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Financial Aid Office
Great Basin College
Phone: 775.327.2095
E-mail: financial-aid@

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Scholarship Award Renewal

Who Qualifies for a Nevada Promise Scholarship Renewal?

To qualify for a Nevada Promise Scholarship renewal, you must:

  • Be a member of the graduating class of 2019, 2020 or 2021 and be in good standing with all initial 2018-2019, 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 scholarship eligibility requirements.
  • Meet all program requirements and deadlines.
  • Enroll in and complete at least 12 eligible semester credit hours in an associate degree program, a bachelor’s degree program or a certificate of achievement program at GBC for each Fall and Spring Semester.
  • You must meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by GBC's Financial Aid office.

And you must not:

  • Have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Be in default on any federal student loans.
  • Owe a refund to any federal student aid program.

As a friendly reminder, the Nevada Promise Scholarship is a last dollar scholarship and will only cover remaining eligible fees after gift aid has been applied. Gift aid, in this case, is defined as the federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Silver State Opportunity Grant or Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship.

Required Steps for Scholarship Renewal

Note: Failure to complete a step by the deadline will result in scholarship eligibility loss.

  1. Enroll in 12 eligible credits each semester.
  2. FAFSA: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2022.
  3. Financial Aid: Confirm your financial aid eligibility. Check your Financial Aid To-Do list in your MYGBC account and submit all required documentation to GBC's Financial Aid Office by June 1, 2022. Contact the Financial Aid office for assistance.
  4. Meet With Your Mentor: Meet with your mentor each semester. Fall semester deadline is January 1, 2022, Spring semester deadline is June 1, 2021.
  5. Community Service: Complete and report 8 community service hours each semester. Fall semester deadline is January 1, 2022, Spring semester deadline is June 1, 2022.

How Will You Be Contacted?

Staff from the Nevada Promise Scholarship Office will contact you via email with important reminders. Please check your email and the email you provided on your application on a regular basis. Also, make sure your contact information is always current and up to date in your MYGBC account.

For More Information Contact

Financial Aid Office
Great Basin College
Phone: 775.327.2095

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 4,000 students are enrolled annually 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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