Apply For Financial Aid

Apply For Financial Aid

Approximately 70% of Gateway students receive some form of financial aid. In order to receive Financial Aid, students must:

  • Have a high school diploma or a GED;
  • Be accepted for admission to the college and enrolled in a degree or eligible certificate program;
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Trust Territories;
  • Be in good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress;
  • Not be in default on any previous student loan;
  • Not owe a refund to any Title IV Higher Education Grant Program (i.e., Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, State Student Incentive Grant) at any institution.

Transfer students are responsible for Pell funds used at their previous college or business school for the current academic aid year. Students cannot receive aid at two different institutions at the same time. Transfer students must make sure to notify the previous school's Financial Aid Office when transferring institutions. Early notification can decrease the possibility of grant overpayment, which students often are responsible to pay back.

Applying for Financial Aid is a multi-step process that often takes a couple of weeks or longer to complete. Most of the process is conducted online and through email.

Step 1   Prepare for your financial aid application
Step 2   Fill out a FAFSA online
Step 3   Track your application
Step 4   Federal Verification and What it Means for You (if required)
Step 5   Paying your bill with financial aid