Financial Aid


  Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

  Frequently Asked Questions

    Applying for Aid 


    Changes in Enrollment

    Charging Books Using Financial Aid Funds

    Check My Financial Aid Status

    Forms and Worksheets

    Financial Aid Glossary

    Helpful Links

    Higher One Information (Disbursement)


    Money Management and Financial Literacy

    Net Price Calculator

    Resources for Undocumented Students

    Riverland Financial Aid Office Policies

    Summer Financial Aid

    Types of Aid

    Work Study




Important Dates:


Financial Aid Initial Disbursement: June 14

First Time Loan Borrowers Disbursement:  June 30

Disbursement for Second Half of Summer Loans:  July 7


Financial Aid Initial Disbursement: January 26

First time Loan Borrowers Loan Disbursement: February 11

Disbursement of second half of Spring Loans: March 24

Grants and Scholarships are automatically applied to your tuition and fees. If you chose to take out student loans, you must complete the entire loan process before student loans will be available to you. 


Federal School Code (for FAFSA and Direct Loans): 002335

Financial Aid Office: (507) 433-0600 or 1-800-247-5039

Fax Number:              (507) 433-0515

Address:                     1900 8th Ave. NW
                                   Austin, MN 55912

Office Hours:             Monday-Thursday—7:30 am to 4:30 pm 
                                   Fridays—7:30 am  to 4:00 pm


Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a degree seeking student in a program that is at least 16 credits in length
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Be a high school graduate or have passed the GED tests
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered for Selective Service (for males only)
  • Have not attempted more than 30 remedial/developmental courses
  • Have made satisfactory academic progress

Financial Aid Helpful Videos

Estimated Budget (2015 - 2016)

$5,880.00 Tuition and Fees (est)
$1,200.00* Books (Additional Program Costs)
$5,708.00** Room and Board
$4,372.00** Other Expenses
$2,064.00** Transportation
$18,938.00 Total
* Books are based on average costs
** Room and Board, transportation, other expenses is based on moderate expense through out the United States