Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 13 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
House Bill 60, In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students (signed into law as Public Act 093-0007) states that undocumented students in Illinois may receive in-state tuition if they meet all of the following conditions:
1. Student graduated from an Illinois high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in Illinois.
2. Student attended an Illinois high school for at least three (3) years as of the date of graduation from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in Illinois.
3. Student provides the community college with an affidavit* (oath made in writing) stating his/her intent to file an application to become a permanent resident as soon as they are eligible.
All public community colleges and universities in the state of Illinois allow undocumented Illinois students to pay in-state tuition rates through Illinois Public Act 093-0007; however, this does not guarantee admission to a state community college or university. Students must meet admissions requirements and must contact the community college and/or the university directly.
Undocumented students are not eligible to receive state and federal financial aid, but maybe eligible for many private scholarships.
The federal government uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to compute financial need. A student must be a U.S. Citizen: if one or more parents are documented, then the student may be eligible for federal aid. When filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the parent’s social security number must be included.
If you are in the U.S. on an F1 or F2 student visa, or a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa or a G series visa you are not eligible for financial aid. Begin the process of legalizing your citizenship status by seeking legal advice from an immigration attorney.
Professions that require state licensing or certification will require a background check, a social security number and state examinations.
If you are undocumented it may be difficult to pursue any type of state licensing or certification. Some of the professions that require a state license or certificate are in health care, education, and government.
You may want to talk to an Academic Advisor or International Student Coordinator for assistance.
For more information, please contact on the 2nd Floor of the Student Center, Main RVC Campus
International Student Coordinator
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