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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

The table below lists dispersement dates for Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and the Academic Competitiveness Grant.

Direct Lending Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about direct lending:

Scholarship Resources

The Richland Community College Foundation Scholarships

The Richland Community College Foundation awards over 500 scholarships to students attending Richland each year.

Scholarship Search Engines

There are many different scholarship searches on the Web these days.

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for aid?

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in getting aid for college.  Apply online at    You will need to create an FSA ID and password to complete the FAFSA.  You will be prompted to create an FSA ID or you can go to


Standards of Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients

The Richland Community College Financial Aid Office is required by federal regulations to monitor academic progress toward a degree or certificate for all financial aid recipients.

In order to receive financial aid at Richland, a student’s total academic record, including transfer work, dual credit classes, and classes for which aid was not received, must be evaluated. While developmental class hours are not counted in the College cumulative grade point average calculation, they will be reviewed for semester GPA and successful completion for financial aid purposes.