Financial Aid

 

New simplified versions of the 2023/24 and 2024/25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) are available now. 

Application period:  

  • 2023/24 open now through June 30, 2024
  • 2024-25 open now through June 30, 2025

Get Help: Financial Aid Workshop Schedule

 

Submit:  2023/24 or 2024/25 FAFSA or CADAA application to see if you are eligible for federal and/or state aid.  College Code # 001208

Check:  Check your financial aid application status in Self-Service

 

 

Emergency Grant Program

Facing a financial emergency? Our Emergency Grant Program is here to help! Open to students in need, receive up to $1000 for essentials like housing, utilities, auto repairs, bus passes, and more. But hurry, the application period is open until June 30, 2024 or when funds are exhausted. Apply now and get the support you need in times of crisis.

Apply Now!

 

 


FAFSA - CADAA

New:  Simplified & Streamlined User Experience

 

Topic:  Important changes to FAFSA & CADAA
Length:  2:52

Topic:  Tips - Applying for financial aid
Length:  1:01

 

 

 

Apply Today

 

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  • FAFSA / CADAA -  Application Period Open - Dec 31  - Sept 3, 2024 
    College Code #: 001208
 
FAFSA - Apply Today!
CADAA - Apply Today!

 




Step 1:  FAFSA or CADAA
FAFSA or CADAA

Submit the FAFSA. Unless you’re an undocumented, dream act-eligible student, then submit the CA Dream Act Application.

 

Step 2:  Login to WGFS & Confirm GPA
Login to WGFS and Confirm GPA

After your FAFSA or CADAA application is processed, you’ll receive an email letting you know it’s time to create a WebGrants4Students account. Once you are logged in, confirm that CSAC has your GPA as this completes your Cal Grant application. 

 


 

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Drop-in - Online

 

Drop-in Online

Student ambassadors are available to answer general financial aid questions 

 

  • When: Mon & Wed
  • Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 
  • Where: Zoom 
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  • When: Thur
  • Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • Where: Zoom 

 

By appointment - Online

 

Appointment - Online

Financial Aid staff is available to provide answers to complicated financial aid questions 

 

Advisors

 

Advisors

Advisors are available via email and are assigned to students based on the student's last name or program affiliation.

 

Last Name Advisor
A - B TBA
C - G Laura Sahagun
H - L Brenda Gates
M - R TBA
S - Z Iliana Garcia

 

 

Program Advisor
Dream Act / Puente TBA
CADA Iliana Garcia
First Year Experience TBA
Guardian Scholars Diana Torres
 Umoja Laura Sahagun
Veterans Brenda Gates

 

By Topic

Topic Contact
Work Study Jenna Marogi
Loans Jenna Marogi
Scholarships  Diana Kiryakous
CA Dream Act - AB540 Students Iliana Garcia
Cal Grants Diana Kiryakous
California Promise Grant  Diana Kiryakous
Guardian Scholars Diana Torres
Puente Diana Torres

 

Step 1:  FAFSA or CADAA
CampusLogic

Most financial aid forms are processed securely online through a StudentForms portal by CampusLogic.

 

Step 1:  Create a CampusLogic account
Step 2:  Follow onscreen instructions

Get Help:  Ask on zoom



Step 2:  Login to WGFS & Confirm GPA
Supplemental

Reports, worksheets, packets, resources
Submit forms to:  Grossmont.FA.Outreach@gcccd.edu

 

Academic Advising Workshop

Academic Progress Report

Budget Planning Worksheet

Cancellation Form

Consent - Release of Information

Consortium Agreement - Request

Declare Educational Goal

Direct Loan Request Packet

Second Level Appeal

 


Tax Return - Info

How to Request and IRS Tax Return Transcript 

Verification on Non-filing Letter - Online

Verification on Non-filing Letter - By Mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAFSA

Simplification FAQs

 

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What is FAFSA simplification?

 

FAFSA simplification changes include the first major redesign of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process in over 40 years, along with updates to the backend systems that process and store federal student aid application data.  The goal is to make applying for federal student aid easier for students.  FAFSA simplification implements provisions of the amended Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act and the FAFSA Simplification Act.

