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Financial Aid

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About Financial Aid
What is an Award Letter?
What is Financial Aid?
How do I know how much financial aid I will receive? Will it cover all of my tuition and fees?
How do I know if I make too much money to get financial aid?
Do I have to apply each year?
How do I apply for financial aid?

My financial situation has changed and is not reflected on the FAFSA. Can my aid be adjusted?
What is the FAFSA?
How do I make a correction after I get my SAR?
I applied on-line for my FASFA and it was approved. What do I do next?
I completed my FAFSA online. Why haven't I heard from Greenville Technical College?

Financial Aid Submission dates
What if I missed the submission request date and do not have the money to pay my tuition in full?
I missed the submission request date; can I still apply for financial aid?
What are financial aid submission request dates?

Financial Aid Terms to Know
What is Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (Pell LEU)?
What is Cost of Attendance?
What is an EFC (Expected Family Contribution)?
What is Financial Need?
What is Financial Aid Appeal?
What is a Student Aid Report (SAR)?
What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?
What is verification?

What are Loans?
What is Loan Counseling?
What is a Master Promissory Note?
Why hasn't my student loan been processed?

Sources of Aid
I am receiving a scholarships from a private organization or company. When will it reflect in my awards?
What are my chances of receiving a Greenville Tech Foundation Scholarship?
What is a Grant?
What is Lottery?

Other Questions
How many times am I allowed to retake a course and receive Financial Aid (such as Federal Pell Grant and Federal Student Loans)?
I support myself or My parents don’t claim me on their tax return, so can I be an independent student for financial aid?
When I tried to register online, it said I have a flag or a hold on my account. What does that mean?
I'm the parent of a student. How can I get my student's financial aid records?
How will dropping or withdrawing from a class affect my financial aid?
Why do I have to pay back my financial aid to Greenville Technical College if it is federal funds?
How do I get my financial aid refund?