Application Procedures For Educational Loans - Charlotte
To apply for an educational loan, simply follow these three steps. No action will be taken on an application until all requested information has been received by the financial aid office (and the prospective student has been accepted for admission). A completed FAFSA and Gordon-Conwell Financial Aid application are required for each year you intend to secure a federal loan.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal or new form.) The school code for Gordon-Conwell is E00722. You may submit a FAFSA online by clicking here.
Complete the Gordon-Conwell Financial Aid Application.
- 2013-2014 Gordon-Conwell Financial Aid Application and Information
- 2014-2015 Gordon-Conwell Financial Aid Application and Information
Keep available a copy of your completed Federal tax return. You will be contacted if the forms are needed for verification.
Financial Aid Decision
You will receive a written decision once your completed file has been reviewed. (Final action and award notification is made when the prospective student is accepted for admission to Gordon-Conwell). The award decision may offer an aid package, a combination of grants/financial-aid/Hamilton-Scholarships-and-Grants.cfm and loans, or the decision may deny aid if the calculations show you have the necessary resources available to meet the standard expenses.
If you feel the financial aid decision does not accurately reflect your need, you may request another review. Your request must be in writing and should clearly state your reasons for the appeal. An appeal does not guarantee additional assistance. Appeals are not reviewed until well after the semester begins. Therefore, your education plans should be made on the basis of the original decision.
Students are primarily responsible for financing their cost of attendance at Gordon-Conwell. Students seeking financial assistance must make every reasonable effort to adjust their lifestyles and spending practices to minimize their expenses while attending seminary. In addition, the student must consider spending a portion of savings and assets, pursuing support form sources such as parent, family, home congregations, denominational sources, etc. and be willing to pursue part-time employment.