Gwinnett Institute coordinates a variety of programs of financial aid for entering and continuing students including Pell Grant, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and assists with other non-Federal financial assistance sources. The primary purpose of financial aid is to provide monetary assistance to students who can benefit from post-secondary education, but who cannot do so without such assistance. It is believed that when an individual has the opportunity to develop his or her capacity, that person not only enhances him or herself, but contributes greatly to society. The Financial Aid Office at Gwinnett Institute is dedicated to:
Most awards are renewable if the financial need still exists, if academic and citizenship records are adequate, and if the student is making satisfactory progress. Gwinnett Institute makes every effort to assist students who need financial aid to complete their college program.
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.
Direct Subsidized Loans
These loans are made to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education at a college or career school.
Direct Unsubsidized Loans
These are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, but in this case, the student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan.
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct PLUS Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.
The U.S. Department of Education offers many great sites and resources to students and prospective students. Here are a few we think you’ll find helpful:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid – complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see what types of financial aid you may qualify for to help you cover the costs of going back to school to pursue your new career.
Federal Student Aid – Learn everything you could want to know about the various financial aid programs available to students and more.
StudentLoans.gov – Log in to your account using your FSA ID to complete counseling, consolidate your loans, update your information, change your payment plan, use the repayment calculator, and more.
National Student Loan Data System – Log in here using your FSA ID to check on your student loan balance as well as how much Pell Grant you have used.
Going back to school is never easy. Many of us have full lives without having to attend class and study each week. Many of our students are full-time employees, parents, spouses, and it truly is difficult to find time to fit in one more thing. It's also not impossible.
If you're searching for colleges in Orlando or the surrounding area, come check us out! We can answer the questions you have about financial aid, requirements in your chosen field, and even help figure out if you can fit school into your busy schedule. Request information from one of our admissions representatives using the above form, or give us a call at 1-407-434-8700.
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