Job Training

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for 2017-18 Job Training 18 week programs is $6103 for in-district residents and $6682 for non-residents. This includes facility fees, technology fees and learning tools. Tuition for the 22 week program is $7835 for both in-district residents and for non-residents.

At GRCC Job Training, a broad range of financial aid resources are available to you. Our staff will assist you in accessing financial resources to help pay your tuition. If you believe your financial resources are insufficient, you should apply for financial aid by completing an application for Federal Student Aid during the month before your selected program begins. Our staff can process a financial needs analysis and determine your eligibility for financial aid.

By combining federal, state, college and community-based resources, we can help design a financial aid package to meet the majority of your financial needs. You could qualify for student loans and/or Pell Grants which would help pay your tuition.

For more information contact Job Training at or 616-234-3800.

Job Training Student Loans information


Students must complete the FAFSA and meet all other financial aid eligibility requirements to be considered for a Direct Loan.

Student loans are awarded to all eligible students. You may decline, accept or reduce the loans offered through your Online Center.  First time borrowers need to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN), (also referred to as Loan Agreement). Your award letter contains student loan instructions to guide you through the process.

Loan Information

The key to responsible borrowing is to learn the basics and manage your loan debt. Watch the video Responsible Borrowing to learn about your responsibilities as a borrower and what you should consider when taking out student loans. Watch Repayment: How to Manage Your Student Loans to learn about changing repayment plans, postponing or reducing your payments, or combining your federal student loans. Also visit and then click on Managing Repayment at the top of the page for more information.

Federal Direct Loans

The Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan programs enables students to borrow money to pay for their educational expenses. Both have annual and cumulative (lifetime) limits. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from FAFSA, lists your cumulative loans, but it is important that you also keep records of all your loan transactions. You can view your loan history online at You can view information about Undergraduate Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans on line at

Federal Direct Parent Plus Loans 

Enables parents with good credit history to borrow funds to help pay for the cost of their child's education. Students must be dependent as defined by the federal government on FAFSA, enrolled at least half-time and maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Interest accrues beginning with the first disbursement. Repayment of principal and interest begins while the student is in school — within 60 days after the final loan disbursement is made for the period of enrollment for which the funds were borrowed. You can view information about Direct Parent Plus loan online at

Alternative Student Loans

GRCC encourages students considering alternative or private student loans to research multiple lenders and their terms. While we do not provide information to students regarding private lenders or have preferred lender arrangements we will certify private loan applications that are submitted to GRCC by students via their lender. You can view information about Federal Loans versus Private Loans online at

Please note: The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires that before a private educational lender may finalize a private education loan for a student in attendance at an institution of higher education, the private lender must obtain the signed, completed self-certification form. Most lenders will provide this form directly to students. If your lender does not, you can obtain a Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form here.