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Financial Aid

Galveston College’s financial aid programs provide a vast array of solutions for those students, who without such aid, would not be able to pursue a higher education.

Key Dates for Spring 2017

January 9, 2017
Book Vouchers

February 1, 2017
Funds are applied to student accounts

February 1, 2017
Loan disbursements applied to accounts for regular borrowers

February 15, 2017
Financial Aid refunds are mailed to students

February 17, 2017
Loan disbursements applied to accounts for first time borrowers

General Processing Time Once Forms Are Submitted

  • Verification documents = 2 to 3 weeks
  • Loan applications = 1 to 2 weeks
  • Appeals and supplemental documentation = 10 business days
  • Other forms and documentation = 2 to 3 weeks
  • Processing times may increase during peak periods.
  • Incomplete or insufficient forms will cause processing delays.
  • You may check your award status on your Whitecaps Portal.
  • If you have not received a reply by the end of the general processing time, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Please note:
The application to apply for federal aid or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is FREE to complete, please do not pay to fill out the FAFSA.