Financial Aid

NAVIGATING FINANCIAL AID

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Our Financial Aid office is here to help you learn more about how to pay for college.

Get started with this simple Financial Aid checklist:

  • Apply for admission if you haven’t already
  • Complete the FAFSA for State and Federal aid
  • Talk to your Admissions Counselor about applying for RMCAD scholarships
  • Talk to the Financial Aid office about any available work-study openings, and apply for private grants and scholarships

TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID

Approximately 80% of our student body receives some form of financial aid. The four most common types of aid include loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study.

While loans are common, it is important to take the decision of accepting a student loan very seriously. There are consequences for not making payments on time, so be sure to research and apply for as many grants and scholarships as you can. Make sure to understand the terms that accompany each loan, grant, or scholarship.

SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA as early as possible. The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for Federal grants, state aid, and student loans. Occasionally, we’ll require additional information to finalize your aid; you’ll be notified in writing if this is the case. 

When completing the FAFSA, reference RMCAD’s school code: 013991. Make sure your FAFSA is 100% complete. Do not leave blanks—always answer “N/A” or “None” if you are unsure. We encourage completing your FAFSA online to reduce processing time by the Department of Education.