How will I receive my financial aid?
All financial aid is awarded for an academic year (unless otherwise specified), one-half of the award being available each semester. Grants, scholarships, and loans administered by the CGCC Financial Aid Office are automatically applied toward the payment of tuition and fees at CGCC only. We are unable to apply these funds to any other institution, including any other Maricopa Community Colleges.
If the amount of aid a student has been awarded is in excess of their tuition and fees, the remaining balance will be refunded to the student. Students will receive their refund via Maricopa Student Refund Program
Federal Work Study is employment and as a result, the funds for this type of award are disbursed as the student works and earns the funds through their Federal Work Study (FWS) job. FWS students are paid every two weeks until their entire award has been disbursed.
PLEASE NOTE: Financial aid awards may be delayed for students taking courses that have start dates later than the first day of the semester.