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Applications Being Accepted for Spring Semester Emergency Relief Fund


Spring Semester Emergency Relief Fund

Beginning February 9, students registered for spring courses at one of the three colleges in the Riverside Community College District can apply for a $500 grant from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act II).

To be eligible for an award, students must be enrolled for the spring semester; list an RCCD college as their home college; and have COVID-19 related financial needs. Students taking distance education courses may also apply. There is no unit requirement. However, students who drop courses after applying for the award will not receive an award, even if eligibility has confirmed.​

To apply for this grant from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, students should log in to WebAdvisor, select Financial Aid and then CARES application. Complete the application. After completing the application click on the Acknowledgement Statement and hit submit. Successful submissions will be confirmed at time of submission and via the student's email account.

The U.S. Department of Education has instructed institutions to prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive or are eligible for federal financial aid, such as a Pell, FAFSA and/or a BOGG award. At the same time not being a recipient of federal financial aid does not preclude an individual from receiving assistance from the emergency relief fund, however priority will be given to students who receive financial assistance for schooling expenses.

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 19 at 11:59 p.m. PST. A RCCD task force, in consultation with student representatives, is determining awards. Questions should be directed to the Financial Aid office of your home college.

To learn more about the colleges and their academic offerings, click on a college — Moreno Valley College, Norco College or Riverside City College.

The spring semester begins February 16. To apply for admission, click here.

Published by External Relations & Strategic Communications