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 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 Spring 2014- October 1
Last Day to Withdraw from Fall 2013- November 8 5p.m.
Open registration for Spring 2014- November 11 at 9p.m.
Fall Recess- November 27- December 1
First payment for Spring 2014 due- December 12 by 6p.m.
Fall 2013 Final Exams- December 9- 14
Winter Break (College Closed)- December 23- January 1
*PLEASE BE AWARE**
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 se...curity 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
***New Veteran Services and Student Employment Specialist Hours*** Beginning October 28, 2013; Sue Swenson, the financial aid offices VA and student employment specialist, will be implementing office hours. These will be as follows:
Open Office Hours- 10 am -12pm and 2pm-5pm
****If other hours are needed, students will need to make an appointment.
***Beginning July 1, 2013; Federal Regulations for New Borrower limit the maximum time period that you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans to 150% of the published length of the program of study.
New Tools For Students!
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 Veterans 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.