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Melinda King

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Federal Student Aid requires a current FAFSA be completed to receive any federal student aid.

Complete your 2015-2016 FAFSA using 2014 federal tax information if you are seeking federal student aid for any semesters from Fall 2015 to Summer 2016 with Georgia Highlands College. Include our school code below to have your FAFSA sent to our office.

Are you registered for SPRING 2016? Fee Payment Deadline is December 2nd

Your Balance MUST be covered 100% by 5:00pm

GHC School Code = 009507

Students admitted for Spring 2016:

A 2015-2016 FAFSA must be on file with our office, ALL outstanding requirements and any requests for additional information MUST be satisfied by November 1st to guarantee an award before the Fee Payment Deadline.

The office of financial aid processes documents on a continuous bases, however, if your file is not complete prior to November 1st we cannot guarantee you will be awarded in time for the Fee Payment Deadline.

The office of financial aid may need additional information or documentation once your file is in the reviewing stage. It is the student’s responsibility to keep an eye out for notifications from our office regarding your file.

Our office will contact you through the following methods:

Message on your CHECK MY AID STATUS link in SCORE

E-mail you through your GHC e-mail account and the e-mail listed on your FAFSA

All funds issued towards your charges will not show credited on your Student Account. Funds are reflected the SCHEDULE/BILL as Authorized Aid.

Once funds are awarded, this does not guarantee that your balance is covered 100%. Please monitor your SCHEDULE/BILL      in advance and after any schedule adjustments. Balances must be covered 100% before each Fee Payment Deadline to protect your schedule from being deleted.

Have you selected your preferred method of refund through Higher One? Please select the Business Office through GHC 411 with any Higher One or Refund questions.

Do you have a balance due for Fall? Check your SCHEDULE/BILL here!

The Business Office issues refunds via the preferred refund method selected through Higher One.

Timeframe: Once aid is credited onto the student's account, the Business Office will issue refunds within 14 days via the refund preference selected on your Higher One Account.

You may contact the Office of Financial Aid or the Business Office by clicking  NEED HELP? GHC 411.


The Department of Student Financial Aid is here to assist you in the application process for all types of financial aid.  Financial Aid is available to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work programs.

To be considered for Federal and State financial aid, you must be admitted to Georgia Highlands College and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  On the FAFSA, you should request that the information be sent to Georgia Highlands College. Our school code is 009507.

GHC Confidentiality

Georgia Highlands College complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, also known as FERPA, which prohibits the release of educational records without student  permission.  FERPA states that the college, its agents, faculty, staff, and administrators are not allowed to share educational information with anyone (including parents and spouses) without the written authorization and consent of the student.

Walk-In Customer Service Confidentiality Policy

Students who wish to know specific information (i.e. types of awards and/or dollar amounts, etc.) about their financial aid records are required to provide the Financial Aid Department staff with their GHC ID Card.  Information concerning a student's file will not be released to a parent, spouse, or any other relative without the express written consent of the student.  You may, however, obtain specific information regarding your financial aid file by visiting your SCORE account.  We will accept photo identification for new students who are in the process of applying to GHC and have not received their ID Card.

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Page last updated: November 17, 2015