A federal student loan allows students and their parents to borrow money to help pay for college through loan programs supported by the federal government. They usually have low interest rates and offer attractive repayment terms, benefits and options. Generally, repayment of a federal loan does not begin until after the student leaves school. Federal student loans can be used to pay school expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies and transportation. If you live in the state of Virginia, you will automatically be considered for available state grant funds.
Because of an increase in student loan default rates, all Federal Direct Student Loans will be made in two (2) disbursements, including one term only loans. NRCC’s current three-year CDR is 16.3, and the national average is 10.8. You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or more) at the time of each disbursement to remain eligible for the loan. Your student account will be electronically credited with loan funds.
New River Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Mark C. Rowh, Vice President for Workforce Development and External Relations, 217 Edwards Hall, 540-674-3600, ext. 4241. Inquiries concerning Title IX (sexual harassment, sexual assault/domestic violence/dating violence, and stalking) may be directed to Dr. Deborah Kennedy, Dean of Student Services, 268 Rooker Hall, 540-674-3690. or, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Mr. John Bowler, Academic Advisor for the Center of Disability Services, 115 Christiansburg site, 540-674-3600, ext. 4418. Inquiries concerning ADA and Section 504 may be directed to Lucy Howlett, Coordinator of the Center for Disability Services, Advising Center, 275 Rooker Hall, V/TTY 540-674-3619