Information on CARES Act
The federal government recently enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), which provides emergency grant funds to college students via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. These funds are meant to help students pay for extraordinary expenses during the pandemic. RCC calculated CARES act allocations to students based on spring 2020 enrollment and EFC (Expected Family Contribution) range. Students who receive funds can use those funds to cover expenses including but not limited to food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare, or other educational expenses. Students were notified of their allocations via email. Any questions can be directed to Pamela Lomax, Executive Vice President, Compliance and Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Per federal guidelines, RCC is posting its expenditure report for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Updated expenditure reports will be posted on an as available basis:
|Temporary Office: Building 3, Room 328
Monday, Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm
|Financial Aid Important Dates to Remember for Fall 2020|
June 2020 – September 2020
Submit all missing documents to Office of Financial Aid for Verification Review
2021-2022 FAFSA Available!
General eligibility requirements
In order to be eligible for financial aid, an applicant must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program. Additionally, applicants may receive financial aid if they
- maintain satisfactory academic progress,
- comply with Federal Selective Service Law,
- are not in default on any educational loans,
- do not owe a refund on any federal grants or loans to any institution, or
- did not obtain a previous bachelor's degree at any U.S. or foreign institution.
Financial aid awards are subject to change if any of the factors used to calculate eligibility from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) change after the date of original application.
Examples of factors that impact eligibility include increases in income, changes in family size, and/or adjustment in the number of family members enrolled in college. Students are strongly advised to consult with the Financial Aid office if they are contemplating a change in enrollment status.
Office of Financial Aid
Temporary Location: Building 3, Room 328
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Monday & Thursday: 8:30AM - 6:30PM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM