Tuition & Fees
Office of Financial Aid
12-18 credits In-State $4,020/year Out-of-State $13,860.00/year
11 credits or less In-State: $180/credit hour Out-of-State: $594/credit hour
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions or to schedule an appointment. The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Center for Student Affairs building. (804) 862-6260 firstname.lastname@example.org 11301 Johnson Road Petersburg, VA 23805
Qualifying for Financial Aid
Types of Financial Aid
1. You’ll need to fill out a FAFSA. Our FAFSA Code is 003707. 2. Keep in mind our Priority Filing Deadline for Financial Aid: March 1 3. Your Virginia State Residency must be confirmed by the Office of Admissions before any state or local aid can be awarded. 4. You must meet the general eligibility requirements:
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- be registered with the Selective Service (if required)
- be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree
- have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate
- have a valid Social Security Number
- make and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
- not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan
How to Apply for Financial Aid
GrantsGrants are often need based and do not need to be paid back. They can be awarded through the federal government, state government, an educational institution, or a non-profit organization.
ScholarshipsScholarships are awards that do not need to be paid back. You can take a look at our list of Endowment Scholarships, but please remember this list is not an all inclusive list of the scholarships you can apply for. There are plenty of scholarships offered thoughout your community and beyond.
Stafford Student Loans (Unsubsidized and Subsidized)Stafford Student Loans are federal student loans granted to qualifying students who fill out the FAFSA. Interest builds on unsubsidized loans at all times while the U.S. Department of Education pays the interest on subsidized loans while a student is at least half-time, six months after graduation, and during a period of deferment.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (Plus)Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students are federal loans for parents to pay for their child's undergraduate education.
Federal Work StudyFederal Work Study is a federal need-based program that provides eligible students an opportunity to earn money to help pay educational related expenses.
Renewing Your Financial Aid
1. Complete the FAFSA
- Before completing the FAFSA, apply for your PIN at www.pin.ed.gov
- If you are a returning student who has previously applied for financial aid, you will already have a PIN. The PIN allows you to sign your FAFSA electronically. If you are a dependent student, your parents will also need to obtain a PIN. Your PIN can be used to make any FAFSA corrections, to monitor your status with federal aid programs, and to access the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
- Federal Tax Return(s) and other financial documents are needed to complete the FAFSA. Students are strongly encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the 2012 Income Information reported on FAFSA.
- Our school code is 003707. This code must be listed on your FAFSA in order for us to receive the information.
- Priority filing date: March 1st
- If information is incorrect or missing, please make corrections on the web and submit them to FAFSA.
- If your FAFSA is selected for verification, there is required paperwork you must complete and submit. Your SAR notifies you of being selected for verification. Applications selected for verification are considered incomplete until all required documents are received. The Office of Financial Aid will notify a student of which verification group form to submit. These forms are located in the tab labeled Verification Forms.
- New students: You will receive an award statement in the mail with instructions for how to accept or decline the aid offered on Banner Web. Compare the amount of aid you will receive to your tuition and fee charges, and settle any remaining balance with the Business Office by the tuition due date.
- Returning students: You will receive an email notifying you that your application has been processed. Accept or decline the aid offered on Banner Web. Settle any remaining balance with the Business Office by the tuition due date.
Financial assistance is not automatically renewed each year. Recipients must complete a new FAFSA application each year in order to update their family income information and any other changes that may occur. In order to have your financial aid renewed, you must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Please refer to your letter from the Office of Financial Aid for the appropriate form to submit. If you have questions, please call (804) 862-6260.
Federal Title IV Refund Policy
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers the following educational benefits:
- Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty – Chapter 30
- Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserves – Chapter 1606
- Post 9/11 GI Bill – Qualifying Service Members or Eligible Dependant – Chapter 33
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) – Chapter 1607
- Post–Vietnam Veterans· Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) – Chapter 32
- Survivors· & Dependents· Educational Assistance – Chapter 35
- Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program
All students receiving federal student financial aid are subject to the Federal Title IV funds refund policy. Richard Bland College is required by federal law to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60% of the term. This includes all unofficial withdrawals from the College. An unofficial withdrawal occurs when students receives a failing mark in all of the classes they attempt and did not attend after the 60% date in a given semester. In all cases of withdrawals, the Federal Title IV Financial Aid must be recalculated. The recalculation of Title IV funds is based on the following formula: Percentage of the term completed = the number of days completed before the withdrawal date divided by the total number of days in the semester. (Any break of 5 or more days is not considered part of the term.) This percentage is multiplied by the total disbursement for the semester. This yields the amount of aid that is earned for the semester. Any funds that are not earned are returned to the appropriate federal program. The order in which funds are returned are allocated as follows:
- Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
- Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
- Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans
- Federal Pell
- Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)