Financial Aid Application Procedures

Financial Aid Application Procedures

The following applications are available online:

See the step-by-step guide How to Apply for Federal and State Financial Aid at RCC for detailed information on applying.

Early application deadlines for filing financial aid forms are:

  • April 15 for summer sessions
  • May 31 for fall semester
  • November 15 for spring semester

You may apply after these dates, but awards may not be processed in time to meet Student Accounts‘ deadlines for making payment arrangements. Expect two to four weeks of processing time from the time you file your FAFSA until you receive a Financial Aid Award Letter. You can expedite the process by immediately supplying any documentation that is required.

Different financial aid programs require different types of information and documentation. To document income, students may be required to submit Federal IRS tax transcripts and New York State Income Tax forms for the student/spouse and/or parents, as well as other evidence of taxable and/or nontaxable income.

Spring 2020Payment Arrangement Deadlines for Financial Aid Applicants
Date You Registered for Spring 2020 You Must File a FAFSA by This Date to Hold Your Spring 2020 Schedule If You Fail to File a FAFSA, Pay In Full or Complete a Payment Plan, the College Will Drop You on This Date
On or before
January 2, 2020
January 8, 2020 January 9, 2020
On or after
January 3, 2020
As soon as you register None: A Payment Plan should be completed to defer billing while financial aid is being processed