Open Menu

Fall 2021 -  Freeze Dates

Beginning Spring 2020, in accordance with federal regulations, Richmond Community College will establish a “freeze date”. This date will determine a student’s enrollment status only once for the entire semester. This is the date we take a “snapshot” of students’ credit hours to establish their enrollment status for financial aid eligibility.  Please view the New - Freeze Dates letter.

The freeze date for Fall 2021 is Sept. 9, 2021.

Purchasing Books

If you are using financial aid to purchase books for the 2021 Fall Semester, here is the purchasing schedule:

  • 08/09/21: Online Bookstore Purchasing Begins
  • 08/09/21: In-store Bookstore Purchasing Begins
  • 08/27/21: Bookstore Purchasing Ends
  • 09/07/21: Bookstore Purchasing Begins for 14 Week Classes
  • 10/01/21: Bookstore Purchasing Ends for 14 week classes
  • 10/18/21: Bookstore Purchasing Begins for 2nd 8-week classes
  • 10/29/21: Bookstore Purchasing Ends for 2nd 8 week classes

Refund Dates

All charges for tuition/fees and books/supplies must be deducted from your financial aid before you will be mailed a refund check. If your financial aid award for the hours you are currently attending is enough to cover all the charges on your account and there is any aid left after all charges are paid, a refund check will be mailed to you.
Please check Self-Service to see if all your charges have been paid and if a refund has been mailed.

Refund Dates
   Friday, Sept. 17

   15 & 16-week  & 1st 8-week classes

   Friday, Oct. 8

   Friday, Nov. 5

   14-week classes

   2nd 8 week classes

*Scheduled refund dates are subject to adjustment if technical problems, system issues, or other unplanned challenges occur. Refund checks should be mailed to students by the end of the business day on the Scheduled Refund Date. Please allow at least 3-5 days for your refund to arrive in the mail.

Additional Information for Financial Aid Students - Fall 2021

For those sessions starting later in the semester, financial aid will be credited to RichmondCC student accounts based on the start date of each course after confirmation of class attendance. This includes students with RISE, DMA, DRE, EDU 262, and/or NUR 212 classes. Each RISE and DMA/DRE class/session is counted separately. Your schedule shows you the start date for each course. You can view your schedule of classes in Self-Service.

Financial aid will not be credited to a student account before the 10% point (census date) of each curriculum course. Every curriculum course has a 10% point (census date). Confirmation of class attendance is performed after this 10% point of each curriculum course. Your financial aid will only be credited for classes that you have already begun attendance in.

The award(s) listed on your award letter was/is a projected amount based on full-time attendance (12 or more credit hours per semester). Your actual grant amount will be based on your enrollment status at the end of the 10% point of each session. If you are enrolled for fewer than 12 credit hours or you are currently attending less-than 12 credit hours, please see the section below to determine your grant award for the hours you are enrolled/attending.

If you are enrolled for fewer than 12 credit hours per semester, your federal aid award will be prorated as follows:
   9 to 11 credit hours = 3/4 time or 75% of your award
   6 to 8 credit hours = 1/2 time or 50% of your award
   Less than 6 credit hours = 1/4 or 25% or your award or less

*For State Aid please see 2021-2022 Award Letter Supplement for more details. RichmondCC Scholarships may require full-time enrollment. Additional information can be found in the 2021-2022 Award Letter Supplement and our Scholarships page.

Additional Information for Financial Aid Students - 2021-2022

Effective with the 2017-18 award year, the Federal Pell Grant Program will allow a student to receive Pell Grant funds for up to 150 percent of a student Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year. A student may receive up to 50 percent of an additional Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Award within an award year for an additional semester attended (i.e. summer). This is referred to as “Year-Round Pell.”
To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, the student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the summer payment period and must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours).

Get Started Today

Visit Us or Apply Now