All students are limited in the amount of credits for which they can receive financial aid, even those students who are progressing well academically. In order to receive continued financial aid students must be actively progressing towards degree completion. This is called Maximum Time Frame. Maximum Time Frame allows a student to complete their degree within 150% of the degree’s total credit requirements. Most degree options at GCC require a total of 60 credit hours. So, this means that a student can attempt no more than 90 credit hours toward his degree. Students are no longer eligible to receive financial aid at GCC after 90 attempted credit hours. Attempted credit hours include all withdrawal credits, including medical withdrawals, all failed or incomplete credits, all transferred credits, and all developmental course work.
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