Financial Aid General Information
The Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs is located on the 2nd floor of the Myers Center. Office hours are from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, holidays excluded. During the summer months, the College is closed on Fridays. We can be contacted at:
Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, North Carolina 28034-1499
Phone: (704) 922-6227
Fax: (704) 922-2345
The Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs awards financial assistance to curriculum students in the form of scholarships, grants, and work programs. Every effort is made by the institution to help students who need assistance. Financial aid is intended to supplement, not replace, financial contributions from the student and his or her family. Financial aid is distributed at Gaston College without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
There are two types of financial aid: gift assistance and work. Gift assistance includes grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid provided that the student attends classes through the 60% point of the semester and maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress (see the Financial Aid Office for this information). Work-Study is a self-help program. Work-Study enables students to pay part of their expenses through their own earnings. The work-study program gives students the opportunity to work and earn money at or above the current minimum wage. Gaston College does not participate in the Stafford or Federal Direct Loan programs.
Students who have been awarded financial aid that exceeds the tuition and fees for the semester may apply their excess aid to their book and supply purchases in the Gaston College Bookstore. Book purchase days are assigned based on the student’s last name and the dates are posted outside the Bookstore on the Dallas campus approximately two weeks before the scheduled dates.
Current and prospective students may request a shopping sheet from the Financial Aid and VA Office to compare the costs of attending Gaston College with other institutions. Please call the office at 704-922-6227.