FAFSA This is box title Fill out a FAFSA 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 tax information from two years previous to complete the FAFSA. For example, for the 2023-2024 FAFSA, you will use calendar year 2021 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 During office hours, the GCC Student Financial Services Office offers assistance with FAFSA filing, no appointment is necessary. Additional 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).