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Campus News

October 30th, 2018

Students, parents reminded to complete the FAFSA

GC Financial Aid Office here to help regardless of college choice

It's that time of year again. With the upcoming holiday season approaching, the Financial Aid Office at Garrett College is being proactive in reminding students and parents how important it is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Due to recent changes over the past few years made by the U.S. Department of Education, the FAFSA for the 2019-20 school year will be based on 2017 income. Applicants are encouraged to use the IRS retrieval tool as part of the process.

The FAFSA is required for both federal and state aid. All U.S. colleges and universities, as well as international institutions, use this form for financial aid consideration.

Students are encouraged to check with their colleges and universities of interest, as deadlines can vary for the upcoming year. In fact, the state of Maryland still has a deadline of March 1st, 2019.

Any student who wishes to be considered for Maryland scholarships should create an online account with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (

Students planning to attend Garrett College should apply for both the Garrett County Scholarship Program and Garrett College Foundation Scholarships, in addition to completing the FAFSA. Students considering applying for Foundation or private scholarships, are highly encouraged to develop and prepare an essay, representing his or her educational goals and plans.

Applications for both of these scholarships are available in the guidance offices at Southern and Northern High School and are provided in the financial aid section of the GC website. Additional scholarship links and resources are also available on the GC website.

The FAFSA can be completed online at Both the student and at least one parent will need an FSAID in order to submit the FAFSA. One can setup their FSAID ahead of time or at the same time he or she is completing the FAFSA by visiting

GC's Financial Aid Office is available Monday through Friday by appointment to assist students and parents in completing the FAFSA process from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A student does not need to be attending Garrett College to receive assistance. A FAFSA night is currently being planned for December and January, and will be open to the general public and community members.