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Student Financial Services
Berg Hall
Great Basin College
Phone: 775-753-2399

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Financing Your Academic Goals

An education at Great Basin College is one of the most potentially rewarding investments you may make in your lifetime, and it can be more affordable than you imagine.

GBC has many resources to assist you in funding your studies. The most desirable forms of financial aid for students are scholarships, and federal grants, which do not need to be repaid. Another option is a federal student loan, which will need to be repaid with interest. Federal Parent Loans are another financial avenue. Veterans may be entitled to additional benefits.

If you receive financial aid at GBC, you will need to maintain Satisfactory Progress during the course of your studies. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these academic standards.

In addition, GBC's Career Center can assist you in finding a regular job in the community and provides an online list of jobs currently open for GBC students.

Announcements and Events

ALERT Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Student Loans
Students wanting student loans for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 academic year. Click on "Apply for Student Loans". Student can complete all the steps except Step 6. The final step to submit a student loan request. Step 6 will be available after July 1, 2019. Reminder! Student loans are not automatically posted to your award letter.

ALERT Summer 2019 Student Loan Request
Student loans are not automatically posted to award letter. Deadline for applying for Summer student loans is July 1, 2019. Students must submit a paper application for Summer. Please read the checklist of paperwork that will need to accompany your student loan request. Incomplete loan applications will not be processed. Please note: Expect delays! Progress Reports will be required if you do not live within the GBC service area. To apply for a student loans---Click ".pdf " link to print and download the application.  [PDF file*

Mar. 18-Aug. 1 Scholarships for Student Caregivers
2 @1000 scholarships. For students who are passionate about helping seniors living healthy lives and pursuing careers in senior care. 500-word essay or 2-3 minutes video. For more information and to apply at see link. Deadline: July 31,2019 Link ]

May 6-July 1 Sandra R. Spaulding Memorial Scholarship Fund
Eligibility requirements: Enrolled as 2nd year of a two-year accredited Associated Degree Nursing, half-time enrollment,planning to complete the degree with 2 years, 2 letters of recommendation, 1 page typed essay, copy of 2018 tax transcripts, copy of transcripts, complete W-9 form. For more information and apply: Link ]

May 20-June 28 Lander County Conservation District Scholarship
4($500)Scholarship will be awarded to students that are pursuing Agriculture, Conservation, or Natural Resources, agri-business, veterinary science, or animal husbandry. Qualification: Must be a Lander County resident, Senior class in high school, 2.5 gpa, proof of enrollment. For more information and download application, see link More Information ]

May 22-July 13 GBC/Barrick Western Shoshone Application
5 @ $1000($500 per semester) Must be an enrolled member in one of the Western Shoshone communities: Elko, Ely, Battle Mtn, Duckwater, Duck Valley,South Fork, Wells, or Yomba. Proof of tribal membership(CIB)card will be required. If you are not an enrolled member, but a parent(s)is an enrolled member, submit a copy of parent(s)tribal(CIB)membership card and your birth certificate to accompany the scholarship application along with your personal essay,final high school transcripts and/or unofficial college/university transcript. Must be full-time (12 credits) and maintain 2.0 gpa. Download the application, see link More Information ]

May 22-Sep. 6 GBC Fall 2019 Reaward Scholarship Application
Submit a personal essay and unofficial high transcript or unofficial college transcripts with application. Download application More Information ]

May 24-Aug. 3 Weiss Memorial Scholarship
Must have be a resident of and graduated from a Humboldt Co. high school. Must be enrolled in at Great Basin College in Winnemucca. For more information and to apply, download application -see link More Information ]

May 30-July 28 GBC Foundation Student Childcare Assistance
This is not a scholarship: these funds are for childcare only. $750/per semester add'l $250 if more than 1 child. Criteria: Must be Pell Grant eligible, enrolled in minimum 9 credits, gpa of 2.5 or higher, receipts will be required from childcare provider that meet IRS requirements. Deadline: July 27, 2019. Submit a personal essay and unofficial academic transcript with application. Download application, to apply-- see link More Information ]

May 30-June 26 Barrick Western Shoshone Scholarship Foundation
$3000($1500 per semester) for vocational or associate degree and $6000 ($3000 per semester)pursuing a bachelor degree. Eligibility: high school graduate/GED, essay of educational goals, unofficial transcript, Fall 2019 enrollment, Proof of enrollment or Western Shoshone descendant of the Te-Moak Band of Western Shoshone (Elko, Battle Mountain, Wells, South Fork) Duck Valley, Duckwater, Ely, and Yomba Shoshone. 1st time applicant must create User ID and Password. Apply through Scholarship America- see link Link ]

For More Information Contact

Student Financial Services
Berg Hall
Great Basin College
Phone: 775-753-2399

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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