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Financial Aid (FSAFA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that is prepared annually in the United States to determine the eligibility for student financial aid. The purpose of Financial Aid is to ensure that each student has sufficient resources to enable them to attend college. Grants, fee waivers, scholarships, loans, and federal work-study are available. Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance covers educational expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work study and loans.
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The test is primarily used to assist students in the following: Identify their skill levels in English, reading/comprehension, and mathematics. You can't fail these tests - they are designed to assess your knowledge and place you in the class best suited to your skills. The primary purpose of assessment is to improve students' learning and teachers' teaching as both respond to the information it provides
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
Most first-time college students are required to complete an online orientation, the orientation to college will help you to learn about the college: its course offerings and services, campus culture and student life, student rights and responsibilities, etc. Introduces you to terminology, academic programs and student services and gives you planning tools you'll need to succeed in college. Orientation also helps the student to understand college guidelines and set up your goals, and will help you understand how to be successful in transitioning into college.
To serve as a source of information for potential applicants and helping them with the admissions process.
The purpose of this School Board Policy is to establish the requirements a student must follow when registering with the District for the first time. Qualifying students are assigned a registration appointment which can only be viewed by logging into WebAdvisor. On and after the assigned date and time eligible students are able to register for their classes. Registration appointments for new, continuing, returning, and transfer students are based on the order of registration as mandated by the California Community colleges Chancellor’s Office per the recommendation of the California Student Success Initiative. To find out if you are a continuing or returning student read the following:
If you are a New Student if you have never attended college previously. You will be required to complete assessment, orientation and counseling (OAC) prior to registration.
If you are a continuing student if you were enrolled in a course after the first two weeks or 20% of the course in the previous term. You are a returning student if you missed one or more primary terms (fall & spring) and must reapply.
If you are a transfer student if you have attended college elsewhere but have never enrolled in RCCD classes. The maximum amount of units a student in good academic standing may enroll in is 18 units for fall/spring and 9 units for winter/summer. Students wishing to enroll in more than the maximum number of units must contact the Counseling Department.