Federal Student Aid Programs
Federal Pell Grant
All students applying for campus-based federal and/or state assistance must apply for the Pell Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This grant is based on financial need according to your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the Cost of Attendance (COA).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are for students with exceptional financial need. The grant does not have to be repaid. Awards are made on a first-come basis until designated funds are exhausted.
The Federal Work-Study program provides jobs for students who qualify for financial aid. Students are paid at least the current state minimum wage, but some salaries are higher based on the type of work and the skills required. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis until designated funds are exhausted. For more information contact the Career/Transfer Center at (530) 283-0202 ext 313. Please visit the Student Employment webpage for information about the Student Employment Program at Feather River College.
Federal Direct Loan Program
Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student's education after high school. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education, with the Direct Loan Program. FRC students and parents will have access to a secure, dependable and affordable source of funds to finance their educational costs. Please visit www.studentloans.gov for more information on Direct Loans.
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
Federal Direct Parent PLUS loans are available to assist families of dependent students in meeting the costs of education. The borrowers for these loans are the parents who apply for them, not the students. PLUS loans do involve a credit check through the federal government. If a parent applies for and is not approved for a parent PLUS loan, the student is eligible for an additional $4,000/year ($2,000/semester) in an unsubsidized student loan.
For additional information about federal aid, please visit the Federal Student Aid website. You can also obtain their 2017-18 Federal Student Aid at a Glance Fact Sheet.