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
The office of Financial aid will be uploading your 2013/2014
Financial Aid applications. You will be receiving an email
from our office informing you when we have your application in
our system. You will be instructed to log on to your
Access Rio Portal to view any unsatisfied requirements.
Students should be receiving these emails beginning the week of
June 24th. Before
you come to the counter and ask about your status, please check
your status on your Access Rio Portal.
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.