RHC participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program. The RHC Financial Aid Office does not advocate or endorse any Private/Education loans due to the low cost of a community college education in California, the availability of grant and scholarship aid, and lower cost Federal Direct Stafford Loans. Students interested in applying for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan need to complete the following:
- Attend a scheduled mandatory loan workshop. All workshop dates are located in the Calendar section.
- You must have a completed financial aid file at RHC before we can accept your loan application. Your file is complete once you have received award notifcation from the Financial Aid Office and awards posted on your student portal.
- You must be enrolled in 6 units or more.
This federally funded program provides grants to needy undergraduates who have not already received a bachelor’s degree. Actual award amounts vary according to the student’s eligibility on the FAFSA and enrollment status. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens and complete the FAFSA and other required supplemental materials. Applications for financial aid are available every January 1 of the new year.
Federal law restricts students to a lifetime limit of six full-time equivalent year of Pell Grant. The 6-year limit is based on full-time attendance. All semesters in which you have received a Pell Grant at any college count toward the 6-year limit.
FSEOG is designed to help undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional need (according to the federal formula). You will automatically be considered for this grant if you complete the FAFSA. To receive FSEOG, you must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Funding is limited.
The Federal Work Study (FWS) program provides opportunities to students who have financial need and want to earn a part of their educational expenses through employment. Interested students are required to complete a FAFSA and other supplemental materials. Funds are extremely limited for FWS, so make sure you submit your FAFSA early, respond quickly to any request for more information and/or corrections, and meet the SAP policy. Students must be enrolled in 6 or more units during fall and spring semesters.