Financial Aid Office
Newest Offerings of Financial Aid
HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds) are Emergency Financial Aid Grants payable to students to help alleviate hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants can help with expenses such as housing, childcare, food, supplies, transportation, medical bills, outstanding balances or other bills and expenses. All students are eligible to receive HEERF Emergency Financial Aid Grants; however, students with exceptional need will be prioritized.
Click here for more information pertaining to CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds.
SB 85 - Provides Emergency Financial Aid Grants payable to California residents to help offset financial upsets that a student has experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants can help with loss or reduction in income; unexpected medical bills for yourself or family members; inability to pay rent/mortgage or utility bills; expenses due to unexpected move, loss of housing, or catastrophic property damage; unexpected transportation expenses; sudden loss of childcare or sudden increase in childcare expenses; and documented theft of books and/or other essential academic supplies or tools. Only California residents are eligible to receive SB 85 - Early Action Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Students must be currently enrolled in at least 6 semester units, qualify as low-income by meeting the requirements to receive a California College Promise Grant (CCPG) for the current or upcoming term, and have earned a 2.0 grade point average at their current or prior institution in one of the three previous semester terms OR be receiving additional support or services through the Disabled Student Programs and Services office.
Finish Line Scholars Emergency Financial Aid Grants payable to students to help overcome short-term financial barriers that may prevent them from beginning or staying enrolled in community college. These grants can help cover unforeseen expenses, like a car repair, loss of employment or other income, a natural disaster, etc. Funds may be used by students to cover necessary and reasonable education related costs, including but not limited to, books and other instructional materials, computer equipment, internet access, educational tools and uniforms. Other appropriate uses include food, healthcare, household items, clothing, child-care, housing, transportation, and other necessary living expenses. All students are eligible and must be enrolled in at least 6 semester units. If you have already been awarded Finish Line Scholars Emergency Funds, you may apply for additional funds.
COMING SOON - application for the new Finish Line Scholars Scholarship Program!
- Receive a tuition fee waiver under the California College Promise Grant.
- Have a goal of completion of a certificate or degree program, or transfer to a four-year college or university.
- Take at least 12 units or maintain an alternate full-time equivalent status during all terms in which the scholarship is active.
- Make progress toward goal as indicated by having completed approximately half of the credits required for the program and have a realistic plan to finish the remainder in under 2 academic years.
In addition, if pursuing a degree or transfer, applicants must also meet two of these three criteria:
- Have completed a transfer level English course
- Have completed a transfer level math course
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
How to Apply for Financial Aid?
Feather River College Federal School Code: 008597
NEW - Students can now download the myStudentAid mobile 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|
|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).
2 SEOG awards are made on a first-come basis until designated funds are exhausted.
3 Applicable for Bachelor Program students only. Award amounts vary depending on enrollment. Must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 units).
4 Will be prorated based off of students enrollment. Must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 units).
5 Will be prorated based off of students enrollment. Must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 units).
6 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.
7 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.
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.
Fax: (530) 283-4659
Alyia Pilgrim, Financial Aid Specialist - Available by phone or Zoom Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and available in the Financial Aid Office Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Financial Aid office is closed on Fridays during the months of June and July.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Office Phone: (530) 283-0202 ext. 603; Google Voice Phone: (530) 616-8231 (call or text)
Andre van der Velden, Director of Financial Aid - Available by phone or Zoom Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and available in the office Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Financial Aid office is closed on Fridays during the months of June and July.
- Email: email@example.com; Office Phone: (530) 283-0202 ext. 241
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.
PLEASE NOTE - 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.