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Student Support Services

Other Assistance

Emergency Loans

In instances where students may need assistance with bills due to sudden, extenuating circumstances, funds may be available in the form of an emergency loan. Students interested in emergency loans may receive up to $1,500 to help with the costs that include rent, transportation, food, and other expenses associated with attending college during the academic year. Emergency loans are for non-academic expenses and cannot be used to purchase textbooks or other things covered by financial aid.


  • Be a registered Reynolds Community College student during the semester in which funds would be applied
  • Be eligible for financial aid
  • Provide documentation of the emergency

Emergency loan requests are reviewed and discussed on a case-by-case basis. While emergency funds are not guaranteed, we make every effort to help support student needs. Emergency loans come from Foundation funds, but must be repaid through expected financial aid refunds. 

Ride United

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg announced the expansion of its Ride United program, which launched in May as a resource for individuals to get to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Now, the program is expanding to offer a greater range of services to support pandemic recovery.

Ride United now offers round-trip, on-demand Lyft rides to connect community members to services that are critical to pandemic recovery, including education, employment, health care and more. Riders fill out a request form and, if eligible, are contacted via text message with next steps.

The program will also become available to individuals living in the Fredericksburg region through a partnership with the Rappahannock United Way. This expansion is scheduled to launch in mid-October.

The program and its expansion were made possible by a $10,000 donation from the personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen.

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Additional sources for assistance

Once you have spoken with a member of Student Support Services, you may be directed to additional resources.

  • Reynolds Mentoring Programs
    Students can be matched with a staff or faculty member to help guide them through the academic year and receive extra support and guidance. For more information and to access the application, please visit
  • New Health Coverage for Adults
    If you applied for Medicaid in the past and were denied, you may now be eligible. For more information about the new coverage, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit You can contact Student Support Services if you have any questions or need assistance.