Financial Aid Office

Virtual Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Financial Aid staff is available in the office from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday through Friday. Appointments are strongly advised. Due to COVID-19, we encourage students to meet with staff on the phone or via Zoom. See staff contact information below to make an appointment and for virtual availability.

Students are able to meet with a Financial Aid staff member via phone or Zoom.

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.

Contact Information:

In order to best assist students, our office has additional contact information during this time. Please visit our Contact page to view the best way to contact financial aid staff.

Email: financialaid@frc.edu

Fax: (530) 283-4659

Andre van der Velden, Director of Financial Aid

MaShaylee Giles, Financial Aid Technician: Available in the Financial Aid Office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Available via phone or Zoom Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

  • Email: mgiles@frc.edu; Office Phone: (530) 283-0202 ext. 296; Google Voice Phone: (530) 616-8085 (call or text)

Alyia Pilgrim, Financial Aid Specialist, Veterans Certifying Liaison, Foster Youth & Homeless Liaison: Available in the Financial Aid Office Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Available via phone or Zoom Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

  • Email: apilgrim@frc.edu; Office Phone: (530) 283-0202 ext. 298; Google Voice Phone: (530) 616-8231 (call or text)

Nick Johnston, Financial Aid Specialist: Available in the Financial Aid Office Monday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Available via phone or Zoom Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

  • Email: njohnston@frc.edu; Office Phone: (530) 283-0202 ext. 356; Google Voice Phone: (530) 616-8414 (call or text)

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 $6,3451
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.