The Financial Aid Office uses an online financial aid system that enables students to apply and view their award information online. The process is open to all aid applicants, including continuing students who are first time aid applicants.

Currently enrolled students will have to reapply for aid each year they are enrolled. The aid application is typically made available to continuing students in late March. Current aid recipients will receive an email when the application is open. Those who submit their application by the deadline will receive award information in May.

Domestic Student Application Requirements
US Citizens and permanent residents must fill out both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the GSD financial aid application (instructions below). The FAFSA is used in conjunction with the GSD aid application to determine need-based grant awards. The FAFSA is free and is the only required application used for awarding federal student aid. The FAFSA is available in October for the following year.

Students are encouraged to provide their parent’s financial information on the GSD online application (rather than the FAFSA) if it has changed substantially in the past year in a way that could result in additional grant. If your parent’s financial situation has not changed since last year, you do not need to provide this information again. You will be reconsidered for the same level of grant for the next year.

International Student Application Requirements
International students are only required to submit the GSD financial aid application.

Application Instructions

Click on the link for our financial aid application.  You will need to do the following before you can log in:

  1. Read over the Technical Specification section on the left side of the screen. If your computer does not meet the stated technical specifications, you may be unable to submit your application successfully.
  2. Type in your username, which is your @gsd email address.
  3. You will then need to select “First Time User”.
  4. You will be prompted to answer questions to verify your identity.
  5. After your answer the security questions, you will need to create a secure password.
  6. We will not have access to your password, so please keep a record for future reference.
  7. After you finish creating a password, you will be brought back to the original log in screen.
  8. Type in your username and the password you just created to log in.