Verification is a process used to validate certain information you entered on your FAFSA. Institutions that participate in Federal Title IV aid programs are required to perform verification on selected students.  Verification selection by the U.S. Department of Education or by GCCC can be random or because your FAFSA data was incomplete, estimated, or inconsistent.  You will need to submit all required documentation before any funds can be disbursed to you. 

  • You will be notified of verification documents required and/or missing information by a hard copy letter mailed via USPS; this letter includes a description of all required documents, instructions and deadlines to submit.
  • Verification requires you to submit a variety of information to the financial aid office, which may include worksheets, tax return transcripts, W-2 forms, etc.
  • Processing usually takes up to 2 weeks, but it can take up to 4 weeks during the peak months of July, August, and January.  Because verification must be completed in advance of disbursing any funds, it is vital to send complete and correct information as quickly as possible.
  • If you are selected for verification, it is your responsibility as the student to submit all required documents in a timely manner to receive any eligible aid disbursements.
  • You must provide all requested documentation as soon as possible after it is requested, and no later than 120 days after your last date of enrollment for the award year or after the verification deadline published in the Federal Register for that award year, whichever comes sooner. 
  • In certain cases, you may be selected for verification after some or all of your financial aid has disbursed.  Failure to complete verification within the established timeframe, or changes in your eligibility, as a result of verification, may cause your awards to be reduced or cancelled.
  • Notice: If our office suspects that a student or other individual has purposely provided false or misleading information to obtain federal funds fraudulently, you may be reported to the U.S. Office of Inspector General and may be subjected to a fine, sentenced to jail, or both, by the U.S. Department of Education.

The following list of forms apply to Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and/or Summer 2024.

150% SAP Appeal Form
Asset Information Form
Authorization to Apply Title IV funds to Other Charges
Dependent Household Worksheet
Dependent Non-Filing Income Worksheet (Student)
Financial Aid Denial Appeal Form
Fresh Start Acknowledgment
Homeless Youth Verification
Independent Household Worksheet
Independent Non-Filing Income Worksheet (Student)
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
Non-Filing Income Worksheet (Parent)
Obtaining a Tax Transcript
Preparatory Coursework Contract
Release of Information Form
SAP Academic Plan Examples
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Process
Statement of Educational Purpose*
Verification of Child or Legal Dependent

*These forms are mail-in only. DO NOT FAX

Loan Exit Counseling

Notice: Failure to complete exit counseling will result in a hold on your academic records. All student borrowers must complete LOAN EXIT COUNSELING when they leave GCCC or drop to less than 6 credit hours.

More information about cost of attendance can be found here

Please mail a completed form to the address below or upload through self-service:

Financial Aid Office
Garden City Community College
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846

For additional assistance, contact: (620) 276-9519