students receive the same type
or the same amount of financial aid. You need to review your financial aid proposal to
determine the amount of financial aid you will be receiving. You also need to review your
tuition/fee bill on My GCC. Do you have enough financial aid to pay for your costs?
3. When is my financial aid applied to my account?
Your financial aid is applied to your account after your financial aid file becomes complete
and you register for your classes. Financial aid money is sent to the college, not the student.
Expense checks are released the third/fourth week of classes.
4. Can I charge my books in the GCC Bookstore?
Yes, if you have money remaining after your tuition, fees and housing (if staying in campus
housing) charges have been deducted. You are allowed to charge in the GCC Bookstore up
to the amount of your credit balance. Charging in the Bookstore begins the first week in
5. Do I need to repay my financial aid?
You must always repay your student loans and you may need to repay your grants if you
totally withdraw from school before the end of October (1st semester) or the end of March
6. Can my financial aid be cancelled for poor grades or for withdrawing from classes?
Yes. You must maintain a 2.0 grade point average, complete 67% of your attempted credits
and not earn more than 95-115 credits (associate degree) or 45-85 credits (certificate)
during your enrollment at GCC.
7. Are there classes or programs at GCC that financial aid will not pay for?
Yes. Financial aid will not pay for ENG090, ENG091, MTH090, MTH091 or classes not in
your program of study. Also, financial aid will not pay for the following programs: Certified
Nursing Assistant, Cosmetology Instructor, Nail Technician, Emergency Medical Services
Specialized Study and Ski Lift Maintenance/Operating Training.