Financial Aid Eligibility
To be considered for Federal and State Aid, students must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The results of the FAFSA must be submitted to Rappahannock Community College and must indicate that you have financial need.
The following conditions of eligibility must be met and maintained by students receiving financial aid:
- must be accepted for admission to RCC as a regular student and complete admissions requirements;
- must prove United States citizenship or eligibility as a non-citizen;
- must maintain and make satisfactory academic progress as defined by the RCC Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid Students (more detail on academic progress is available through Financial Aid Office);
- must not owe a refund on financial aid received from any post-secondary institution;
- must not be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment to a federal grant received at any post-secondary institution;
- must complete placement testing, if required by the college through the Counseling Center;
- should submit high school and must submit college transcripts and/or GED certificate to the Admissions Office;
- must satisfy ability to benefit alternatives/requirements prior to July 1, 2012 to establish Title IV eligibility. Check with the RCC financial aid office to find out if you meet the conditions for financial aid eligibility if you do not have a high school diploma or received a GED.
- must enroll in an approved associate degree or certificate program as required for financial aid eligibility. IMPORTANT NOTE: Non-curricular courses and some career studies certificates are ineligible for aid- check with the Financial Aid office first to ensure the program you plan to pursue is eligible; and
- must register with Selective Service (males only).
State funds are only available for students domiciled in Virginia.
Students who have questions about eligibility decisions should contact the financial aid staff for details. Students may appeal financial aid eligibility decisions through the student grievance procedure.