Many Richmond Community College students are trying to make school work. They juggle class, family and – most importantly – job schedules throughout the year in an effort to stay in college. Because these students are working their way through school, they are not eligible for Financial Aid. For many, this disadvantage will prolong their time in school or even cause them to drop out. The Working Scholarship is designed to meet the needs of those students. Apply here.
RCC has over 100 scholarships provided by the generous gifts of donors and benefactors across our region.
Each year our Scholarship Committee reviews all of the applications and selects recipients. One application is all that is needed to gain access to these scholarships. We encourage all current and prospective students to apply by following the online link here:
Some students are selected for a process called verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Sometimes RCC will select a student for verification if it looks like errors have been made on the form. Here is a list of the most common things that are verified. We have a variety of forms to complete this process. You will be instructed which form you need on WebAdvisor or in the letter that you received from our office. You can find the form you need here: http://www.richmondcc.edu/student-services/financial-aid-forms-2014-2015/ Below is a list of the most common things that are verified:
If you did not use the IRS Retrieval tool to provide your or your parents Federal Income Tax information on your FAFSA, you must order an IRS Tax transcript and send it to our office. Ordering a transcript is easy and instant: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript. You can mail this to us or bring it in to the office.
Remember that you can’t be awarded until verification is complete. Usually this takes a few days. Returning students will be able to see their award on WebAdvisor while new students will get their award letter by mail.
We know that paying for college is a major concern for many students. There are many types of financial aid that are available. The main application students use to apply for financial aid is the Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is used to help determine your eligibility for many types of federal and state financial aid. You will use RCC’s school code of 005464 on the FAFSA application.
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In-state tuition $72.00/hr
Out-of-state tuition $263.50/hr
Books & supplies $600
Plus Applicable fees
Jon Carter, Director of Financial Aid
Andrea Daniels, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mary Gordon, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mary Little, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office is located in the Lee Building, inside of the Student Services Department.