Applying for Financial Aid

The purpose of student financial aid at RCC is to provide financial assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to afford a college education. To support this objective, the college offers a variety of financial aid programs for students who qualify. Aid is funded through federal and state agencies, local organizations, businesses, individuals, and the college.

Things you’ll Need to Complete your FAFSA:

How To Apply for Financial Aid and When To Get Started

Staff members at both campuses are available to provide information and assistance with financial aid programs. You should apply online. A FAFSA on the web pre-application worksheet should be completed prior to applying on the internet. This worksheet is available from the Glenns or Warsaw Campus Financial Aid Office. You must list Rappahannock Community College in order for us to receive your information electronically.

The school code for Rappahannock Community College is 009160.

The FAFSA gathers financial information about students and their family. The information is analyzed and the student receives a Student Aid Report (SAR). The priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA at RCC is April 15, especially if the student plans to enroll for the upcoming Fall Semester. You apply for financial aid each acadmemic year.

The best time to apply for financial aid is during the months of October-February preceding the anticipated fall semester entrance into the college. Additional information or forms may be requested to complete the application process. Students who are selected for verification will be required to submit a tax transcript that can be obtained at or by calling 1-800-908-9946, verification of other forms of income and a verification worksheet. Applications are processed, if complete, only after all admissions requirements are met and confirmed.

Applications should be received four weeks prior to registration. Applications received after this date will be processed as time permits. Only students with complete admissions and financial aid files can be awarded financial aid. Financial Aid applicants whose application files are complete before established deadlines may charge tuition against their grant or scholarships during registration. Book charges may be made from the first day of class through the last day to add/drop each semester (specific dates are posted each semester).  If your financial aid is not complete at time of registration, students should prepare to pay out of pocket for all tuition, fees, and book charges for possible reimbursement if found to be financial aid eligible.

Students who have received a financial aid award letter may use their financial aid for payment of tuition. Tuition and fee charges not fully covered by financial aid must be paid prior to the deferred payment deadline. Financial aid balance checks for students who have financial aid in excess of tuition, fees and books will be available usually during the sixth week of classes