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Award Notification

When all required steps of the financial aid process are complete, your financial aid file will be processed. You will receive an email with instructions on how to view your awards online. Make sure your RiverMail account is activated. Your financial aid award is based on demonstrated financial need as defined by the FAFSA results; cost of attendance assuming full-time enrollment (if your enrollment changes, your award will be reduced); and grade level (freshman, sophomore, etc.).

Award Adjustments

If you withdraw from classes (at any time) and have registered for a special registration class that begins later in the term, your financial aid award will be recalculated based on your new enrollment, and you may have to repay funds to the Pell Grant program.

Students who do not attend a class during the first week will be withdrawn from that class by the instructor. Your financial aid award will be recalculated based only on the classes you have started attending, and this may result in you owing money to IRSC.

Students must also attend classes at least 60% of the semester in order to be eligible to keep the financial aid they have received. If you totally withdrawal prior to 60% completion, you may be required to repay funds. Special registration classes (classes that do not start on the regular term start date) may have a different 60% date cutoff. If you are unsure, check with the Office of Financial Aid before withdrawing.

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