How to Apply for Financial Aid

If you need assistance, please get in touch with the RC Financial Aid Office by phone at (559)494-3012 or email at financialaid@reedleycollege.edu


 

STEP 1 - SUBMIT THE FAFSA OR CADAA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal School Code - 001308

The FAFSA is for US/Naturalized Citizens or Permanent Residents. 

The student and their parent (if applicable) must use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to electronically sign the FAFSA.  The FSA ID confirms your identity when accessing your financial aid information and federal student aid documents. To create an FSA ID, please visit the FSA ID Website.

Then, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • You will need 2021 income information to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA. This will be used to determine eligibility for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 terms.
  • You will need 2022 income information to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA.  This will be used to determine eligibility for Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 terms.

California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

The CADAA is for undocumented, AB540-eligible students. 

Submit the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) to be processed by the California Student Aid Commission.   

  • You will need 2021 income information to complete the 2023-2024 CADAA.  This will be used to determine eligibility for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 terms.
  • You will need 2022 income information to complete the 2024-2025 CADAA.  This will be used to determine eligibility for Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 terms.

 

STEP 2 - COMPLETE YOUR FINANCIAL AID FILE

Check your RC student email regularly. 

The RC Financial Aid Office will notify you if you need to submit documentation to the RC Financial Aid Office and when your Financial Aid Offer Letter is ready to view.

Check your Self Service. 

On Self-Service through your SCCCD Portal, you can view your Financial Aid Offer Letter, see if anything is missing, and sign up for a direct deposit.


 

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

  • December 31, 2023: 2024-2025 FAFSA & Dream Act Application Anticipated Opening
  • March 2, 2024: 2024-2025 RC Scholarship Application Deadline. Reedley College Scholarships for more information.
  • April 2, 2024: 2024-2025 FAFSA & Dream Act Application Deadline for initial Cal Grant awards
  • June 30, 2024: 2023-2024 FAFSA & Dream Act Application Deadline
  • September 2, 2024: Deadline for Competitive Cal Grant awards for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Below are videos that you can follow along with:

How to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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View our instructional guide videos on how to apply in English

Apply for FAFSA in English

How to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in Espanol

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View our instructional guide videos on how to apply in Espanol.

Apply for FAFSA in Espanol

How to complete the California Dream Act Application

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View our instructional guide videos on how to apply for the Dream Act.

Complete the California Dream Act Application