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Office Of Financial Aid

Applying for Federal Financial Aid

2024-2025 FAFSA Changes

  1. Apply for your FSA ID. This FSA ID allows you (and a parent, if applicable) to e-sign (electronically sign) the FAFSA and other important applications.
    Note: If you are a dependent student (or must report a parent's tax information on the FAFSA), your parent must apply for their own FSA ID. Both you and your parent will need to e-sign the FAFSA. Effective with the 24/25 FAFSA, it is possible that a married student’s spouse may need their own FSA ID. A dependent student may find that not only their parent, but their parent’s spouse( other parent or stepparent) may require their own FSA ID.
  2. Once your FSA ID has been confirmed, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  3. On the FAFSA website, click on Start a New FAFSA. Then you will choose which FAFSA you should complete.
    • The 2023-24 Award Year includes Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024.
    • The 2024-25 Award Year includes Fall 2024, Spring 2025 and Summer 2025.

The FAFSA will ask you to provide federal school codes for all schools you want your FAFSA information sent to. Gateway's Federal School Code is: 013753.

It generally takes 3-5 business days for us to receive your FAFSA information from the Department of Education; you should review your To Do List on Student Self-Service for further instructions or if any additional documentation is needed. 


If you have questions please contact us or call 1-855-3GO-GCTC (1-855-346-4282).