Apr 16 2024
GGC FAFSA Center Opens

Georgia Gwinnett College helps students with FAFSA completion

One of the first things college-bound students need to do is complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This helps students know how much federal aid eligibility they will have for their education. Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has a team of financial aid professionals on campus to assist continuing and new students complete the newly revised form.

The typical time cycle for this process has been upended by glitches in the federal processing system. At the end of

Apr 08 2024
Dr. Benjamin W. Akins

Last minute tax filing tips from GGC expert

The date April 15 can mean many things – a birthday or an anniversary – but for most Americans, it’s Tax Day. With the deadline a week away, Georgia Gwinnett College’s associate professor of legal studies and taxation, Benjamin Akins, JD, LLM, offers some tips and dispels one myth when it comes to filing your taxes.

“Not everyone is required to file a tax return, but they should consider it anyway,” said Akins. “They could be eligible for certain tax credits, but the only way to get them is

Apr 01 2024
GGC students viewing a solar eclipse

Georgia Gwinnett College to host solar eclipse viewing April 8

A solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon and Earth align perfectly so that the moon completely blocks the sun’s light. According to NASA, the eclipse on April 8 is special because it will be the most visible yet, crossing many states with a slice of total darkness.

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is hosting a solar eclipse viewing that is free and open to the public.

Dr. Paul Camp and Dr. Amy Turner, assistant professors of physics at GGC, will host the viewing of the eclipse at 1:30 p.m

Mar 25 2024
StillFire Brewing owner, Phil Farrell on the catwalk between the fermentation vessels.

Georgia Gwinnett College introduces innovative fermentation science concentration

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has launched the first bachelor-level fermentation science program in Georgia and one of the few in the nation. The program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the rapidly expanding field of fermentation science.

Fewer than 20 bachelor-level fermentation programs are available in the U.S, mostly in Northern and Western states. GGC’s program is the first one south of North Carolina. 

Dr. Omar Villanueva, chair of GGC’s Chemistry

Mar 12 2024
Children participating in Atlanta Science Festival activities on GGC's campus

GGC hosts Atlanta Science Festival event

A large crowd of young science enthusiasts spent Saturday afternoon at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), where they could make ice cream instantly with super-cold liquid nitrogen, build a battery train or write with electricity.

The Chemistry Carnival and Science and Technology Power Up was presented by faculty and students in GGC’s School of Science and Technology, and is part of the Atlanta Science Festival (ASF).

The event included almost 20 interactive booths and engaging demonstrations

Mar 11 2024
GGC international business student Lindsey Webb

GGC students learn, grow, serve the community during spring break

To many weary college students, spring break means relaxation, travel and respite from the classroom. 

But for some Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) students, spring break brought an opportunity to serve, learn and engage with communities locally and regionally through the college’s Alternative Spring Break program.

Spearheaded by GGC’s Student Affairs division, the initiative provides students opportunities to collaborate with nonprofits and community organizers through service projects and

Mar 05 2024
Dr. Reanna Berry and Estephanie Flores

You can afford a college education: Georgia Gwinnett College financial experts tell how

It’s no secret that college can be expensive. According to U.S. News & World Report, college tuition costs increased in both public and private schools in the 2023-2024 academic year, leaving the average in-state tuition for public colleges at $10,662 for the year, compared with $42,162 for private colleges. The average cost for out-of-state students at public colleges came to $23,630.

Those are daunting numbers for many, but Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) financial aid advocate Estephany

Feb 26 2024
Emily Borrego and Carlos Delgado studying with their laptops

Generational wealth: GGC students, 75 and 19, become study partners, fast friends

When Emily Borrego saw a fellow student struggling to log in to his laptop during her first class at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), she didn’t hesitate to approach him and offer to help. Carlos Delgado gratefully accepted her offer, and in seconds, she had him signed in. Unbeknownst to the two of them, that seemingly innocuous overture was the beginning of an unexpected friendship that is still growing stronger despite the more than five decades that separate the two: Borrego is 19; Delgado is

Feb 20 2024
People walking on campus

Georgia Gwinnett College to host spring preview days, application fee waived in March

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) will host two Preview Days on Feb. 24 and March 23. The events will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on GGC’s campus.

Prospective students will hear from members of the Grizzly family about programs of study, admissions, financial aid, student housing and more. Participants will be able to tour GGC’s campus and talk to student ambassadors about their experiences at GGC. The party-like atmosphere will include food, music and fun giveaways. GGC team members

Feb 06 2024
Students walking on campus

Spring enrollment numbers show continued growth at Georgia Gwinnett College

With a new year comes new growth at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) as spring enrollment continues its upward trend. Preliminary numbers from the college’s enrollment management office place GGC’s student enrollment at 11,115, which is up 4% from this time last year.

“GGC has experienced enrollment growth for five consecutive semesters,” said Michael Poll, GGC’s vice president for enrollment management. “That’s good news for GGC.”

Poll said new student admission applications for the fall