Are you thinking, "I can’t afford to go to college"??? If so, we have a challenge for you: Look into it.
It just might be more achievable than you think. Here’s how:
The typical GSC student brings a considerable amount of transfer credit.
The less credit you need to earn, the less tuition you need to pay.
71% of our students qualify for financial aid
We’re talking scholarship and grants—not loans.
Two-thirds of our students on financial aid qualify for a Federal Pell Grant.
Federal funds awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and who have not earned a bachelor’s degree.
The biggest X-factor in this mix is Pell Grants mostly because, they’re often misunderstood.
Let’s dig into Federal Pell Grants and clarify some little-known-facts and common misconceptions.
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE IF....
- You are an undergraduate student (no age limit) in financial need
- You are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in an eligible degree program
- You have a high school diploma, GED, or home school equivalent
- You are a U.S. citizen or elgible non-citizen
GRANT AWARDS ARE...
- Determined by your financial need, cost of attendance, full- or part-time status, and plan to attend school for a full academic year or less. You can only receive Pell Grant funds for one college at a time
- Different than a loan. Pell Grants do NOT have to be repaid
- Determined on an annual basis. You will need to submit a new FAFSA every year
- To be used only for eligible school-related expenses (i.e. books, lab materials, off-campus housing, transportation costs, etc.)
- Higher/lower depending on your enrollment status. There are minimum and maximum amounts, and full-time enrollment will be awarded a higher amount than a part-time enrollment
- Disbursed by your college applying the funds to your school costs; providing direct payment to you; or a combination of the two methods
Still have questions about Financial Aid? Check out "Q&A - The financial aid information you need to know," and learn more about our affordable bachelor's degree programs.