Grants

FEDERAL PELL GRANT - Pell Grants are awarded to students working toward a degree or certificate. The Federal Pell Grant varies based upon the number of credits for which a student registers. Full-time status is 12 credits. If you are enrolled for less than 12 credits, your Federal Pell Grant will be prorated.

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY GRANTS (FSEOG) - These are federal grants awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Awards range from $100 to $600 per academic year depending upon the availability of funds.

MINNESOTA STATE GRANTS - These grants are awarded to Minnesota high school graduates and residents who are undergraduates, and have not attended post-secondary institutions more than the equivalent of 8 semesters full-time. Students must be enrolled for 15 credits to be considered full-time for Minnesota Grant eligibility. If you enroll for less than 15 but more than 3 credits, your award will be prorated. Students who are delinquent in paying child support are not eligible for this grant.

ALLISS GRANT - The Alliss Grant is an opportunity grant, designed to help adult learners begin college or return to college. The grant is not based on family income and is available to all new Minnesota community college students. The grant provides payment of tuition for one course - up to five semester credits - and also covers the cost of required textbooks for that course. To qualify, the course selected must be a transferable course that would be accepted as an integral academic part of an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree program or a preliminary or developmental-level course if it is required for the student to start a degree program. Certificate and diploma programs are ineligible as are on-the-job customized training courses. ALLISS Grants must be applied for at the Admissions/Registration Office, 218.285.2207, prior to registration.

MNSCU TWO-YEAR OCCUPATIONAL GRANT PILOT PROGRAM - The program provides financial assistance to students enrolled in qualifying career and technical programs at MnSCU two-year colleges so that students can complete the program within two years or less and find employment in a high-demand occupation. It was created by the 2015 Minnesota Legislature and will be implemented for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years as a pilot program. At RRCC, qualifying programs include: Accounting/Bookkeeping, Commercial Truck Driving, Health Sciences Broad Field, Industrial Maintenance, Math AS, Science AS, Nursing Assistant. For more program information, visit the MN Office of Higher Education website.