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New grant means now is the time to go to RCC

ASHEBORO — If students were mulling over whether or not to go to college, now is the time to take that step. Randolph Community College is making the commitment to ensure that each student has money to pay for college with the RCC Commitment Grant. This new grant is for students who do not qualify for other financial assistance but need help paying for college.

“There has never been a better opportunity to attend RCC and not have to worry about how to pay for it,” RCC President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. said. “We meet students exactly where they are and help them go as far as they can possibly go.”

Starting this fall, full-time eligible students will receive $2,000 per year ($1,000) per semester, and less than full-time students may receive a partial award. There is not a separate application for this grant as consideration for funding is automatic once the RCC admissions application and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) are completed. Eligible students will receive an award letter from the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs.

This RCC Commitment Grant, along with the Longleaf Grant, and Pell, state grants, and the RCC Foundation, mean attending the College has never been more affordable.

All students need to do to qualify is apply to RCC and fill out the FAFSA.

For information, contact RCC’s Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs at 336-633-0200.

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