Emergency Grant Information


April 2021, a third stimulus package, the American Rescue Plan was approved and provides additional emergency grant assistance for college students.  Reedley College is able to help students pay for anything related to their cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to COVID such as food, housing, health care, childcare, or technology expenses. 

Reedley College received $10,208,286 to assist enrolled students.  As of June 30,  2023 we have awarded and disbursed $10,192,583 of our allocation to 14,937 students.  Students are encouraged to check Self Service to verify their award amount.  Please cash these emergency grant checks as soon as possible within 30-days of receipt.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at reedley.financialaid@reedleycollege.edu.  

RC HEERF Report 06-20-2023 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 03-31-2023 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 1-19-2023 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 10-14-2022 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 08-16-2022 (PDF)

RC HEERF Report 04-25-2022 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 12-31-2021 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 9-30-2021 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 6-30-2021 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 3-31-2021 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 12-31-2020 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 9-30-2020 (PDF)

If you need assistance or an accommodation to access these documents, please contact the Melanie Highfill.  

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Most students who were enrolled Fall 2021 and had expenses due to COVID will qualify. No additional application is required. Emergency grant assistance is available to help cover eligible expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology/internet service, health care, childcare as well as books and supplies.


A: Awards were based on students’ financial aid application filing status, applicants Expected Family Contribution (EFC as determined by the FAFSA), and Fall 2021 enrollment status.  The CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as those who are Pell Grant eligible.  Fall 2021 grants were awarded between $100 and $1000.  

If you filed a FAFSA for 2021-2022, you may find your EFC on your award letter in WebAdvisor.




12+ units

Three-quarter time

9 – 11.5 units


6 – 8.5 units

Less than half-time

0 – 5.5 units**

Tier 1 = Students with a family contribution (EFC) between 0 and 1000





Tier 2 = Students with a family contribution (EFC) between 1001 and 5711











Tier 3 = Students with a family contribution (EFC) between 5712 and 23,000





Tier 4 = Students with a family contribution (EFC) above 23,000 and students with an invalid FAFSA





Tier 5 = Students without a FAFSA on file as of 9/16/21





**Students enrolled in all non-credit classes (0 units) are considered enrolled less than half-time.

A: No, it is not too late to file a FAFSA.  Students can still apply for financial aid for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 by completing the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students do not have to repay Emergency funds once determined eligible at the time of disbursement.

A: Students who have set-up direct deposit will have the funds deposited into your bank account.  If direct deposit has not been set-up, a paper check will be mailed to the address on file on Web Advisor.