Richland College - Types of Aid Available

2014 - 2015 Catalog
Types of Aid Available

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Financial Aid is categorized into three types: Gift Aid, Work-Study and Loans.

  1. Gift Aid includes grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid.
  2. Work-Study involves an award that must be earned through employment.
  3. Loans that must be repaid with interest.

It is highly recommended that, students be completely familiar with the terms and conditions of financial aid received. Terms and conditions of financial aid can be found at Brief descriptions of the most common programs are listed on the Paying for College Web pages at

For more detailed information, please visit the Web sites listed in the Financial Aid section of this catalog. Since most programs have limited funding, it is important to apply as early as possible each year. A list of priority processing dates is available on the district Paying for College Web page at

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