Reminder: The Process for Student Refunds has Changed

Just a reminder that the process for all student refunds has changed (click here for more information).  To streamline the process, GRCC has partnered with HigherOne to provide students two options for getting their refunds back faster than ever before:

  1. Students can elect to have the money sent to their bank account by Direct Deposit.
  2. Or, students can have the money placed on their GRCC Refund Access Card (that they should be receiving in the mail).

GRCC Refund Access Card

Schedule of Academic Success Workshops for Students

Each semester, GRCC’s Counseling and Career Center offers a variety of workshops that teach valuable skills for students; they include topics like support services available to students, constructing an academic success plan, and completing the academic probation contract.

For a printable schedule of upcoming sessions, view this document (.pdf)  Or, for more information, visit

GRCC Students Eligible to win $100k in “Clean Energy Prize” Contest

An award (similar to the X-Prize and ArtPrize) aimed at college/university students has been created to stimulate ideas for sustainable energy solutions.  From the website for the “Clean Energy Prize”:

“The Clean Energy Prize encourages economic development in Michigan by harnessing the innovation and creativity of Michigan’s university and college students and unleashing a business plan for innovations to commercial application’s fast track.  The Clean Energy Prize awards $100,000 in prizes and in-kind services to student-based teams to draw emerging technologies in the state of Michigan into the commercial space for cleaner, more sustainable energy options.”

More information 0n entering can be found in this document (.pdf).

Student Paychecks no Longer Available for Pick-up in Student Life Office

Effective with the 08/20/10 check date student paychecks will be available for pick up in the Student Employment Services Office located in 103 Main from 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. on payday.

Paychecks not picked up in SES by 3:45 p.m. will be available in the Payroll Office from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on payday and between 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Mon – Fri after that. The payroll office is now located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building on the East Campus (old Davenport University campus on the corner of Prospect and E. Fulton).

Student employees MUST bring a picture ID which includes both their first and last names with them to pick up their paychecks.

If you have any questions, please contact Luanne Wedge at 234-4174 or Sharon Gates at 234-4058.

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