Financial Aid - Garrett College

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What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid consists of funds provided to students and families to help pay for college expenses.

Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is a FREE Application for Federal Student Aid.

You must complete and submit the FAFSA to qualify for federal student aid—that's government money for college. Financial aid offices use information from the FAFSA to determine whether you are eligible to receive federal grants, loans, or work-study funds. States and schools also use the information from the FAFSA to determine whether you qualify for additional aid.

Paying for College


Learn the difference between need-based and non-need-based aid, including the types of financial aid available, as well as reputable sources of financial aid.

Financial Aid 101


Follow the seven easy steps to submit and file the FAFSA. Discover help tips and resources for completing the FAFSA, including how to create your FSA ID.

Seven Easy Steps

FA-Grants and Scholarships

Curious as to what grants and scholarships you may qualify for? We’ve compiled a lengthy list of all the opportunities that are available to GC students.

Grants & Scholarships


Garrett is committed to giving back to those who serve our country and the family members who support them. Learn all about available VA Educational Benefits.

Veteran's Affairs

FA-Tuition and Fees

Garrett College tuition and fees vary, depending on the number of credit hours you take and whether you live in Garrett County, in another Maryland county, or out of state. View our current and fees rates.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid Resources
Your Financial Aid Checklist
Your Financial Aid Guide

Priority Deadline



You can apply for Financial Aid at any time. GC encourages you to submit your FAFSA when it first becomes available on October 1 of each year.


Meet the Staff

Andrew Harvey
Director of Financial Aid
Pamela Warnick
Assistant Director
Ashley Wilt
Financial Aid Counselor, SCO
 Mailing Address Garrett College
Student Financial Aid
687 Mosser Road
McHenry, MD 21541

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