1. Apply online for the FSA ID username & password at fsaid.ed.govOne parent of a dependent student must also secure a FSA ID.

    2. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is available and can be submitted beginning October 1st. File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov  using your FSA ID. Your FAFSA is required to be on file before any financial aid can be finalized. GACTC's School Code is 015272. 

    3. Complete the Federal Direct Student Entrance Counseling. As a first time Direct Student Loan borrower at GACTC, you must complete the federal Entrance Counseling requirement before your loan proceeds will be credited to your account. At www.studentloans.gov, click on the green button and 'Sign In' using your FSA ID. Follow the instructions to complete Entrance Loan Counseling. 

      Upon graduation or withdrawal from GACTC, you must complete the federal Exit Counseling requirement at studentloans.gov

    4. Loan Master Promissory Note. Securing loan funds requires the submission of a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The MPN can be completed online at www.studentloans.gov

    5. Carefully review any communication you receive from our Financial Aid Office and the Federal Student Aid Programs. All requests for information should be returned promptly to the appropriate department or agency, or call the Financial Aid Office for assistance.

Financial Aid Files