Rising Star Program

How To Apply

To ensure proper processing of your Rising Star application, please answer the questions below and complete process as indicated on the appropriate list.

  1. Are you a US Citizen or Permanent Resident? If yes, follow the instructions on section 1.

  2. Do you have a temporary work authorization card? If yes, follow the instructions on section 2

  3. If your residency status is not mentioned on 1 or 2, please follow the instructions on section 2.

SECTION 1:

US Citizens and/or Permanent Residents complete the following forms: Students with temporary work permits MUST follow section 2

  • DCCCD application for admission–on line at https://www1.dcccd.edu/stuapp/

  • Rising Star Application – available online through eConnect at https://econnect.dcccd.edu/. You will be required to use your college ID number and email address on file with the admission’s office. A final official transcript will be required upon high school graduation.

  • Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov Richland College 008504 – to get help with this process meet with a Richland College Rising Star counselor.

SECTION 2:

Students with a Temporary Work Authorization, Undocumented Students and those with other immigration status complete the following forms: (DO NOT apply online or mail your FAFSA form to the government)

  • DCCCD application for admission online at:
    https://www1.dcccd.edu/stuapp/ (you need to provide a transcript & complete an Affidavit with the residency coordinator on campus)

  • Rising Star Application – available online through eConnect at https://econnect.dcccd.edu/. You will be required to use your college ID number and email address to gain access to this screen.

  • Complete a Campus Financial Aid Application and attach proof of student/parent income (W-2 forms, income tax forms, tax transcripts and/ or notarized letter stating income if paid in cash)

  • (Male students ONLY!) Submit a copy of Selective Service Registration Card - Selective Service application forms are available at local post offices or on campus in our office - Processing of this application can take up to 90 days –Please apply early!!!
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