Gogebic Community College

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  1. Apply early. File the 2023-2024 FAFSAstarting on October 1, 2022. The filing deadline for maximum aid consideration is March 31, 2023. Apply for a FSA ID on the Federal Student Aid 
  2. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Transfer your tax information directly from the IRS onto your FAFSA.
  3. Complete forms carefully. Read all instructions before you begin. Provide all information requested. Failure to provide the required information may cause a delay in processing your financial aid request.
  4. Use correct social security numbers on all application materials. The social security numbers will be matched with the official names and numbers on file with the Social Security Administration. If there are discrepancies, it will delay the review of your file. If your parents' information is required on the FAFSA, you must provide your parents' birth dates and social security numbers on the FAFSA.
  5. Report changes in income tax filing status. If you/your parents decide not to file a federal income tax return after you have indicated that you plan to file, notify the Office of Student Financial Aid in writing.
  6. Keep a separate financial aid file. Submit any required documents as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to photocopy the forms, correspondence, and other information you submit to the Financial Aid Office.
  7. Reapply every year. The FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA is available October 1 for each upcoming year. Your financial aid is not renewed automatically. You must submit all required forms each year. Funds for certain programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


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