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Financial Aid Refunds

Federal Financial Aid (including loans) and NYS TAP will disburse at the point that the College has verified you have commenced attendance in the course(s) for which the aid/loans relate. For example, if you are in “late start” classes (Last 12-week classes or Last 8-week classes), your aid will not disburse until such time as your courses have begun. The very earliest that a student can be issued a refund check is Week 6.

Review the Financial Aid Refund Section of our Dates & Deadlines page for specific refund dates.

All student refunds will be mailed to the address on file, unless you select to receive it by Direct Deposit or Reloadable Debit Card (students must provide the reloadable debit card). Please follow the steps below to make a selection.

  1. Log into myGCC
  2. Click on My Account
  3. Click on My Banner Self-Service
  4. Click on Manage My Student Account
  5. Click on Manage My Refunds
  6. Select your refund method and enter required information

Remember, in order to keep all your federal financial aid that is being refunded to you, you must attend beyond the 60% point of the semester. Students who do not complete at least 60% of the semester will have a portion of their aid returned to the appropriate aid programs at the end of the semester.

If you have specific questions about the disbursement of financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly.