Financial Aid

The 2019-2020 application for financial aid is now available!  Stay ahead of Financial Aid and complete your application today

Use your 2017 tax information to apply for financial aid for the fall 2019 - spring/summer 2020 terms.
Financial aid was released into student accounts to pay tuition balances on Monday, February 11th.  Refunds will be available to eligible students through BankMobile on Friday, February 15th.  Log into The Rock student portal to confirm if you qualify for a financial aid refund.  If you see a negative balance, that reflects the amount of your refund.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Some funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Apply by April 15th each year to improve your chances of getting the best offer!
You must complete all financial aid documents and submit them to the Financial Aid Office by the following dates to be considered for an award:
Fall deadline:  December 1
Spring deadline:  May 1
Summer deadline:  August 1
Spring classes begin:  January 22
Spring tuition deadline:  February 6
Last day to drop full-semester spring classes:  February 6
Spring financial aid pays ("disbursement"):  February 11
Spring financial aid refunds released:  February 15
Loans for first-time borrowers pay:  February 25

Financial Aid Process and Timeline


Apply for an eligible degree or certificate program at Admissions.


Meet with an Academic Advisor (recommended) regarding course registration (financial aid does not have to be completed to register for classes, however if aid is not awarded by census day, see the Financial Aid Office). Need to know how to pay for college?


Complete the FAFSA online (link is external) – This financial aid application must be renewed each aid year. The FAFSA opens each October 1st for the following fall, spring and summer semesters. It may take 5-10 business days for your FAFSA to be sent to RRCC after you submit it. 


Check The Rock - Red Rocks Community College Portalto see if additional documentation is needed to complete your file. It is a good idea to review your portal before April of each year. Once you log into the Rock, you will see the “Financial Aid Requirements” option on the dashboard. If you have submitted all required documentation and meet all eligibility requirements, RRCC's Financial Aid Office will award financial aid to you based on your eligibility.  Allow about two weeks for processing of all financial aid documentation.


Log into The Rock - Red Rocks Community College Portaland select the "Financial Aid Award" option to view your awards. Financial aid is awarded each spring for the upcoming aid year. Student files that are completed during the semester will be awarded once the requirements are complete.  It may take up to two weeks to be awarded after completing your file during the semester.


For instructions on how to accept a loan being offered to you, visit Federal Loan Acceptance and Disbursement. For the Spring 2019 semester, financial aid will be paid into your student account to pay your tuition/fees balance on February 11th (February 25th is the Federal Direct Loan disbursement date for first time Federal Direct Loan borrowers). Refunds are typically available via BankMobile the Friday after your aid has paid into your RRCC student account.


Get your books and supplies. If you have a refund available from financial aid, you may be eligible to charge books and supplies against your tuition balance. The TIV Bookstore Authorization form must be on file in the Financial Aid Office. This option is available to eligible students at least two weeks before the semester begins. You may charge up to $750 at the campus bookstore.


Go to class!

Need further information? The Financial Aid Handbook is a great resource.


Job opportunities on campus - RRCC is hiring student employees!

Visit the Financial Aid Office to find out if you are eligible for work-study.

Click here to view on-campus student job listings


Payment Deadlines
If your financial aid is not enough to cover your tuition bill, you will need to establish a payment plan with the Cashiers office by these dates or you will be charged a late fee:

Fall 2018 - September 5th, 2018
Spring 2019 - February 6th, 2019
Summer 2019 - June 11th, 2019

Click here to read RRCC's Payment Policy.

The 2019-2020 scholarship application is now available! 

Visit the RRCC Foundation page to view scholarship opportunities, deadlines and requirements. All Foundation scholarship material must be received by midnight on March 2, 2018.

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*Note:  Tuition, fees and books are direct costs and vary depending on the total number of credits you take. Other listed fees are estimates provided by the State of Colorado and Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and are not paid directly to Red Rocks Community College.

Information on Red Rocks Community College policies and procedures can be found throughout this website and in the Financial Aid HandbookIt is every RRCC financial aid applicant's responsibility to be familiar with the contents of this document.

To be eligible to receive any type of federal student financial aid, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or other eligible non-citizen.
  • Register with the Selective Service Administration (unless exempt). See the Selective Service website for more information or to register.
  • Be working toward a degree or a financial aid approved certificate (click here for programs that are not eligible for financial aid).
  • Meet RRCC's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
  • Not owe a refund on any federal grant, must not have borrowed federal student loans in excess of annual or aggregate loan limits, and must not be in default on any federal student loan.

All documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office must have been complete and processed by our office by the published deadlines.