Welcome to Financial Aid
Reaching every student by helping you achieve your
educational goals and academic success is our priority by assisting you
with your financial needs. All students are encouraged to apply
for financial aid EVEN IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU WILL QUALIFY.
Financial Aid is designed to be used as a supplemental income for your
educational expenses. Please note: it may not cover your total
expenses. Rio Hondo College (RHC) participates in most Federal and
State financial aid programs.
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601-1699
New Student Service Building SS130
(562) 908-3411 (please listen for new
Monday -Tuesday 8:00 am-7:00
Wednesday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
8:00 am-11:00 am
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday hours will remain
Financial Aid Students! Friday May24,
2013 at 11am is the last day to submit any pending documentation
to complete your 2012-2013 Financial Aid Grant eligibility
ATTENTION 2013/2014 FINANCIAL AID
Due to unforeseen technical difficulties
impacting our Information Technology (IT) Department, the
Financial Aid Office is unable to process any 2013-2014 FAFSA
applications at this time. Therefore, if you have
completed the 2013-2014 FAFSA application, we are not able to
determine your eligibility at this time.
does this affect you?
Financial Aid Office is unable to determine your BOGW
eligibility for the Summer 2013 semester . This includes
the Dream Act students.
Financial Aid Office is unable to determine your Federal/State
aid eligibility for the 2013-2014 year
At this time we do not have
an estimated date as to when this issue will be resolved,
however, we do expect this will be resolved before the
Summer session (drop for non-payment) deadline date.
You will receive on-going status communications to your Rio
Hondo Student E-mail account regarding this matter. We
appreciate your patience and understanding and we apologize for
this brief inconvenience.
We have an update for you on the status of the 2013-2014 FAFA
Application. Our Information Technology Department (IT) has
isolated the problem. The Financial Aid Office will begin
to receive 2013-2014 processed FAFSA applications beginning May
31. Please note we are not able to determine your BOGW
eligibility until we begin to receive your FAFSA applications.
All students who have submitted a VALID financial
and California Dream Act Application by May 31, 2013 (no
errors or rejections) and are eligible for the BOG waiver, will
have the BOGW posted on their account prior to the payment
deadline date. Please note that any student applying for FAFSA
beginning the week of June 3rd, there is no
guarantee that the BOGW will be uploaded in time. We
expect to begin receiving student documentation to process
federal/state aid eligibility beginning June 17. We appreciate
your patience and understanding and we apologize for this brief
application is now available at
School code: 001269-
priority deadline March 2,2013
many changes to the 2012-2013 financial aid regulations, please
follow these tips for smoother application process
applying 2012-2013 FAFSA
If you need IRS trancripts,
Click here for instructions
If AFTER checking your
and reading the website, you still have an inquiry,
please click here to send an email. ALWAYS
include your complete student number.
Financial Aid funds are now disbursed
through the Higher One Debit card
Financial aid funds will be disbursed to financial aid
students through their debit card from Higher One. We must have
your accurate mailing address. Please check your AccessRio
Account and update your mailing address online or visit the Admissions
and Records Office.
Financial Aid students please look for your debit card
in the mail.
DID YOU ALREADY
RECEIVE YOUR DEBIT CARD IN THE MAIL? IF SO, CLICK ON CARD TO ACTIVATE
- Please read the above
information regarding new Federal Regulations. This
will effect many students.NEW
- The 12/13 forms are now
available on the Forms link.
- New disbursement dates,
- All students are required
to show photo ID when inquiries are made at the counter.
Students enrolled in online courses will have their
disbursements held until mid-semester grades are verified
effective Spring 2012
- Financial aid funds will be
disbursed to financial aid students through their debit card
from Higher One account..
- If you received your
debit card, activate it by
- Activate your RioMail email
Account. Financial Aid alerts will be sent to your RioMail email.
- Financial Aid information
and status is now available through AccessRio online.
- Documents CANNOT be
faxed to our department. All documents must be brought
in or mailed.
- Documents will be processed in the
date order received. Due to increase in financial aid
applicants, please allow at least 8-12 weeks for processing
from submission of documents. Check your AccessRio
account to monitor your file status and any pending
- Update your mailing address with Admissions & Records
Office to ensure you receive your debit card in the mail
- Click here to
activate your RioMail Account
- Apply Early: don't procrastinate
- Have income documents completed early
- Make copies of your documents
- Use black or blue ink when completing any financial aid
- Check your RioMail email frequently
- Submit all requested documents ASAP
**CLICK HERE TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR FINANCIAL AID THROUGH
YOUR ACCESSRIO ACCOUNT **
Hondo Community College District complies with all Federal and
state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the
basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, race, color, medical condition,
genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital
status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is
perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics,
or based on association with a person or group with one or more
of these actual or perceived characteristics. This holds true
for all students who are interested in participating in
educational programs, including career and technical education
programs, and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries
regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed
to the Districtís Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator,
Dr. Dyrell Foster, Dean, Student Affairs, Student Services
Building, 2nd Floor, Room SS-204, (562) 908-3498.