 

What is the Better FAFSA Better Future campaign?

 

The Better FAFSA Better Future campaign will communicate FAFSA simplification changes and provide information and resources to aid in the adaptation of these changes.

 

 

What are the benefits of FAFSA simplification?

 

The benefits of FAFSA simplification include:

 

  1. Streamlined application process

  2. Expanded eligibility for federal student aid

  3. Reduced barriers for certain student populations (e.g. homeless and unaccompanied youth, incarcerated students, English language learners, and students from low-income backgrounds

  4. A better user experience for the FAFSA form

What major changes will FAFSA simplification introduce?

 

Significant changes to the application process include changes to the FAFSA form, how students and families complete the application, and the eligibility calculation.

 

  1. The FAFSA form will be updated and streamlined to improve access.

    1. The FAFSA form will be expanded to the 11 most common languages spoken by English learner students and their parents.  Language-specific resources and support will also be available from FSA Information Center.

    2. The form will be consumer-tested with prospective first-generation students and families, as well as students and families from low -income backgrounds.

    3. The form will include new demographic questions about an applicant's gender & race/ethnicity

    4. Foster, homeless, and unaccompanied youth--as well as applicants who cannot provide parental information--will be able to complete the form with a provisional independent student determination and receive a calculated Student Aid Index (SAI).  Students who have their independent student status approved by a financial aid administrator will also be eligible for a renewal of their dependency status in subsequent years if their circumstances remain unchanged.

  2. Rather than importing their tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, applicants will consent to providing their Federal Tax Information (FTI) via a direct data share with the IRS.  This enhanced data sharing simplifies the applicant's experience.

  3. Eligibility for federal student aid will be expanded in the following ways:
    1. Selective Service and drug conviction questions will be eliminated to reduce applicant barriers.

    2. New methodology will be introduced to calculate and determine applicant eligibility.  The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be replaced with the Student Aid Index (SAI).

    3. The new need-analysis formula allows for a negative SAI calculation and implements separate eligibility criteria for Federal Pell Grants.

    4. Federal Pell Grant access will be expanded and linked to family size and federal poverty levels, which will allow more students and families from low-income backgrounds to qualify.

    5. Federal Pell Grant access will be restored to incarcerated students under specific rules and programs.
How will schools be impacted?

 

New requirements and calculations will modify the roles and responsibilities for schools.  Notable changes include:

  1. Calculation of the Student Aid Index (SAI)

  2. New cost of attendance (COA) definitions

  3. Updates to consumer information that must be publicly available to applicants and families

  4. Simplified verification selection criteria

  5. Provisions for Financial Aid Administrators to exercise professional judgment in addressing an applicant's special circumstances that may impact their eligibility for federal student aid.  
When will FAFSA simplification be implemented?

 

FAFSA simplification will be implemented in phases.  Certain changes began in the 2021-2022 Award Year and full implementation of major provisions will occur during the 2024-2025 Award Year.

 

 

 


Get Help

 

Drop-in Online

Grossmont College ambassadors are available via zoom to assist you with general Financial aid questions. Hours: Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

ASK ON ZOOM

By Appointment - Online

If you have more complicated questions or issues that cannot be answered by a Grossmont College ambassador, schedule an appointment with a financial aid team professional.

Schedule an Appointment

 

 

 

 


Types of Aid

 

Scholarships

Financial Aid based on merit, need, or other criteria given by the scholarship donor. Scholarships do not have to be repaid

Learn more

Grants

A form of aide that is granted, or gifted, to students based on financial need. Grants help with tuition, and typically do not need to be paid back.

Learn more

Work Study

Work Study programs allow students to earn all or part of their financial aid by working on/off campus while they are in school.

Learn more

Federal Loans

Subsidized/unsubsidized loans are low-interest rate loans made to students, enrolled in six (6) or more units, by the federal government.

Learn more

 

 

 

 

Location & Hours

 

Location: Building 10, Interior Room 109
(Just South of the LTRC)

Phone: 619-644-7129

Fax: 619-644-7804

 

HOURS

Virtual Helpdesk Services: 

Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

In-Person Services 

Monday & Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

JANUARY 3-13

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5 pm

Friday - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm