Apply For Financial Aid

Approximately 65% 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;
  • male students must be in compliance with draft regulation requirements;
  • 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.

Students transferring in must be responsible for Pell funds used at previous college or business school for current aid year.

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: Turn in your tax returns (if required)

Step 5: Paying your Bill with Financial Aid

Step 6: Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)