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Financial Aid Process

Step 1:

Complete FAFSA, beginning January 1st, for the upcoming Fall term. Complete GPA Verification Form if necessary.

File by March 2nd for Cal Grant Deadline.

Step 2:

Student Aid Report is sent to student when FAFSA is processed.

Step 3:

Gavilan College receives FAFSA data, only if school was listed, from the US Department of Education.

Fee Waiver may be awarded, if you qualify.

Step 4:

Gavilan College sends a tracking letter requesting any additional documents.

If it appears you are not PELL eligible, you will be sent a denial letter.

Step 5:

Student returns required documents to Financial Aid Office.

It is the responsibility of the student to submit documents to the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner.

File is reviewed, discrepancies are resolved and eligibility is determined.

Step 6:

Award letter is sent to eligible students.

Grant checks are sent shortly after award letters.


Remember that missing or incomplete information will delay the processing time.

Last modified: February 15, 2007
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February 15, 2007