Category: Financial Aid

Online Financial Aid Resources

Ed.gov The U.S. Department of Education administers several major student aid programs, including Pell Grants and Stafford Loans, which provide over $42 billion a year to help millions of students pay for the costs of college. Whether you’re ready to apply for financial aid or just interested in more information about the federal student aid [...]

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Qualifying for Financial Aid

To be eligible for federal, state and institutional aid students must meet the following criteria Demonstrate financial need (may not be required for some institutional programs). Have a standard high school diploma or GED. Be enrolled in an associates degree or diploma degree program. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. Not be in default or owe a [...]

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Repayment of Title IV Funds

Title IV financial aid recipients who officially withdraw from all classes during the first 60 percent of the academic term will be subject to repayment terms as outlined by the Department of Education. If disbursement has already been made to the student, it is the student’s responsibility to repay all funds due to RCCC and/or [...]

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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Students are only allowed to attempt a limited number of credit hours under federal financial aid guidelines. Credits may include college transfer credits, remedial credits and all other credits attempted at RCCC. All students receiving Title IV financial aid funds must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to receive Title [...]

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Types of Financial Aid

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers many types of financial assistance. Depending on the type of aid, eligibility is based on one or more of the following criteria:  financial need of the individual, educational costs, academic achievement and availability of funds.  Inquiries regarding financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office. Federal Grants Pell Grant A [...]

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VA Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

How do I begin the application process? The first step is to submit an application for VA benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. How do I complete my VA file at RCCC? To complete your VA file with RCCC, you will need to provide the Admissions Office with copies of transcripts from your high [...]

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VA Benefits General Information

The student must choose a major (program of study) offered by Rowan Cabarrus Community College and listed in the RCCC catalog. He or she must meet all admissions criteria established by RCCC for that program, as well as meeting all VA requirements to receive educational benefits. Your admission’s file must be complete, which includes an official high [...]

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Veteran Benefits and Eligibility

If you have served active military duty or in the reserve or national guard, or if you are the dependant of a service-connected permanently disabled veteran, RCCC can help you utilize your Montgomery GI Bill benefits to achieve your educational goals with success. There are many options offered by the Montgomery GI Bill and each [...]

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What is the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans?

Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans The federal government pays the interest on subsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans while the student is enrolled at an approved school at least half-time. To receive subsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans, applying students must demonstrate need. The federal government does not pay interest on unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford [...]

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Which programs of study are approved for VA benefits?

All programs listed in the curriculum catalog are eligible for veteran benefits. This includes associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs. Please contact the financial aid office with any questions regarding eligible programs of study. Current Programs of Study

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