Financial Aid (FAFSA) Workshops

FAFSA Workshops

Need money for school? Need help completing the FAFSA? No worries! The Reynolds Financial Aid Office is here to help! If you need any financial aid questions or concerns answered please drop in during our regular office hours. 

Dates for FAFSA Workshops (Spring 2024)

The Reynolds Financial Aid Office will be hosting eight FAFSA workshops during the Spring 2024 semester for those who would like help completing the FAFSA. These events are all open to the public. All students and/or parents must have successfully created an FSA ID on at least 48 hours prior to attempting to complete the FAFSA.

*Pre-registration is preferred for all in-person FAFSA Workshops. For in-person workshops, the first 50 registrants who also participate may receive a $50 Reynolds' Bookstore Gift Card. There will also be a limited number of boxed meals for families participating.

Financial Wellness Events
  • February 15, 2024, 1 - 2 PM - How to Budget Your Money:
    Presented by Virginia Credit Union. Learning how to set attainable goals and stick to a
    budget sounds easy, but most people still struggle. Learn an objective process to
    help you follow through with your plans. Attendees will be entered in a raffle to receive a swag bag of prizes! Virtual on Zoom - Register for How to Budget Your Money
  • March 21, 2024, 1-2 PM - How to Buy a Home:
    Navigating how to buy a home can be overwhelming; learn the tips and tools to put you on the right path to home ownership. Virtual on Zoom - Register for How to Buy a Home
  • April 18, 2024, 1 - 2 PM - How to Build Generational Wealth:
    Presented by Virginia Credit Union. Don’t just be rich, be wealthy! This session focuses
    on cash flow management and long-term budgeting for a lasting legacy. Attendees will be entered in a raffle to receive a swag bag of prizes. Virtual on Zoom - Register for How to Build Generational Wealth

Financial Wellness

Good News

ECMC is a free resource for Reynolds students and offers courses devoted to financial wellness topics (and more).

1st time users can go to:

Returning users can go to:

Once logged in, select "courses" on the top bar and select from the 14 available options. Topics include: Identity Theft, Managing Credit, Workplace Transition, and Parenting While in College. Choose courses that interest you!

Student Loan Pause Ends September 1, 2023.

The Office of Financial Aid at Reynolds wants to remind all student and parent borrowers who may still owe on a federal student loan that the payment pause that was enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be coming to an end. Student loan interest will resume starting on September 1, 2023. Payments will be due starting in October.

  • Unsubsidized loans will begin accruing interest, even if students are enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) at Reynolds.
  • Students currently enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) can have their loans deferred while attending school.
  • Current and former students and parents with questions regarding their payments should reach out to their loan servicer for additional information and specifically inquire about income-based repayment opportunities and potential eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Federal student loan payments, interest and collections were suspended in March 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

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