The Financial Aid Office at Great Bay Community College is on the first floor of the Portsmouth campus in The College Services One Stop suite.
|Office hours:||8:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Thursday|
8:00am to 4:00pm Friday
|Mailing address:||Financial Aid Office |
Great Bay Community College
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth NH 03801
|Contact:||Phone: (603) 427-7610|
Fax: (603) 334-6308
DISCLAIMER - All financial aid information and policies are subject to change at any time.
|NEW STUDENTS||RETURNING STUDENTS|
|Financial Aid Fact Sheet||Renewal Instructions|
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Important Financial Aid Policies ~ Student Financial Aid Handbook 12-13
Student Financial Aid Handbook 13-14
Financial aid provides funds to eligible students for their direct college expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect college expenses (books, supplies, equipment, and a reasonable allowance for living expenses and transportation.) The funds come in three forms: grants, which do not have to be repaid; loans, which must be repaid; and part-time jobs from which the student earns an hourly wage. Students awarded financial aid may receive any or all of these forms of aid.
A student starts the financial aid application process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our school code is 002583.
The 2013-14 FAFSA is the application for aid for Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014.
The 2014-15 FAFSA is the application for aid for Summer 2014, Fall, 2014, Spring 2015
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 and state grants. 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|
|Summer 2013||2013-14||May 1, 2013|
|Fall 2013||2013-14||June 1, 2013|
|Spring 2014||2013-14||October 1, 2013|
|Summer 2014||2014-15||May 1, 2014|
|Fall 2014||2014-15||June 1, 2014|
|Spring 2015||2014-15||October 1, 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.