Applying for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, such as grants, student loans and work study, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and include GRCC's school code 002267.  The application is free and will be submitted to the Department of Education.

Students must complete the 2017-18 FAFSA by June 30, 2018 to apply for financial aid for fall 2017, winter 2018 and summer 2018.

Students may begin completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2017.  The 2018-2019 FAFSA will be used to determine aid for fall 2018, winter 2019 and summer 2018.

After Applying

Once you have submitted your FAFSA, the Department of Education will calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which will determine your eligibility for various federal and state financial aid programs. After approximately 10 days, both you and GRCC's Financial Aid Office will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) electronically. Please review the SAR and make any necessary corrections.

GRCC has created a source for students to check on their financial aid status called My Financial Aid that can be accessed online.

GRCC strives to be more than ADA compliant. We strive to be accessible and welcoming to students of all abilities. If you need any assistance or accommodation in completing any components of the admissions, financial aid, orientation or enrollment processes, please contact us and let us know at 616-234-4030 or email In addition, the GRCC's Disability Support Services are available to assist students. Visit the Disability Support Services webpage for more details.


The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (HEA) suspends aid eligibility for students who have been convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs, if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study). If you have a conviction(s) for these offenses, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or click the link below to complete the "Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet" to find out how this law applies to you.

17-18 Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet

18-19 Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet