Students are required to complete the Grove City College Financial Aid Application to be considered for need-based aid. The application may be submitted electronically or via hard copy, and the supporting documents requested may be sent via mail or email.
The FAFSA is not only used in obtaining federal aid but is generally also a requirement when applying for financial aid from non-federal public sources (such as state grants) in which the College may allow its students to participate. Be sure to check with the specific aid source to determine their application process. The online FAFSA application is significantly faster to complete and process than the paper application.
U.S. Residents: Complete the Grove City College Financial Aid Application. The application may be submitted electronically or via hard copy with the supporting documentation listed on the application.
International Students: If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you must complete the Grove City College International Student Financial Aid Application.
Grove City College does not accept nor does it certify the following:
The College does not allow any student to register for classes if the College is aware that the student has accepted or received federal financial aid for that semester.
Grove City College has carefully reviewed the legislation pertaining to the New GI Bill, a package of educational benefits available to United States veterans and their dependents. Unfortunately, the College can find no way to accept the benefits offered in this legislation without submitting to the government control that is a requirement for participation in the program. Therefore, Grove City College is unable to certify eligibility, receive funds, or otherwise participate in this program.
The Grove City College Financial Aid Application is due with supporting documentation in the Office of Financial Aid on April 15 of each year regardless of admission status. Note: If April 15 falls on a weekend, the application is due the next business day by 5 p.m.
For the FAFSA, refer to the FAFSA instructions for the due date required by your state of residence.
Yes, in order to receive need-based financial aid, you must apply every year.
Not necessarily. If your parents simply can’t afford to help you, that may be evident when we review your application, and you may be eligible for substantial financial aid.
A parent's unwillingness to provide support does not, in and of itself, automatically make you "independent." Unless you meet one of the conditions listed below, it is likely that your parent(s) will need to provide information on your financial aid applications. If there are extreme circumstances that make it impossible for you to expect support from your parents, we suggest that you call us to explain your situation.
For the purpose of financial aid, Grove City College defines an independent student as someone who:
Absolutely! And your brother might want to consider applying again as well. With two family members in college, there is an increased chance that one or both of you will be eligible to receive some financial assistance. Also, costs and financial aid policies vary by school and may result in aid being available to you due to that reason alone.
Yes. There are two items to be particularly considered: First, you need to report your parent's marital status as "married." Second, your mother and step-father must both supply their financial information (income from work, investments, etc.) when you complete the Grove City College Financial Aid Application. Without this information your application will not be processed.
Only the custodial parent (parent with whom you lived most in the last year) is required to supply the necessary financial information. In your situation, complete all parent financial aid questions using information about your mother.
The Wolverines compete in the NCAA Division III level and therefore are not permitted to offer athletic scholarships or preferential treatment to athletes when awarding financial aid.
If your family’s financial circumstances have changed due to death of a parent, divorce, separation, loss of employment, etc., contact the Office of Financial Aid Office at 724-458-3300 to discuss your situation.
Outside scholarships will not decrease the amount of aid offered by Grove City College unless the total amount of aid exceeds the cost of attendance.
We accept any privately insured student loan. In addition, we offer the Grove City College Student Loan, owned by PNC Bank and serviced by American Education Services. Students may obtain up to $12,000 through the Grove City College Student Loan during their first year of attendance. A credit worthy co-signer may be required.
Approximately 1,000 students work on campus each year. Interested students should complete the Student Employment Application in myGCC. Freshmen may work up to 10 hours per week. Returning students may work up to 20 hours per week. Student employees receive a monthly paycheck for hours worked.
Being committed to transparency in our pricing, we set our tuition at what it actually costs to educate a student, avoiding the problematic practice of unfunded tuition discounting. Our initial price is low, and from there we offer need-based and merit-based aid that is fully funded by the College.