Applicants may apply online for financial aid at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa or contact the GACTC’s Financial Aid Office at 814-505-1257 for more information. Completing the FAFSA form will automatically begin the Federal Pell Grant application. There is no financial obligation to complete the FAFSA form.
One year programs are NOT eligible for the PA State Grant. Please disregard the letter you will automatically receive indicating ineligibility for state grants. The FAFSA form can be completed as early as October of the previous academic year. Financial Aid is based on the prior-prior year’s (PPY) tax information. Once the FAFSA form is complete you must go online and complete the entrance counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note, which is the actual loan document. The website is https://studentloans.gov. Please contact the GACTC’s Financial Aid office with additional questions at 814-505-1257.