Financial Aid Outreach and Workshops

​The Student Financial Services Office at Riverside City College hosts and participates in a variety of outreach activities.  We partner with faculty and staff, the community, K-12 schools and various organizations in order to help promote financial aid awareness.  We assist students and families to become more familiar with the various resources available to help reduce the cost of a college education.  

Monthly Calendar Workshops 
The Student Financial Services office will host a variety of workshops every month. Workshops will vary from Financial Aid Application Assistance, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Cal Grant and Financial Aid Overview, Money Habitudes, Budgeting, and Financial Aid Overview for Transfer Students. For more information on workshop dates, times, and location please click here​ for our monthly calendars.​

FAFSA/Dream Act Application Assistance 

FAFSA and Dream Act Application Assistance workshops for the Spring 2020 Semester are held every Monday's from 11:30am-1:30pm; every Tuesday's from 4:00pm-6:00pm; and every Friday's from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Welcome Center on the 1st floor located in the Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services Building. Please click here for our monthly calendar of workshops  Make sure to read over the information in the link below to ensure you have everything needed to get started. 
Filling Out the FAFSA

Financial Aid Awareness Week

​Financial Aid Awareness Week is a designated week in April that is focused on promoting financial aid awareness to current and prospective students.  Student Financial Services staff is available at various events to assist students in completing the FAFSA and Dream applications, as well as provide information regarding the process, deadlines, and required documents to complete their financial aid files. Financial Aid Awareness Week
Money Habitudes  

Financial Fitness @ RCC is designed to give students the tools to become financially responsible and set them off to a good path toward a financially sound future.  The workshop series is held during the Fall and Spring semester and topics vary from Budgeting and Credit, to Scholarship Search and Application Tips.  Please click here for our calendar of workshops.

Financial Aid Office Hours

The financial aid office offers office hours to on-campus departments and programs and to local high schools, continuation schools, adult education schools, and charter schools. The purpose of the office hours is to answer general financial aid questions and assist with the FAFSA and Dream Act Application. For more information or to schedule office hours please contact Manny Gray at or at 951-222-8756.    

Financial Aid Student Individual Appointments 

Financial aid individual appointments are available for students and parents who need help with completing the FAFSA or Dream Act Application, FSA ID, Campus Logic, CHAFEE grant application, or any state and federal aid site. Also, we provide one on one appointments with parents and students who need help understanding the process of financial aid at RCC. To schedule an appointment please contact Manny Gray at   ​

RCCD Foundation Scholarship Workshops
RCCD Foundation Scholarship Workshops provide students with valuable information regarding RCCD Scholarships including, how to apply for scholarships at RCCD, how to request a recommendation, and help with completing the scholarship application. For times and locations, please check back in the Fall 2018 semester. 

Highschool, Classroom, and Community Presentations
Highschool and classroom presentations provide students and parents with general financial aid information. Presentations can be customized to address specific student populations and particular student financial aid programs. To schedule a presenation for your highschool or classroom, please contact Manuel Gray, Student Financial Services Outreach Specialist by phone at (951) 222-8756 or email

​Student Financial Services Newsletter
​ The Student Financial Services Department is excited to share our current Financial Aid Newsletter. We will provide quarterly newsletters which will cover up-to-date information on financial aid, scholarships, changes or upcoming events. To view our newsletter please click here​