Financial Aid Completion

Richmond Promise works to increase college affordability for all students in Richmond. As part of the application process for the Richmond Promise Scholarship, we require all students to complete FAFSA and Dream Act (if eligible). In order to lower this barrier to entry, we offer a variety of services to assist any Richmond student in completing these processes.

  • In-School Financial Aid Initiative – We offer a comprehensive in-school financial aid advising program through which work with Richmond high schoolers in the classroom during the school day to ensure they all complete the requirements for FAFSA, Dream Act, and the Richmond Promise Scholarship (depending on eligibility). During the 2018-2019 school year, we operated this program at partner high schools Kennedy and De Anza. We deliver this program through a near-peer model, hiring current Richmond Promise College Scholars to deliver our financial aid curriculum.
  • Financial Aid Workshops – We host financial aid workshops at various community and school locations for both students and their families to assist them in completing their financial aid application.
  • One on one advising – If any student in Richmond needs help completing FAFSA or the Dream Act applications, we are able to provide advising at our office. Contact info@richmondpromise.org for assistance.