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Fully approved financial aid automatically "authorizes" toward tuition and fees. Authorized financial aid can be viewed on your student account in MyGCSC / My Student Dashboard. If your authorized financial aid amount is greater than or equal to the total tuition & fees you owe, then the Business Office won't drop you for non-payment (which is a process they nickname "purge").

Students who aren't fully approved for enough financial aid may send an email to FA@GULFCOAST.EDU (from their official student address) or visit the financial aid office in person to request a tuition and fee "deferment."  Tuition and fee deferment requests sent to the financial aid office will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis per Florida Statute 1009.27 and Gulf Coast State College Manual of Policy (MOP) 7.022.  If you are approved for such a deferment, but your financial aid does not eventually disburse for any reason, then you are responsible for all outstanding tuition and fee charges.

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.