How To Fund Your Education / FAFSA


A student starts the financial aid application process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Our school code is 002583.

  • The 2016-2017 FAFSA is the application for Spring 2017.
  • The 2017-2018 FAFSA is the application for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018.
  • The 2018-2019 FAFSA is the application for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019.

A new FAFSA must be filed each year. The financial aid year begins with the summer term at Great Bay Community College. 

The preferred filing date is March 15 for the upcoming financial aid year. Students who meet this filing date will be considered for all institutional funds. Students who file after this date will be considered on a funds-available basis. If you are unable to meet the preferred deadline, filing by these dates will help to have your financial aid in place before you begin classes:

Begin Enrollment FAFSA Best to File By
Spring 2017 2016-17 October 1, 2016
Summer 2017 2017-18 March 15, 2017
Fall 2017 2017-18 June 1, 2017
Spring 2018 2017-18 October 1, 2017
Summer 2018 2018-19 March 15, 2018
Fall 2018 2018-19 June 1, 2018

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