Financial Aid

The fundamental purpose of the financial aid program at UA Rich Mountain is to make it possible for students to attend college, who would normally be deprived of a college education because of inadequate funds. This purpose is based on the belief that higher education should not be a privilege reserved only for those who can afford to purchase it and that educational opportunities should not be limited by the financial resources of the student and his/her family. While financial assistance maybe limited at UA Rich Mountain, the Financial Aid Office assist students in every effort possible by helping students obtain resources or opportunities to pay for their education.

How do I know if I am eligible for financial aid?

A student must meet the following requirements to be eligible for financial aid.

  • Be accepted into UA Rich Mountain.
  • Must be in an approved degree or certificate program at UA Rich Mountain.
  • Have a HS diploma or GED.
  • Be a US citizen or an eligible noncitizen.
  • Student must not be in default of a loan.
  • If required, be registered with Selective Service (
  • Be in good academic standing according to the UA Rich Mountain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

How do I get started?

  1. Apply for admissions to UA Rich Mountain.
  2. Complete the Free Application to Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . REMEMBER: Help is available with completing the FAFSA. Come by the  Financial Aid Office or see an EOC Representative.
  3. Complete the UA Rich Mountain Financial Aid Application. This must be completed each year for financial aid. You may access the application online: Financial Aid Forms
  4. Complete any scholarships that you wish to apply for by the deadline and notify the Financial Aid Office. Click on the following link to learn more about the UA Rich Mountain Academic Scholarships and UA Rich Mountain Foundation Scholarships.
    UA Rich Mountain Scholarships