FAFSA

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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.
  • Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will need your tax information from two years previous to complete the FAFSA. For example, for the 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will use calendar year 2015 income information.
  • If you are a Dependent Student you will also need parent tax information. This is all IRS 1040 forms and employer W-2 forms.
  • You sign the FAFSA using your Department of Education FSA ID.
  • It is important to follow FAFSA deadlines to retain your maximum eligibility for aid funds:
    • Earliest date to apply – October 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).