Resident Assistants (RAs)

Resident Assistants (RAs)

The grant that Resident Assistants receive to cover room and meals must be considered a resource in their financial assistance.  Some important notes about the effects of being an RA on financial aid include:

  • University-based scholarship typically will not be affected; however, the total value of the student’s scholarship and other financial aid cannot exceed the student’s cost of education
  • The room and meals scholarship that RAs receive (worth $15,984 in 2020-21) could affect federal student loan eligibility.
  • Due to the demands of the position, RAs are typically precluded from working other jobs.  

If you have specific questions about how being an RA may affect your financial aid, please schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor.