Financial Aid Office

Feather River College is closed on Friday's during June and July.
Core office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday.
Feather River College is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Following guidelines from the public, state, and federal health authorities, the campus is currently closed to students and visitors. Classes are being taught online for the remainder of the spring semester and staff are working remotely to provide service to students and continue college operations. To accommodate the needs of our current and prospective students, the Financial Aid Office has transitioned to an online service delivery system. Our staff are readily available and responding to email. Please send inquiries to financialaid@frc.edu. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Please click here for financial aid updates pertaining to COVID-19.

Please click here for information pertaining to CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds.

FINANCIAL AID FAQs RELATED TO COVID-19 - Printable PDF FAQ'S

Note: Additional questions and answers may be added as more information becomes available. Please check back periodically.

If I completely withdraw from all my spring 2020 courses, will I owe back any of the federal student aid I received?

  • No. Students who withdrew from school in spring 2020 as a result of COVID -19, will not be responsible to return any federal aid (Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct Parent PLUS loan) received in spring. Note: all student loans received are still debt the student owes to their loan servicer.

If I received a Pell Grant in spring 2020, does it affect my lifetime Pell eligibility?

  • No. For students who withdrew from school in spring 2020 as a result of COVID -19, any Pell received during that semester is excluded from counting toward a student’s lifetime Pell eligibility.

If I borrowed a Direct Subsidized Loan in spring 2020, does it count toward my lifetime subsidized loan eligibility?

  • No. For students who withdrew from school in spring 2020 as a result of COVID -19, any Direct Subsidized Loan borrowed during that semester is excluded from counting toward a student’s lifetime subsidized loan eligibility.

If I completely withdraw from all my spring 2020 courses, will that affect my financial aid eligibility in the future?

  • No. For students who withdrew from school in spring 2020 as a result of COVID -19, the student’s grades do not affect their federal academic requirements (Satisfactory Academic Progress) to maintain financial aid eligibility.

If I borrowed student loans, will they now go into repayment?

  • No. Student loan payments, principal and interest will be deferred for 6 months, through September 30, 2020, without penalty to the borrower for all federally owned loans.

 

Please review the additional information, especially if you are a financial aid recipient, to know how your financial aid may be impacted based on changes in your enrollment.

 

California College Promise Grant (CCPG) or FRC Promise Scholarship Recipients
Students who withdrew from courses due to COVID-19 and enrollment fees are credited to their student account, will not receive a refund of those charges if they are a California College Promise Grant or FRC Promise Scholarship recipient. This is because both funds are only used to waive a student’s California enrollment fees

Excused Withdrawal (EW) and Refund
Contact your advisor first to discuss athletic eligibility, graduation, transferring then email Admissions and Records (admissions-records@frc.edu) stating the reason of the withdrawal. If you already withdrew on the student portal through myFRC or were withdrawn by an instructor, please email admission-records@frc.edu and state your reasoning for the withdrawal. If it is because of COVID-19, the W can be updated to an EW. If you are a financial aid recipient, this is your best option! The federal government passed the CARES Act, which allows withdrawal without repayment issues or Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) consequences, along with several other benefits for financial aid students.

Withdrawal
You can use myFRC to withdraw from your course(s). This will put a W on your transcript and will calculate towards probation or dismissal status. Students can process this through April 24, 2020 for full semester-length courses. Please check with your instructor for short-term class deadline dates. If you are a financial aid recipient, this option may result in repayment of Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards may apply.

Cancelled Courses

If a college course has been cancelled due to COVID-19, a refund for course fees will be issued. If you are a financial aid recipient and the cancelled course changes your enrollment level (i. e. full-time (12 units) to three-quarter time (9-11.5 units), you may owe back some or all of your Pell Grant.

No Show Drop / Never Began Attendance

If you never began attendance in a course(s) and/or you are no show dropped, you may not receive a refund for course fees. If you are a financial aid recipient, and not beginning attendance in a course(s) or being no show dropped changes your enrollment level (i. e. full-time (12 units) to three-quarter time (9-11.5 units), you may owe back some or all of your Pell Grant.

