Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Financial Aid

2015/2016 FAFSA available online at this time.

Important Dates!

Final Payment deadline for Spring 15- January 8

Spring 15 begins- January 10 (weekend); January 12 (weekday)

Spring 15 Last Day for tuition Refund- January 21 (6pm)

Spring 15 Last Day to Withdraw- April 10 (5pm)

Fall Financial Aid Priority Deadline - May 1

No Classes/College Closed - January 19

Spring Recess - March 8-15

No Classes - April 2

No Classes/College Closed - April 3-5

End of Weekend Classes - May 2

End of Weekday Classes - May 8

Final Exams - May 9-15

Commencement - May 15 (6pm)

Grades Due Before 12 Noon - May 18


**Please take our Rock Valley College Financial Aid Survey**

The Rock Valley College Financial Aid Office would like to know how you rate your experience with our office. We will strive to meet your expectation, if possible. We strive to assist students and families seeking resources to finance their post-secondary education by administering federal, state, and institutional aid in a student centered environment and within regulation and policies.

Please click on the link below to complete our survey, so we may improve our services to our students and the community.

Rock Valley College Financial Aid Survey


The RVC Financial Aid office is hearing of some people being contacted by phone regarding grant opportunities and individuals are being asked for financial and personal information. These groups are SCAMS and they are not obtaining information for legitimate purposes.

· NEVER pay for "free" money!
· The U.S. Government does not telephone people to offer grants
· Grants are never "guaranteed"
· Real grants require applications and documentation
· Never give out a social security number or bank information over the phone
· If you get such a call, try to get as much information from the caller as you can without giving out your own information, then contact the Better Business Bureau to file a complaint

The RVC Financial Aid Office can provide students with information regarding legitimate forms of grants, loans, and scholarships


Quick Links:

Grant disbursement dates

Loans                                                      Veteran's Benefits

Scholarships                                           Records and Registration

Academics                                              Disability Services

Getting Started at RVC                           myRVC

How to Apply for Financial Aid            

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Hundreds of students each year choose to start their future at Rock Valley College because of the incredible value RVC offers. Students attending RVC full-time will typically pay less than $4,300 in tuition during the two years they're enrolled. That's less than the cost of one year's tuition at a state university.

Nearly half of our students receive some financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment programs. Several local organizations and individuals offer private scholarships. The amounts of awards vary and can help defray the costs of your courses, books, and living expenses.


You may need to obtain a separate application form for any outside scholarship for which you wish to apply. Keep in mind that each scholarship program has its own application procedures and deadlines.

Rock Valley College offers funding assistance provided by private donors, the RVC Foundation, and other state and community sources. New and current full-time and part-time students are encouraged to apply. RVC Foundation scholarship applications must be completed online, on the scholarships page of the Rock Valley College website. The application for the RVC Foundation Scholarships must be submitted by the due date.

Veterans Benefits

Veteran's LogoRVC is approved for federal and state veteran educational benefits. Contact the Veterans Services Office at 815-921-4163 for information and applications. Also, visit our Veterans Benefits page.

For Assistance and Information

Our financial aid staff is available to help you complete the application materials. Students may either walk in or make an appointment.

Financial Aid and Veterans Office hours are:              
Monday - Thursday  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.