Important Dates for Financial Aid



  • 2014/15
    • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year, as soon as possible after January 1. 
    • At the very latest, your FAFSA must be received by the processor no later than June 30 2015 or processed results received while you are still enrolled, whichever is earliest, to receive aid for the 2014-15 school year.

Tuition and Fee Deferral Deadlines (2014/15):

  • July 1, 2014 for a Fall 2014 deferral;
  • Nov. 1, 2014 for a Spring 2015 deferral;
  • April 1, 2015 for a Summer 2015 deferral.

All required documents must be complete and received by the deadline listed for that semester. A valid Student Aid Report should be received 30 days prior to these deadlines. 

Awards are based on 2014-2015 FAFSA results for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015.

PELL Census Dates

  • Sept. 2, 2014 for Fall 2014
  • Jan. 26, 2015 for Spring 2015
  • May 28, 2015 for Summer 2015

PELL Grants are based on a student's enrollment level as of the PELL census date. Course enrollment registrations made after the census date cannot be awarded. PELL Grant awards for financial aid applications received after the census date will be calculated based on the student's enrollment at the time they are awarded.

Consortium Agreement Deadlines

If you are completing a Consortium Agreement to take a course at another institution and receive financial aid for that class at GCC, you must submit a Consortium Agreement to the GCC Financial Aid Office prior to the schedule adjustment date. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits hours at GCC to submit a Consortium Agreement at GCC. 

  • Sept. 2, 2014 for Fall 2014
  • Jan. 26, 2015 for Spring 2015
  • May 28, 2015 for Summer 2015

2013-2014 Application Deadline Information

For those still applying for the 2013-2014 school year, we must receive your processed results back from the Department of Education while you are still enrolled. The absolute latest your FAFSA must be received by the processor is June 30, 2014, assuming you will still be in school after that point.

Students selected for Verification

ALL requested verification documentation must be received no later than 120 days after your last day of enrollment – OR - the end of the award year (August 29, 2014 for the 2013-2014 award year), whichever is earlier, to ensure a correct Student Aid Report (SAR) is received by the federally mandated deadline.

GCC verifies all students who are selected by the Department of Education Central Processor for verification even if this verification process has been performed at another institution not within the Maricopa Community College District for the same award year.

Failure to comply with requests and/or missing deadlines will result in forfeiture of Title IV funding.



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