Coming Soon: Website updates to reflect the new ASA reorganization

As part of the Academic and Student Affairs reorganization, we will be launching new webpages on grcc.edu for the School of Business and Industry, School of STEM, School of Liberal Arts and School of Health Sciences. All information found on the current School of Workforce Development and School of Arts and Sciences webpages will be found on their new corresponding school webpage.

Stay tuned!

First time user option returning to MyGRCC Portal

Back by popular demand! As of Tuesday, June 28th, the First Time User option returned to the MyGRCC portal. We hope this will make the user experience more intuitive. 

As before, new users to the MyGRCC portal can click on the First Time User option to find their username and set their password. Once the password is set they will immediately be able to login to the portal and access all of the available apps.    

How will this affect you?

Please update any tools that reference how to login for new users. This may include:

  • Printed materials
  • Videos
  • Emails
  • Website  

Feel free to reference the following knowledge base article for more information: 

Password Reset Tool First Time User

If you have any questions about this change, we encourage you to reach out to the IT Support Desk at (616) 234-4357 or by visiting our Customer Support Portal.

GRCC In the News 07/01/2022

Más de 900 nuevos estudiantes elegibles para asistir a GRCC con apoyo financiero de Grand Rapids Promise Zone

6/30/22 El Vocero

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN–  900 estudiantes han sido invitados a asistir a Grand Rapids Community College a aplicar en los programas de becas para el año académico 2022-2023 con el apoyo financiero de Grand Rapids Promise Zone. 

(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN– 900 students have been invited to attend Grand Rapids Community College to apply for scholarship programs for the 2022-2023 academic year with financial support from the Grand Rapids Promise Zone.)

GRCC alumni, professors collaborate to support Ukrainian relief efforts

6/30/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal

Community college professors and alumni are being featured in a poetry anthology, the proceeds of which will be donated to the International Rescue Committee.

“Busy Griefs, Raw Towns,” a new poetry anthology featuring Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) graduates and professors, will be on sale starting July 15 at Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th St. SE in Grand Rapids.

Nagle family hosts vigil asking for justice, answers in deadly deputy shooting

6/30/22 FOX 17

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich.  — The family of Joseph Nagle, 22, gathered at the spot where he died on a rural Allegan County road Thursday with one thing in mind: justice.

… The family says that’s not like Joseph. He looked up to law enforcement officers, studied to be a police officer at Grand Rapids Community College, and ultimately decided not to go into law enforcement because he didn’t like guns.

NJCAA to launch inaugural logo tournament July 5

6/30/22 leadpub.com

DOWAGIAC — National Junior College Athletic Association Region 12 announced Thursday it will be having its inaugural logo tournament.

… With 35 schools, there are also three play-in match ups — Lakeland vs. Grand Rapids Community College; Ivy Tech-Fort Wayne vs. Terra State Community College and North Central Michigan College vs. Oakland Community College.

Family, friends create memorial for man shot & killed by Allegan County sheriff’s deputy

7/1/22 WWMT

HOPKINS, Mich. — A memorial banner, cross and bouquets of flowers now serve as a quiet reminder about what happened on the rural Allegan County road where Joseph Nagle took his last breath.

… He was taking classes at Grand Rapids Community College and wanted to become a police officer, according to his ex-girlfriend, Courtney Riva.

Don’t fear the FAFSA! GRCC specialists ready to help students with financial aid applications to help make college more affordable

Don’t fear the FAFSA! Grand Rapids Community College has resources available to help students complete the federal form for financial aid and potentially help them access programs and grants to help pay for a college education.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as FAFSA, is required for students to receive financial support through federal grants, programs such as Michigan Reconnect and the Grand Rapids Promise Zone, and scholarships through the GRCC Foundation.

The college has a FAFSA Hotline – (616) 234-4030 – with specialists available to answer questions about the form. Students also can make appointments to connect with specialists in person, virtually or over the phone at grcc.edu/financialaid.

“The FAFSA application can unlock many opportunities for students to reduce, or even potentially eliminate, college costs,” said David DeBoer, GRCC’s executive director of Financial Aid. “We don’t want anyone to miss out on a GRCC education that can change their lives. It might seem complicated, but our team is trained to assist you. We are here to help!”

FAFSA is an online form that requires financial and tax information for students and parents, if the students are dependents.

GRCC has a series of helpful videos available on YouTube’s GRCCtv

The FAFSA can be completed, typically in under an hour, at fafsa.gov using a computer or tablet.  The U.S. Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid also has information for students and families available at StudentAid.gov.

The Grand Rapids Community College Foundation also requires a FAFSA for students applying for scholarships. The foundation awarded $1.4 million in scholarships to GRCC students last year.

Information and universal scholarship applications are available at grcc.edu/scholarships.

“We don’t want financial obstacles to stand in the way of someone starting or restarting a college education that can change lives,” said Dr. Kathryn K. Mullins, vice president for Advancement and executive director of the GRCC Foundation. “The FAFSA is the first step on that journey. Our team will not only help you get started, but will be with you every step of the way.”