Genesee Community College Secures Record Amount of Financial Aid for Fall 2006 Incoming Students

Genesee Community College Secures Record Amount of Financial Aid for Fall 2006 Incoming Students
With the start of the fall semester just two weeks away on August 28th, Genesee Community College can already report a record number of financial aid opportunities being processed. More than $16 million in scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of financial aid are being secured for incoming students and their families. College officials are also pleased to report that many other financial aid options remain for eligible students.

“We are already at 16 million dollars—making this another record year for financial aid. This year, there are more TAP funds available from New York State and the Federal government also has increased the number of loan options,” Joseph Bailey, Genesee Community College’s director of Financial Assistance said. “Between the federal and state government, alternative loan options, and Genesee’s wide range of privately funded scholarships—there are an abundance of options for college tuition assistance.”

Last year, Genesee helped students and families secure over $14 million in financial aid, and officials would like to stress that it is not too late to attend college in fall 2006. The first step is simply filling out the FAFSA form online at any computer that has Internet access (at one of Genesee’s six campus locations, from home, or a public library). www.fafsa.ed.gov/

The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Aid, is an easy-to-follow online application requiring basic information about the student and his or her family income last year. This application creates a baseline for financial need and eligibility that is reviewed by most funding sources such as New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and many scholarship programs. In applying for financial aid, independent students should bring a copy of their 2005 federal tax return (if filed), W-2 form(s), copies of bank statements and any untaxed income documents, while students still dependent on their parents will need to bring a copy of their parents’ 2005 federal tax return (if filed), W-2 form(s), copies of bank statements and any untaxed income documents.

Once the FAFSA form is completed, students can also go online to apply to Genesee Community College and register for classes.  With the fall semester starting in just two weeks, Genesee officials encourage students to stop by any one of Genesee’s six campus locations in Albion, Arcade, Batavia, Dansville, Lakeville, and Warsaw (addresses below) to streamline the whole process in just one visit. New students should bring their high school diploma or equivalent.

For further information, call Genesee Community College’s toll free telephone number at  
1-866-CALL-GCC or go to www.genesee.edu. Genesee Community College’s six campus locations are:
  • Arcade, 25 Edward Street / 585-492-5265
  • Batavia, One College Road / 585-345-6800
  • Dansville, 9221 Robert Hart Drive / 585-335-7820
  • Lakeville, 5999 Big Tree Road / 585-346-5070
  • Orleans, 456 West Ave., Albion / 585-589-4936
  • Warsaw, 115 Linwood Avenue / 585-786-3010
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