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Grants are awarded to students on the basis of calculated financial need and normally do not need to be repaid. The following grants are based upon the student's and/or family's financial situation, undergraduate status, and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. The student must be pursuing a degree or certificate in order to receive federal assistance.


Pell Grant

  • Federal grant is awarded to students based on their expected family contribution (EFC), which is calculated from the student’s FAFSA information. Click here for more information

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Federal grant available to students who are Pell eligible and have exceptional need. Click here for more information.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

  • State grant available to students with demonstrated need. Click here for more information.

Texas Equalization Opportunity Grant (TEOG)

  • State grant available to students with demonstrated need. Click here for more information.


To be considered for Financial Aid the following general eligibility must be met:

  • Admitted and enrolled in a degree or certificate program.
  • Admissions must have a copy of your high school transcript, GED certificate/scores and/or college transcript(s) before your Financial Aid will be disbursed.
  • Enrolled in a college credit course.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Be either a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Registered with Selective Service if you are male.
  • Not owe a refund on a Federal grant or be in default on a Federal educational loan.
  • Approximately 2-4 weeks after we receive your FAFSA application results (ISIR) and in-house application, the Office of Financial Aid will send you an award letter detailing your eligibility for Federal, State and GC aid. You may also access your registration, account status and financial aid information using Campus Connect. You may access Campus Connect through MyViking.
  • To ensure availability to charge tuition, fees, books and housing for regular registration, all of the above items must be completed and award letter signed and accepted in the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, for Fall, - October 1, for Spring and April 1, for Summer.
  • GC students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and may receive aid for only the first 97 hours of attempted college credit. In addition, you may only receive aid for the first 30 developmental hours taken.
  • Students enrolled solely in developmental hours are not eligible for Title IV Funds.
  • Students who withdraw from school or make all "F's" during a semester may be required to repay a portion of the unearned Title IV assistance.
  • Students may access all of the Financial Aid forms required for completion of the FAFSA process for GC on this website.
  • We encourage students to maintain a current e-mail address to expedite correspondence relating to your financial aid and/or scholarship.

Grants and Attendance information, will you owe money back?

  • Repeated Courses and Courses Dropped before the official census date. Credits that have been retaken will be considered toward the 150% maximum. Classes that are dropped before the institution's official census date will not count toward the 150% maximum nor will they be considered as a part of the required completion of courses enrolled for the given semester.
  • A student who withdraw completely from their classes or receive all F's and/or a combination of F's, W's, or I's.
  • Federal regulations require the institution to calculate a Return to Title IV (R2T4) for all students who are within this category. Students will be notified by mail of the amount of unearned aid that must be returned to either GC and/or the Department of Education. A student has the ability to request their instructor(s) to provide the last date of attendance to the Director of Financial Aid. On receipt of the last date of attendance from the instructor the R2T4 will be recalculated. Students will not be able to receive an official transcript nor additional Title IV assistance until the R2T4 is paid in full. Any student who is within this category and has enrolled early for the following semester will be removed from their classes. Once the R2T4 has been paid in full or payment arrangements have been made the student may enroll during the regular registration period.