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Georgian Court is conducting in-person classes as scheduled. Following CDC guidance, face coverings are required indoors and health precautions are in place in terms of cleaning and ventilation. Beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for resident students before check-in and all other students are required to be vaccinated by October 1, 2021. All faculty and staff are strongly advised to get vaccinated.

Please regularly check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information. Download the CampusClear app, which must be completed every day that you are on campus.

Returning Students

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If you are already a student at Georgian Court University and would like to apply for financial aid, we have put together some resources to assist you.

Reapplying for Financial Aid

You must reapply for need-based financial aid each year by completing the Renewal FAFSA. The priority filing date is April 15 and the deadline is June 1. All required documentation must be submitted by July 1, or you will forfeit your GCU need-based aid. Please note that changes in a family’s financial circumstances can result in an adjustment to your award.

Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to Complete a FAFSA

If you qualify to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, it can save you time as it transfers your income tax data to your online FAFSA.

You and your parents may be eligible to use this tool if:

  • Your family income tax returns were filed electronically at least two weeks before you complete the FAFSA.
  • Your family income tax returns were mailed to the IRS at least eight weeks before you complete the FAFSA.

Checking on Financial Aid Status

To inquire about the status of your FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243.

New Process for Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)

To be considered for a Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) during the 2020–2021 academic year renewal, TAG recipients must submit their FAFSA by April 15, 2020. Non-renewal applicants must submit the FAFSA by September 15, 2020 for fall and by February 15, 2021 for spring.  For a complete list of Hesaa deadlines please click on For information regarding completing information for HESAA please click on Log in and click on “To Do.”

The state requires you to show:

  • driver’s license number and state
  • amount of veteran’s benefit (for independent students)
  • amount of untaxed Social Security benefits
  • amount of Earned Income Credit (from tax return)

HESAA will contact you about an award via an e-mail or a postcard with a Web site to claim your award. If the answer is zero, please place a zero in the field. A blank will be considered incomplete.

Accepting Financial Aid

When you receive an award, our office will let you know. From there, we ask that you e-mail us at svanapvnynvq@trbetvna.rqh if you would like to decrease, increase (if eligible), or decline any of your loans. Next, you will sign the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and complete online entrance counseling.

Making Payments

GCU currently accepts payments at the Office of Student Accounts, online through Self-Service, and via NelNet, the only authorized interest-free payment plan offered. All payment plans must be set up before the due date of your bill. If your Nelnet contract is not enough to cover your GCU bill, you must pay the difference directly to the university by the scheduled due date. There is a $52 enrollment fee per semester. For more details or to set up your payment plan, call 1-800-356-8329 or log on to


If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to the GCU Office of Financial Aid at svanapvnynvq@trbetvna.rqh or 732-987-2258.

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