The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the only Financial Aid application used by Greenfield Community College. By filing a FAFSA, you are requesting assistance in paying for college, from the federal government. The forms of aid available through the FAFSA include grants, loans and work-study. GCC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will also use the information you provide on the FAFSA to award state and institutional aid.
- The FAFSA is free to file. You should not pay to submit a FAFSA.
- You will need your tax information from the previous calendar year to complete the FAFSA. If you are a Dependent Student you will also need parent tax information. This is all IRS 1040 forms and employer W-2 forms.
- A complete list of the required documents is available here.
- You sign the FAFSA using your Department of Education PIN.
- It is important to follow FAFSA deadlines to retain your maximum eligibility for aid funds:
- Earliest date to apply – January 1
- Massachusetts priority deadline – May 1
- GCC priority deadline – May 1
- Complete list of FAFSA filing deadlines
- In addition to the GCC Financial Aid Office, assistance with the FAFSA is available from the U.S. Department of Education (online chat is also available), or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).