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 Process


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 record 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 Office of Financial Aid 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 April 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 fall term, financial aid will be paid into your student account to pay your tuition/fees balance on September 10th (September 24th 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 disbursed.


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 form must be on file in the Financial Aid Office. This option is available to eligible students two weeks prior to the start of each term. You may charge up to $750 at the bookstore.


Go to class!

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

Job opportunities on campus!

Visit the financial aid office to find out if you are eligible for work study.

On-Campus Student Job Listings

As of October 1:

18-19 FAFSA is now available (valid Fall 2018 through Spring/Summer 2019)

Click here to complete the FAFSA

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College’s Financial Aid Office. We hope your experiences at RRCC are some of the most memorable and rewarding of your lifetime. The better you understand the financial aid process, the better chance you have of maximizing the amount of aid you'll receive. Keep in mind, some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early and stay informed on the status of your application.

To assure your application is processed and awarded prior to the first day of class, Priority Dates have been established. Students can still apply for federal aid throughout the academic year, but we strongly recommended that you submit your application prior to the established priority date in order to have a financial aid award in place before tuition payment deadlines.

Priority deadlines for filing the FAFSA are:

Fall financial aid – apply by the preceding April 1

Spring financial aid – apply by the preceding September 1

Summer financial aid – apply by the preceding February 1

Payment deadline
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:

Fall 2018 - September 5th, 2018


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 enrolled at a college or university that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.
  • Be working toward a degree or a financial aid approved certificate (click here for programs that are not eligible for financial aid).
  • Be in compliance with the school'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.