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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
How do I apply for financial aid?
Do I have to apply for Financial Aid each year?
When should I apply for financial aid?
Must I be accepted for Admissions before I apply for Financial Aid?
Do I have to wait until I file taxes to file the FAFSA?
When is the last date to apply for aid?
What is CGCC’s School Code?
How do I correct a mistake on my FAFSA?
How can I estimate my aid eligibility?
What is the EFC?
How is financial need determined?
Why do I have to provide parent information?
How can I be considered independent?
Can I appeal my dependency status?
What is Untaxed Income for Financial Aid purposes?
Do my stepparents’ income and assets have to be reported on the FAFSA?
My parents are separated or divorced, what financial information should I include on the FAFSA?
What if my parents or I had an unusual drop in income or increase in expenses?
What is the maximum income limit for financial aid?
Can I adjust my budget?
What is a Student Aid Report (SAR) and what do I do with it?
What is the verification process and why must I complete it?
How long does the verification process take?
How Do I Request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS?
What if My Parents Won’t Provide Their Tax Return Information?
What is an Award Letter and How Can I Access It?
When will I get an Award Letter?
I received confirmation that my FAFSA was processed, what’s the status of my financial aid application?
What happens if school starts and my financial aid award is not ready yet?
Can I have more aid?
Why is my aid different this year than last year?
I got a Pell Grant and/or Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) last year, why did I not get the same thing this year?
If the aid I’m getting is not enough, are there other options?
How can I get Federal Work Study (FWS)?
Why has my aid been canceled and what can I do?
My friend applied the same time I did. He was awarded. Why has my award not come yet?
Why is the aid offered by CGCC different than the aid I received at another college?
My siblings attend another school, why is my aid different?
I am going to transfer to/from CGCC, what do I need to do?
GETTING YOUR MONEY
When will I get my money?
How do I get my refund?
How many credit hours do I need to take to be eligible for loans?
If I decline loans now and later decide I need a loan, can I obtain one?
If I’m in default on my student loan, what can I do?
If I take two terms off from school, will I go into repayment?
I don’t want a loan…do I have to take one?
Why haven’t I received my loans yet?
I need more Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans than I originally applied for. I had additional eligibility (that I may have originally declined)…can I increase my loan?
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)/ENROLLMENT
What is my SAP status and how is it determined?
Which classes are not eligible for financial aid?
What happens if I don’t complete all credits I signed up for?
Which grades count/don’t count toward satisfactory Academic Progress Standards?
What if my GPA is going to be below a 2.0 for the term?
What if I have to withdraw from ALL my classes and I have already received my financial aid?
I never received aid at CGCC and paid for classes on my own so why am I disqualified?
Will my award change if I drop my enrollment from full-time to part-time?
How can I find out about scholarships?
What if I get a private scholarship from a source outside CGCC?
Columbia Gorge Community College, Financial Aid Office, 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles OR 97058 – P (541) 506-6029 – F (877) 368-6370
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