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.
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.
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 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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 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!
FAFSA Priority Deadline for Fall 2013- May 1
Memorial Day College Closed- May 27
Summer Session I Last Day of Tuition Refund- May 22
Summer Session II First Payment Date- May 29
Summer Session I Last Day to Withdraw- June 3
Summer Session II Last Payment Date- June 6
Summer Session II Begins- June 10
Summer Session II Last Day for Tuition Refund- June 13
Summer Session II Last Day to Withdraw- July 17
Fall 2013 First Payment Date- July 17
**ATTENTION** Rock Valley College is in the process of updating the fax and copy machines in many offices. If you have faxed anything since Friday, May 17th we may not have received that fax. Please contact us to see if we have received it. Otherwise you may want to mail, bring in, or email that information to us for the time being. You can send any RVC financial aid information to RVC-FIA @rockvalleycollege.edu Thank you for your patience as we are working to fix this issue.
Be sure to file the 2012-13 FAFSA for consideration for Spring and Summer 2013 financial aid.
Be sure to file the 2013-14 FAFSA for consideration for Fall 2013 and Spring/Summer 2014 financial aid.
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For details: Deferred Financial Aid Payment Plan
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.
RVC 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 Veteran's Benefits page.
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.