Federal Pell Grant
This program provides grant assistance to needy students attending college. The
awards usually range from $400 to $5,645 annually. Pell Grants do not have to be
repaid, provided that the student is enrolled in a degree program and maintains
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
This is a campus-based program that provides grant assistance to needy, Pell grant
eligible, students at the discretion of the college. The awards range from $600
to $1,000 annually. SEOG Grants do not have to be repaid.
Federal TEACH Grant Program
This grant program provides up to $4000 a year to students who agree to serve for
at least four years as a full time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private
elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. A
TEACH Grant recipient who does not complete the required teaching within a specified
time frame, or fails to meet certain other requirements will be required to repay
the TEACH Grant as a Direct Unsubsidized Loan under the William D. Ford Federal
Direct Loan Program. More detailed information including the academic requirements
regarding the TEACH Grant is available at
If you have decided that you wish to participate in the TEACH Grant Program, it
will be necessary for you to sign the Agreement to Serve AND complete the Teach
Grant counseling session at https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/index.action.
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAG)
This benefit is available to Virginia residents who are attending private colleges
in Virginia. It is a state effort to compensate for the difference between public
and private school tuition costs. Eligible students received $3,100 for 2013-2014.
All state residents who are seeking financial aid are expected to apply for TAG
aid. The application deadline is July 31 of the award year. Applications received
after July 31 are not guaranteed funding. Continuing students receiving TAG (who
have had no break in enrollment) do not have to reapply annually. Currently enrolled
Virginia residents who are not receiving TAG must submit the TAG application by
July 31 of the award year. The
2014-2015 TAG Grant Application is now available.
Virginia Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program
This benefit may be available to students that have received an Associate's degree
at a Virginia two-year public institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and federally
calculated EFC of 12,000 or less. Students are responsible for notifing the financial
aid office that they may be eligible for this award. The two-year college will notify
potentially eligible students via email as the student nears completion of their
Associate's Degree. Complete instructions will be included in the email but all
potential students must apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA, notify the
financial aid office and submit a final academic transcript as soon as their Associate's
degree is posted. The financial aid office will verify eligibility after the Census
date. Financial eligibility will not be established until well after the semester
is in session. Funding for award is made directly to R-MC on the behalf of the student.
The maximum annual standard award is $1000. There is an additional $1,000 for students
enrolled in a degree program in: science, teaching, engineering, mathematics, or
nursing. Continued eligibility based on college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and continued
financial need (maximum EFC of 12,000).
The State Council of Higher Education for Virgina
fact sheet gives more details.
Randolph-Macon College Grants
These non-repayable grant awards, which supplement federal and state aid for needy
students, are made on an annual basis, amount awarded depends upon level of financial
need. Satisfactory academic progress and continued evidence of need are required
Family Grant Program *
New recipients of the Family Grant may receive a up to $8,000 per year as long as
two or more siblings are concurrently enrolled full-time. Students whose Academic
Scholarships (Presidential, Dean's or Achievement) exceed or equal $8,000 and also
qualify for the Family Grant will receive the larger of the two awards plus an additional
$1,500 in recognition of their family connection to the college.
Pre-ministerial Grants *
Students who are preparing for full-time church-related vocations in churches or
denominations approved by the college after graduation are eligible to receive grants
equal to one-half of tuition. Each student must furnish recommendations from the
appropriate pastor, local church, charge conference, or ecclesiastical authority.
Each student must also sign a note promising to repay the award if the student does
not enter a church-related vocation. Recipients may also qualify for other types
of aid based on demonstrated need.
Ministers' Family Grants *
Dependents of ministers serving the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist
Church will receive grants equal to one-third of tuition. Recipients may also qualify
for other types of aid based on demonstrated need.
Randolph Macon College Alumni Legacy Grants *
Alumni Legacy Grants in the amount of $1,500 are offered to entering students with
the following legacy connection to the college: father or mother, brother or sister,
aunt or uncle, or grandfather or grandmother who previously attended the college.
To be eligible, students must demonstrate the legacy connection, be accepted for
admission, and complete the Entitlement Eligibility Form found in our
Yellow Ribbon Program
Randolph-Macon College is among the colleges and universities participating in the
Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans
Education Assistance Act of 2008.
The Yellow Ribbon program allows degree-granting institutions to enter into a voluntary
annual agreement with the Veterans Administration (VA) to fund tuition and mandatory
fee expenses. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses, and VA
will match the same amount as the institution.
Randolph-Macon will offer up to $5,000 per year in grant aid which will be matched
by the the Department of Veterans Affairs to those eligible at the 100% VA benefit
level. We are expected to offer up to 5 new awards for the 2014-2015 academic year
on a first come, first served basis. Please notify the Financial Aid Office if you
believe you qualify for this benefit at financial-aid@RMC.edu
Eligible students must provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your Certificate
of Eligibility from the Veterans Adminstration. More details about the Yellow Ribbon
Program are available at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
and to apply for transfer of VA benefits, please visit
Note: Please be aware that the maximum total of all Randolph-Macon
non-need based awards, (i.e., presidential scholarships, legacy grants, family grants,
minister's family grants, pre-ministerial grants, employee tuition remission, and
tuition exchange) plus the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) may not exceed
* The Entitlement Eligibility Form found in our
Forms Bank is required.