Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. To be eligible borrower’s annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/head of households). If the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t have your income data – or if you don’t know if the U.S. Department of Education has your income data, the Administration will launch a simple application in the coming weeks. Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at https://studentaid.gov/.
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New River Community College (NRCC) offers a variety of financial opportunities for students who need financial assistance.
The philosophy of the Financial Aid Office is that no qualified student shall be denied the privilege of attending college because of the lack of finances, if funds are available.
To determine if a student qualifies for aid, the Financial Aid Officer looks at need. Need is defined as the difference between the cost of attending (COA) the college and the total estimated family contribution (EFC) as calculated by FAFSA.
The criteria used for selecting student recipients involve both the computed need of the student, and the student’s academic standing. The application priority dates are March 15 for summer, April 15 for fall and November 15 for spring. Applications received by the priority date will receive priority consideration for the upcoming academic year. Those received after the priority date will receive consideration only as funds are available.
A student must be a degree seeking student and not taking classes for transfer only purposes and have demonstrated need, the college tries to meet that need by offering assistance consisting of grant(s), a work-study position, a scholarship, and/or a loan. Awards are prorated and adjusted for enrollment level based on full-time (12 credits), three-quarter time (9-11 credits), half-time (6-8 credits) and less-than-half-time (5 credits or less). Most awards have a minimum enrollment level requirement.
Students attending two schools in the same enrollment period must inform both Financial Aid Offices. Students cannot receive financial aid from two schools in the same term.
Students interested in Federal Work-Study will need to complete a work-study application. Applications will be reviewed and placements will be made prior to each semester. Potential work-study students will receive an email with the name and contact information of their potential supervisor to set up an interview. If hired, the student will need to provide the Financial Aid Office a copy of their driver’s license and Social Security card.
The Military Selective Service Act of 1983-84 states that any student required to register with the Selective Service who fails to do so is ineligible for Title IV student aid - Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, FWS, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford, Federal PLUS Loans, and State Incentive Grant Program.
Type of aid available at NRCC can be found VCCS financial aid programs document.
Detailed information about the Financial Aid application process can be found on our "How to Apply for Financial Aid" section of this website.
Application priority dates are March 15 for summer, April 15 for fall, and November 15 for spring. Applications received by the priority date will receive primary consideration for the upcoming academic year.
Those received after the priority date will receive consideration only as funds are available. Students must apply annually for financial aid. If you have questions, please call (540) 674-3615, email email@example.com, or you may write to the NRCC Office of Financial Aid, 5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA 24084.
Students must re-apply for Financial Aid each year. FAFSA opens October 1 each year.
These awards are based on criteria such as financial need and academic achievement, and are available to persons who are enrolled or intend to enroll in specific programs.
These scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of individuals and organizations who have chosen to provide their support for students through the NRCC Educational Foundation's Endowed Scholarship Program.
The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. Eligible students may enroll in designated programs leading to jobs in high-demand fields.Learn More About the G3 Program