State chancellor explains pandemic aid for Community College students, campus re-openings

By Leo Cabral California Community College students facing pandemic-related challenges have until March 2 to apply for emergency aid through the Cal Grant. Filling out the FAFSA and the California DREAM Act application by the deadline is important to ensure students qualify for the most aid available to them. Being in the financial aid system

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Associated Students of Riverside City College prepare second stimulus package

By Rolinda Espinoza Riverside City College student government is planning a second round of stimulus money for students, with an emphasis on serving undocumented students.  Stimulus money was first provided to Community Colleges through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help students who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CARES

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Riverside City College student government creates stimulus fund

By Erik Galicia Student leaders have created a pandemic stimulus fund available to all Riverside City College students after federal guidance on the distribution excluded all students who are ineligible for FAFSA. These restrictions left Nathalie Ntwali, a first semester RCC international student, feeling uncertain about her academic future.  “If I’m not able to pay

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Riverside Community College District creates system to determine Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act disbursment, undocumented students left out

By Erik Galicia Undocumented students will not be eligible to receive federal coronavirus relief money, which was distributed to Community Colleges  last week. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27 allowed for a total of over $18 million to be awarded to the

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RCC meets accreditation standards


Many students are attending Riverside City College in hopes of transferring to a four year university. Others are striving to graduate with an associate degree. But what if the units and classes students are currently taking are not accredited or transferrable?

Financial aid refute

Below is a rubuttal concerning the news article, “The FAFSA trap” on page three of Viewpoints’ September 19 issue. ELIZABETH HILTON |STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR Our current disbursement product, the Sallie Mae Debit Card, is available to students who chose to sign up for the card to receive their funds. If a student chooses to

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The FAFSA Trap

Monsoon Muwwakkil | Staff Writer For many of the students at Riverside City College, (RCC) this is their first year of college. Having little experience and being somewhat nervous about college, paying for student fees, books and classes can be challenging and confusing. Financial aid can take the burden off of struggling students and their families, but setting up a financial aid

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