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Financial Aid > Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid
1. Be admitted to River Parishes Community College in a degree program. Apply Online.

Financial Aid Priority Dates:
Fall Semester April 15th
Spring Semester November 1st
Summer Semester March 1st

How to Apply for Financial Aid

STEP 1: Apply for, request duplicate, or re-establish a PIN (personal identification number) at www.pin.ed.gov.

STEP 2: Complete your FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  1. Complete the entire application (enter "0" if not applicable).
  2. Enter RPCC's school code 037894 in "School Selection".
  3. Sign the application with your PIN (and your parents, if dependent).
  4. Submit application.
  5. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR).
*Please allow 5-7 business days after the receipt of SAR for RPCC to retrieve your information.

STEP 3: Log in to your LOLA account to check the status of your financial aid/awards.***
  1. If you are selected for verification, additional documents will be requested. (The documents being requested of you will be located under "Financial Aid" on LOLA.)
  2. The financial aid office will make any necessary corrections.
  3. When your application is completely processed by the financial aid office, your award information will be available on LOLA.
  4. Students may accept, reduce, or decline financial aid offers using LOLA.
*If you are accepting a loan for the first time, you are required to complete an Entrance Counseling Session and electronically sign a Mastery Promissory Note (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov.

Transfer Students:
If you have already completed a FAFSA for your present school, log back onto that FAFSA, add RPCC�s school code (037894), sign with your pin and submit.

**All students are encouraged to log on to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at www.nslds.ed.gov using his/her Federal Student Aid PIN and view Pell grant and/or student loan usage.

Online Student Access to Financial Aid
  1. Logon to http://www.rpcc.edu.
  2. Click on LOLA and log in.
  3. Enter your User Name and Password in the empty blocks provided, and click Login.
  4. Click on River Parish Community College in the Self Service block.
  5. Click on Financial Aid tab (select aid year)
  6. Select Financial Aid Status (to view overall status, academic progress, cost of attendance, financial awards, and messages)
  7. Select Eligibility (to review financial aid holds and document requirements; display academic progress history)
    1. Click on all hyperlinks (highlighted in blue/purple) for more information.
    2. Instructions are listed for each document.
  8. Select Award (view account summary; review awards; accept award offers; display award payment schedule; view loan applications; review withdrawal information)
To accept Award:
  1. Click on Award for Aid Year.
  2. Select aid year and submit.
  3. Click on Terms and Conditions review information posted.
  4. Click on Accept Award Offer. (Loan awards may be reduced or declined)