The Office of Financial Aid and Veterans' Affairs is responsible for administering traditional federal and state financial aid programs including grants, loans, and work-study.
We can help you navigate the financial aid process. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online at www.fafsa.gov beginning October 1. Richland's federal code is 010879.
Financial Aid Mission
The mission of the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans' Affairs is to provide clear and appropriate information and counseling to educate current students, prospective students and parents about financial aid. We award grants, loans, federal work study, and veterans' benefits to eligible students in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies that govern federal, state, institutional and privately funded programs. Our team provides premium service in a timely manner to stakeholders so that students have the opportunity to further their educational goals.
The vision of the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans' Affairs is to promote awareness of Financial Aid opportunities and provide quality customer service while utilizing new and expanding technologies for the purpose of exceeding the expectations of our students, staff and community.
Registration, Advising, Financial Aid Services, Cashier’s Office, and Scholarships are currently located in the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), on the east side of campus.
Phone: (217) 875-7211, ext. 6274 or 6288
Fax: (217) 875-7783
Financial Aid Documents & Other Information
Forms, direct lending information, veteran's educational information, and cost of attendance information is available for the academic years listed below:
Financial Aid Resources