Apply for admission to Grossmont College;
Register with Selective Service if required to do so under registration law;
The Department of Education will compare the information listed on the your application (the FAFSA) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data base [formerly U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)]. This primary match will attempt to confirm eligibility to receive Federal Financial Aid. For applicants whose eligible non-citizen status was not confirmed by the Department of Education's primary match, secondary confirmation must be used to determine eligibility. Applicants may be required submit immigration documents to the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office will submit the student's immigration documents to the DHS within 15 business days and will request confirmation of eligible non-citizen status.
AB540 eligible students may submit a California Dream Act application to see if they may be eligible for state financial aid or scholarships. Your application will be processed by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).
Students enrolling for the first time after July 1, 2012 must have a High School Diploma, GED or state recognized equivalent to be eligible for federal financial aid. New students will no longer have the option to pass an Ability to Benefit (ATB) test or to successfully complete 6 degree applicable units to gain eligibility for federal financial aid. A student who does not possess a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent, but who was enrolled in an eligible program any time prior to July 1, 2012, may be eligible to receive federal student aid under the prior ATB provision. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you think you were enrolled in an approved post-secondary educational program prior to July 1, 2012 and need to satisfy an ATB requirement. Please be advised that Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges WILL NOT accept ATB examination scores from other colleges.
Information on obtaining a GED can be found at the Grossmont Adult School website
A student is ineligible to receive federal financial aid for a specified period of
time if the student has been convicted of an offense for the sale or possession of
an illegal drug.
Convictions for possession:
Convictions for sale:
A student may regain eligibility for federal financial aid, if during the period of ineligibility, the student completes an approved drug rehabilitation program. Students convicted of a drug offense during a period of time in which they are receiving federal financial aid, must notify the financial aid office immediately.
Although we recognize the enormous need of foreign students, Grossmont College is not able to assist any foreign students with federal or state aid. However, you are encouraged to apply for Scholarships by visiting our scholarships page. To be eligible for federal or state aid, a student must be a citizen of the U.S., a permanent resident, or a resident alien with the appropriate visa.