How To Apply For Aid
A student starts the financial aid application process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More on FAFSA
- New Students - Financial Aid Fact Sheet
- Returning Students - Renewal Instructions
- Selected for Verification? Print, complete and submit this form Verification Worksheet
- Need a Book Advance? Print, complete and submit this form to One Stop Book Authorization
- Financial Aid Handbook - Student Financial Aid Handbook 2013-2014
To receive federal, state, or institutional financial aid funds administered by the Great Bay Community College, a student must:
- Be admitted to a degree-granting or an eligible certificate-granting program (16 credit hours or more) at Great Bay Community College
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
- Be enrolled for a minimum of six eligible credits for student loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and Federal Work-Study employment
- Be meeting the Satisfactory Academic Policy for Financial Aid standards, as defined by the Financial Aid Office (see below)
- Be registered with Selective Service (male students only)
- Not be in default on a student loan
- Not owe a refund on any federal (Title IV) financial aid
- Not have aid eligibility suspended or terminated due to a drug-related conviction that occurred while receiving Title IV assistance
- Not be receiving federal or state financial aid from another institution for the same enrollment period
- For Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants not have a prior baccalaureate degree.
All students who complete and file a valid FAFSA are eligible for federal Direct Student loans, regardless of financial need. For grant programs, Perkins Loans, Federal Work-Study and for subsidized Direct Loans, a student must have financial need, as determined by the federal need analysis calculation, based on the information provided on the FAFSA.
For some grants, most loans, and Federal Work-Study, a student must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits.)
Students who accept loans must complete loan counseling and sign a promissory note.
To receive aid in future semesters, a student must meet qualitative and quantitative standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid (SAPFA.) These standards are described below and in The College's Financial Aid Handbook, available online: www.ccsnh.edu/links.html. The website address is mailed to each student who receives a financial aid award.