Financial Aid at GCC
A promise we keep.
For over 75 years, Gogebic Community College has provided excellent education to thousands of scholars. The times change, but our promise of excellent, affordable education never will.
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Gogebic Community College provides excellence in education, while keeping extremely affordable tuition rates – making Gogebic the ideal choice for both two-year degree and transfer students. In-state tuition is always affordable. Out-of-state rates are comparable to Wisconsin and Minnesota in-state tuition rates.
Approximately 70% of GCC students benefit from one or more of our financial aid opportunities. Our Financial Aid Office taps into an extensive and equitable program to assist students in securing the maximum amount of aid for which they are eligible. Those who would not otherwise be able to pursue their educational goals are able to obtain scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, work-study, or student loans.
The basic premise of financial aid is that the student and parents are the primary source of funds for postsecondary education and are expected to help provide for their own educational costs, whether the costs are electricity, fuel, child care, food, or tuition. Financial aid supplements, not supplants, the family income. Although few families can afford to pay all college expenses out of current salaries or savings, they are expected to provide for a certain amount of the student’s expenses as determined by financial need analysis. When the parent and student obligations have been met, the college, community, and/or government will attempt to provide additional funding through financial aid resources if any shortfall (financial need) exists.
The first step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at www.fafsa.edu. The following two tutorials are available to assist students.
In completing the FAFSA:
All students should review the application process which is found under General Information.
Note* FAFSA Federal School Code for Gogebic Community College: 002264
An applicant who has completed their file by March 1 and has established need, will be given first consideration for available awards. Students may generally expect to be offered a financial aid package fifteen business days after the file becomes complete. A student may apply for financial aid after the deadline and will be offered aid based upon the remaining available funds.
Financial Aid Office
Telephone: 906-932-4231, ext. 206
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