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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 2023–2024 academic year renewal, TAG recipients must submit their FAFSA by April 15, 2023. Non-renewal applicants must submit the FAFSA by September 15, 2023 for fall and by February 15, 2024 for spring.  For a complete list of Hesaa deadlines please click on http://www.hesaa.org/Pages/StateApplicationDeadlines.aspx. For information regarding completing information for HESAA please click on https://njfams.hesaa.org. Log in and click on “To Do.”

Accepting Financial Aid

When you receive an award, our office will let you know. From there, we ask that you e-mail us at financialaid@georgian.edu 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 https://mycollegepaymentplan.com/georgian/


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

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