Tag: Financial Aid

Success Seminar: Financial Aid 101

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Financial Aid 101” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 4-5 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.

“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College.

For more information, contact Parra at cparra@gc.edu.

Terrific Tuesdays at Galveston College

College offers Terrific Tuesdays each week this summer

The Galveston College Office of Admissions will offer Terrific Tuesdays every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from now through Aug. 7.

Terrific Tuesdays offer prospective students an opportunity to tour the campus and to find out additional information about college programs, admissions, financial aid, testing and other student services.

The schedule for Terrific Tuesdays is as follows:

  • 2 p.m.-3 p.m.    Campus Tour (starting at Admissions desk)
  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m.    College Knowledge 101 Information Session (Room 357, Regents Hall)

Students may choose to attend both the tour and the information session or either individually.

To register for a Terrific Tuesdays event, visit http://bit.ly/gctuesdays.

‘Financial Aid 101 Basics’ seminar

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Financial Aid 101 Basics” on Wednesday, April 18, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 251 of Regents Hall at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.

“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College. “

For more information, contact Parra at cparra@gc.edu.

Financial-Aid-Basics at Galveston College

‘Financial Aid 101 Basics’ seminar set for Wednesday

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Financial Aid 101 Basics” on Wednesday, April 18, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 251 of Regents Hall at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.

“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College. “

For more information, contact Parra at cparra@gc.edu.

 

Pell Grants at Galveston College

Pell Grant funding now available in the summer

Year-round Pell Grants are now available. This means eligible students can get funding to take summer classes and possibly graduate sooner.

To be eligible, students must

  • have completed or complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA,
  • be Pell Grant eligible,
  • register for at least six credit hours,
  • be enrolled in eligible courses that count toward a degree plan and
  • meet all satisfactory academic progress requirements and be in good academic standing

Summer and fall 2018 registration opened on Monday, April 16. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid office at (409) 944-1235 or finaid@gc.edu.

 

Harvey Relief Fund Applications Due

Galveston College students who were directly impacted and suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey can now apply for Harvey Student Relief Funds.

Application forms are available online and in the Galveston College Financial Aid Office and must be returned no later than Feb. 9.

Applications for Harvey Student Relief Funds due Feb. 9

Students working with a counselor to complete formsGalveston College students who were directly impacted and suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey can now apply for Harvey Student Relief Funds.

Application forms are available online and in the Galveston College Financial Aid Office and must be returned no later than Feb. 9.

These funds are not intended to replace financial aid, insurance coverage or FEMA funds for which students may be eligible.

This is a one-time allocation and priority will be given to those with documented home or auto damage with funds for expenses such as food, clothing, temporary shelter or replacing other basic essentials as a result of the storm.

Expenses covered by the fund may include but are not limited to:

  • Books and other essential academic expenses
  • Temporary housing or other accommodations
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings lost due to the storm
  • Medications and other costs related to medical care and safety needs

Expenses not covered by the emergency fund include but are not limited to:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable TV), household or furniture costs not related to damage or loss
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses
  • Loan payments

Awards may range from $250 to $1,000. This funding does not have to be repaid.

In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • be a resident of a Texas disaster declared county.
  • have a financial hardship resulting from Hurricane Harvey impact.
  • be currently enrolled at Galveston College in at least six semester credit hours.
  • be in a declared major or certificate.
  • complete an application in full.

Applicants must submit copies of supporting documentation (i.e. FEMA approval, Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) approval, insurance claim documents and/or approval from other relief agency directly related to Hurricane Harvey).

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (409) 944-1238 or email at mnash@gc.edu.

Student Success Workshop – Financial Aid

Current and prospective students can receive hands-on assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, there will be presentations on financial aid, scholarships, and college programs and services.

Participants and their family members are encouraged to bring copies of their 2016 and 2017 tax returns to Financial Aid Day. Those who do not have tax returns will be shown major steps and how to save and retrieve the FAFSA document once tax returns have been filed.

For more information on Galveston College, contact Amanda Smithson at asmithso@gc.edu.

Harvey Student Relief Funds provide support for Galveston College students

Students in line at admissionsGalveston College students who were directly impacted and suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey can now apply for Harvey Student Relief Funds.

These funds are not intended to replace financial aid, insurance coverage or FEMA funds for which students may be eligible.

This is a one-time allocation and priority will be given to those with documented home or auto damage with funds for expenses such as food, clothing, temporary shelter or replacing other basic essentials as a result of the storm.

Awards may range from $250 to $1,000. This funding does not have to be repaid.

In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • be a resident of a Texas disaster declared county.
  • have a financial hardship resulting from Hurricane Harvey impact.
  • be currently enrolled at Galveston College in at least six semester credit hours.
  • be in a declared major or certificate.
  • complete an application in full.

Applicants must submit copies of supporting documentation (i.e. FEMA approval, Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) approval, insurance claim documents and/or approval from other relief agency directly related to Hurricane Harvey).

Applications will be available in the Galveston College Financial Aid Office on Jan. 16 and must be returned no later than Feb. 9.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (409) 944-1238 or email at mnash@gc.edu.