Contact Information:

In order to best assist students, our office has additional contact information during this time. Students may text the Chat Room number from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm for inquires as well. Please visit our 'Contact' page to view the best way to contact financial aid staff

Financial Aid Office Hours:.

Feather River College is closed on Friday's during June and July.
Core office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday.

Director of Financial Aid

Andre van der Velden - avandervelden@frc.edu

Financial Aid Technician

MaShaylee Giles - (530) 283-0202 ext. 296

Financial Aid Specialist, Veterans Certifying Liaison, Foster Youth & Homeless Liaison

Alyia Pilgrim - (530) 283-0202 ext. 298

Financial Aid Specialist

Nick Johnston - (530) 283-0202 ext. 356

Email: financialaid@frc.edu

Fax: (530) 283-4659

How do I apply for financial aid?

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

Feather River College Federal School Code: 008597

Students can now download the myStudentAid mobil app to complete their FAFSA applications by phone! Available to download for iPhone and Android users.

Type of aid:

Estimated annual amount:*

(up to the following amounts)

Federal Pell Grant $6,1951
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) $6002
California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Waiver for CA Enrollment Fees
FRC Promise Scholarship Program Waiver for CA Enrollment Fees
Cal Grant A Applicable to Eligible Bachelor Program Recipients3
Cal Grant B $1,6724
Cal Grant C $1,0725

Cal Grant Recipients with Dependents

Access award of up to $6,0006
Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) $4,0007
California Chafee Grant $5,0008
Direct Subsidized Loan $3,5009
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $2,00010
Parent PLUS Direct Loan

Up to the Cost of Attendance based on credit check approval

Note: The Estimated Annual Amounts displayed above are subject to change for each individual student. The amounts provided are for the maximum award amount for each program and is not guaranteed to each student.

1 Maximum amount shown is based off of a student enrolled full-time (12 units) with a 0 EFC. Pell grant will be prorated based off of students enrollment (full-time, half-time, three-quarter time, or less than half time).

SEOG awards are made on a first-come basis until designated funds are exhausted.

Applicable for Bachelor Program students only. Award amounts vary depending on enrollment. Must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 units).

Will be prorated based off of students enrollment. Must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 units).

Will be prorated based off of students enrollment. Must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 units).

This includes what the student is eligible for in Cal Grant A, B, or C and up to an access award of up to $6,000 for qualifying Cal Grant A and B recipients and up to $4,000 for eligible Cal Grant C recipients.

Students enrolled in 12 to 14.99 units may be eligible for up to $1,298 annually. Students enrolled in 15 or more units may be eligible for up to $4,000 annually.

8 Applicable to eligible foster care youth. 

9Freshman or students who have completed 29 units or less may be eligible for up to $3,500. Sophomores or Students who have completed 30 or more units may be eligible for up to $4,500. Juniors/Seniors in the Bachelors Degree Program may be eligible for up to $5,500.

10 Dependent students may be eligible for up to $2,000. Independent students may be eligible for up to $6,000.

Mission:

The Financial Aid Office’s mission is to provide all Feather River College (FRC) student’s educational opportunities through the delivery of federal and state financial aid and scholarship programs. To insure compliance with federal, state, and institutional statutory and/or regulatory requirements associated with the delivery of student financial assistance and financial resources.

The financial aid staff is dedicated to assisting students and families in obtaining funds to cover college costs in an equitable manner. There are a variety of different types of financial aid funded through federal, state, local organizations, lending institutions, and FRC itself. Although the application process may seem complex, we are here to help you every step of the way. Our goal is to see that financial problems do not prevent you from achieving your educational goals.

NOTICE: At peak times, limited services will be available due to our high volume of processing. We strongly encourage students to use the student portal (MyFRC) to check the status of their financial aid.