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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.

Need Assistance?

Our financial aid staff can help you determine your eligibility.

Available Grants

Title IV Grants

Pell Grant
Federal grant is awarded to students based on their expected family contribution (EFC), which is calculated from the student’s FAFSA information.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal grant available to students who are Pell eligible and have exceptional need and are enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.

State Grants

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
State grant available to students with demonstrated need.
Texas Equalization Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
State grant available to students with demonstrated need.
Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program (GEER)
State grant available to students with demonstrated need.

Eligibility Requirements

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 a male U.S. citizen between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance.
  • Not more than 30 days delinquent paying child support to receive a state-funded grant or loan.
  • 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 awards accepted in the My Viking Student Planner under My 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 only receive aid for up to 150% of attempted program hours.
  • 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 who do not begin attendance in all enrolled courses may be required to repay a portion of the 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.