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Financial Aid

The fundamental purpose of the financial aid program at Rich Mountain Community College (RMCC) is to make it possible for students to attend college, who would normally be deprived of a college education because of inadequate funds. This purpose is based on the belief that higher education should not be a privilege reserved only for those who can afford to purchase it and that educational opportunities should not be limited by the financial resources of the student and his/her family. While financial assistance maybe limited at RMCC, the Financial Aid Office assist students in every effort possible by helping students obtain resources or opportunities to pay for their education.
How do I know if I am eligible for financial aid?

A student must meet the following requirements to be eligible for financial aid.

  • Be accepted into RMCC.
  • Must be in an approved degree or certificate program at RMCC.
  • Have a HS diploma or GED.
  • Be a US citizen or an eligible noncitizen.
  • Student must not be in default of a loan.
  • If required, be registered with Selective Service (http://www.sss.gov/).
  • Be in good academic standing. According to the RMCC Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
New Limit to Lifetime Eligibility for Federal Pell Grant - Effective July 1, 2012

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Aid Warning - Q & A

Want to determine possible cost and financial aid available at RMCC?
Click on the Net Price Calculator to see what is available to you!   Net Price Calculator
Should I apply for financial aid?FSA Logo

Students pursuing a degree or certificate at RMCC must apply for the Federal Pell Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), in order to determine eligibility for Federal and State funds. FAFSA information is also used when determining institutional funds. Students can come by the Financial Aid Office or Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), a Federally funded TRiO program, for assistance with financial aid questions or completing the FAFSA application.

Undocumented Students

Undocumented Students may be eligible for some types of financial aid. Here are a few websites that have important education and financial aid information as it relates to undocumented students higher education access.

Need Help With FAFSA?

Dependency Status

FA Myths

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

FAFSA Overview

Who's my parent when I fill out my FAFSA?
Seven Easy Steps to  the 2015-2016 FAFSA: A Student's Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

ATTENTION STUDENTS:  Effective 2012-2013, the student must import his/her tax information from the IRS using the FAFSA.  The following document will assist a student in requesting his/her tax transcript from the IRS, if the student was not able to import his/her tax information using the FAFSA.

Tax Transcript Request Process

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Process

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Tutorial

How do I get started?
  1. Apply for admissions to RMCC.
  2. Complete the Free Application to Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  REMEMBER: Help is available with completing the FAFSA. Come by the RMCC Financial Aid Office or see an EOC Representative.
  3. Complete the RMCC Financial Aid Application. This must be completed each year for financial aid. You may access the application online: 2015-2016 Financial Aid Application.
  4. Complete any scholarships that you wish to apply for by the deadline and notify the Financial Aid Office. Click on the following link to learn more about the RMCC Academic Scholarships and RMCC Foundation Scholarships.
Important Dates for Financial Aid
RMCC Academic Scholarships April 1
Pell Grant (priority deadline) July 1
Federal Work Study (FWS) and
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
July 1
RMCC Foundation Scholarships April 1
July 30
December 1

Joel Campora Distinguished Leader Scholarship
Scott Berry Memorial Scholarship

April 1
July 30
December 1
Contact Financial Aid:

Mary Standerfer
Director of Financial Aid
1100 College Drive
Mena, Arkansas 71953
(479) 394-7622, Ext. 1420


Samantha Shores
Financial Aid Officer
1100 College Drive
Mena, Arkansas 71953
(479) 394-7622, Ext. 1421



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Veteran Information:

2015-2016 Related Forms:



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Mena, Arkansas 71953 • (479) 394-7622
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