The first part of the process is the completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Complete the FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
. NOTE: Online FAFSA applications require the use of a Federal Student Aid ID issued from the Department of Education (for student and parent). You can apply for your FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov
You will receive an email from Greenville Technical College's Financial Aid Office
after you have received your SAR. If more information is needed from you, this letter will tell you exactly what is required and what to do. Follow the instructions carefully and respond within the time period specified. Your aid cannot be processed until you do. Visit the Financial Aid Office
if you have questions about the requested information on the letter, or if you do not receive this letter after you have your SAR (Student Aid Report).
After we receive everything required from you, we submit any necessary changes to the Department of Education. This step can take an additional two to three weeks before all information is verified and submitted. Occasionally, the Department of Education will require more information after a change is made, and you'll be notified, as will we. All documents requested by the Department of Education are required to be verified
and submitted before your file can be completed and awards determined.
Any amount of your award remaining after tuition and fees have been deducted, can be used to purchase books and supplies at the Greenville Technical College Bookstore during specified dates at the beginning of each semester. Note: Lottery Tuition Assistance does not cover books.
Excess funds (amount of your aid that is left after tuition, fees, books, and supplies have been deducted), are mailed 35 to 45 business days from the first day of class. You may also choose to sign up for direct deposit of your financial aid refund.