Returning Students and Renewal Awards

Students must reapply for financial aid each year by completing the Renewal FAFSA. The Renewal FAFSA should be completed as soon after October 1 as possible. The application may be accessed online at The university’s priority financial aid application deadline is January 15. Returning students renewing their TAG award must complete their Renewal FAFSA before April 15 each year.

Renewal grants are based on the timeliness of the application, availability of funds, financial need, and the student having made satisfactory academic progress according to the university’s financial aid policy. Renewal of certain GCU scholarships and awards is subject to maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA or campus residency. Renewal of athletic awards is subject to receiving and signing an athletic award. All GCU scholarships, awards, and grants are subject to adjustment due to changes in enrollment status, expected family contribution, or receipt of additional financial aid.