**NC STATE GRANT RETURN POLICY**
Effective July 1, 2012, there is a new NC State Grant Return Policy for students who withdraw completely prior to or at the 35% point of the semester. You may view the policy here. If you are thinking about withdrawing, please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine how your student aid will be affected.
FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTERS
Students who have applied for financial aid should monitor their WebAdvisor page to see the status of their applications. Financial aid awards will be posted to WebAdvisor beginning the week of June 4. Award letters will not be mailed.
2012-2013 FAFSA PROCESSING
Gaston College has contracted with College Foundation, Inc. (CFI School Services) to complete verification of 2012-2013 Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs) sent to Gaston College.
If your FAFSA is selected for verification, CFI School Services will be contacting you and requesting the documents needed to complete the verification process required for financial aid. Please send those documents directly to CFI School Services as instructed in their letter or e-mail.
The Gaston College Financial Aid Office is available to help you submit your documents to CFI via fax, scan, or mail. Please contact us at 704.922.6227 if you have questions.
Gaston College may be requesting other documents from you, and you will need to send those documents directly to the Financial Aid Office at GC. Your prompt response to all requests will accelerate the review of your request for financial aid for 2012-2013.
FIRST-YEAR COSMETOLOGY STUDENTS
Effective July 1, 2011, Gaston College’s Cosmetology Diploma Program is now considered a clock hour program. Students enrolling in the program for the first time will have their federal aid disbursed based on clock hours (actual time in class/lab/salon), not on semester hour credit. For more detailed information, please click here.