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Financial Aid

We are excited you are considering College of the Redwoods (CR) in your educational plans.  CRparticipates in a wide variety of state and federal financial programs to help you reach your educational goals.  If you receive financial aid, it is expected that you will enroll in courses needed to complete your chosen program, work hard at learning, and move responsibly toward successful completion of your educational goal.  When you make a commitment to attend college, you need to plan your resources efficiently and understand the commitment you are making. We understand that the rules that govern financial aid programs can be complicated.  The Financial Aid Office staff is available to assist you through the process and answer any questions you may have. 

IMPORTANTRemember it is your responsibility to stay informed of deadlines and other important information. Check this page regularly for important announcements.  Also be sure to check your student redwoods.edu email account on a regular basis.  This is not the same as the MyCR course management system - to access your email, click on the Student Login link from the bar at the top of the page. 





Students, who have not paid their account balance in full, may be dropped for non-payment of fees. Deregistration dates for the Spring 2016 classes:

December 16, 2015
January 6, 2016


Changes to BOG Fee Waiver eligibility effective Fall 2016:

Community colleges are required to place students on probation who, after attempting at least 12 semester units, either have a grade point average below 2.0 or receive a “withdrawal,” “incomplete,” or “no pass” mark on 50 percent or more of total attempted units. This is not the same as financial aid satisfactory academic progress standards.Students who are placed on probation for two consecutive semesters lose their priority registration status.   Beginning Fall 2016, students will also lose their fee waiver if they have been on college probation for two consecutive semesters. Those students who lose their fee waiver can regain eligibility when they are no longer on probation.


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APPLY NOW for 2015-2016 at www.fafsa.ed.gov. All students must re-apply each academic year.

  Federal regulations do not allow financial aid payment for coursework below the Secondary Level, such as Math 372 (effective Fall 2013) and Math 376 (effective Spring 2014).
  Regulations regarding financial aid eligibility for repeat courses- students are not eligible for financial aid for the third attempt of a course

Disbursements are made through the CR Access Card program. Please choose a refund preference using your CR Access Card as soon as you receive it in the mail. This will allow for prompt delivery of your financial aid disbursements. 

The card will be mailed to you after you have enrolled in classes at CR.  DO NOT THROW THIS CARD AWAY, it is not a credit card and you will need the number on the card to set up your refund preference.  Go to :  www.CRaccesscard.com  to select your refund preference.

The funds disbursed to your CR Access Card are disbursed sometime during the indicated disbursement date (normally by noon).  Please be patient and allow for the transfer of funds to be processed.  You will be notified by an email (or a text message if you choose that option) from Higher One once the transfer is complete.

There is a Higher One ATM on the Eureka Main Campus in the LRC Breezeway.


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We provide this information for students, prospective students, and parents to help you make informed choices about your financial aid options.  The information on this web site is compiled from a variety state, federal, and College sources. This information is subject to change due to changes in federal or state regulations, College policy, Financial Aid procedures, or budgeting by any agency supplying financial aid funding.  The information on these web pages is superceded by any federal, state, or College publications.

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