Applying for Financial Assistance

Ready to apply for financial assistance? The instructions below will guide you through the process of applying and checking the status of your assistance. If you have any questions or need one-on-one assistance, simply click on the "Schedule an Appointment" link and choose a time that suits you best.

Our Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs team is here to help!

The first and most important step to apply for most types of assistance is filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Before beginning please note, you will need to include your:

  • Federal tax information such as a 1040 Tax Return including W-2 Wage Statements for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are dependent student
  • Your Driver's License or State ID number
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are dependent student
  • Your parents’ date of birth if you are a dependent student
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are an eligible non-citizen

Let's get started!

  • Visit the FAFSA page online and click "Start Here" to create your FSA ID and begin the application process. (If your classification is as a dependent, your parent or guardian will need to apply for an FSA ID as well).
  • Choose the school year when you'll be attending college and begin filling out your FAFSA.
  • Use RCC's Federal School number—005447.
  • Complete the application, submit it, and document your confirmation number for reference.

Complete your application to RCC.

Please note, we cannot receive your FAFSA information until this step is complete.

After admission, you may also need to take a placement assessment, depending on the program you're taking.

Once your FAFSA is processed, you will receive an email with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR). (If you didn't provide an email address, you'll receive your SAR by mail.) This report will include information on your application and any next steps you need to take.

Once RCC receives your FAFSA information, we will contact you by letter and email to inform you of any further actions needed.

You must file a FAFSA every academic year to continue receiving financial aid.

Wondering what’s going on with your financial assistance? Randolph Community College utilizes a system called Self-Service to relay confidential information to our current students.

If you are a current student, sign in to Self-Service and click on the Financial Aid menu button. Your Financial Aid checklist will appear, giving you access to see information such as missing documentation, your financial aid offer, how to contact your financial aid counselor, satisfactory academic progress status, and helpful links about financial aid.

You can also access your account balance and summary in Self-Service by clicking on the Student Finance menu button and viewing your Account dashboard. There you have access to see information such as your total charges, your total estimated financial aid, and the balance owed. (For questions about your account balance information, please call the Business Office at 336-633-0292.)

Remember: You must be in an eligible program of study to receive federal and state financial aid.


Trouble Logging In?

  • You may not be able to log in if your application process is not complete or if you have just completed an application for admission. It can take several days for your information to be entered into the system and for RCC to obtain any additional information needed (i.e. transcripts, etc).
  • If you have accessed Self-Service before, your password is what you reset it to the first time you logged in.
  • If you are unable to log in and need assistance, please e-mail or call 336- 625-1573. Please have your name, birth date, and last six digits of your social security number available.

If you need assistance with logging into Self-Service please go to the MyRCC Portal.