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!
New to Rock Valley College for Spring 2012, The Affiliated Group will be joining efforts with Rock Valley College as our new collection agency. Any past due balances will be sent to The Affiliated Group of Minnesota for collection.
Tuition payments must be made in the Accounts Receivable/Student Payments Office located on the second floor of the Student Center. For information on all of Rock Valley College's tuition payment options, please visit the Payment Information page.
What does it Cost to Attend RVC?
Tuition is charged per semester hour and varies depending upon residency:
Tuition per Semester Hour (Effective Summer 2013)*
In-district student..................................$83/credit hour
Out-of-state/International student..........$474/credit hour
*Tuition rates and fees are subject to change during the academic year without notice
Fee Schedule for Credit Courses
(subject to change without notice)
Technology fee............................$7/credit hour
Activity fee...................................$3/credit hour
Registration fee (non-refundable).................$2/term
Distance Learning Fee...................$50/class
Certain courses require expendable materials that are used. A lab fee is charged to partially cover this extra expense. The specific fees are listed next to each course in the credit schedule.
Tuition for Senior Citizens
Students 62-64 years of age who are residents of Rock Valley College District 511 qualify for a reduced tuition rate of $25 per credit hour. Students age 65 and over who are district residents may attend credit classes tuition free. All other fees will be assessed at a full rate for students in both age categories. The tuition reduction is not applicable for enrollment in non-credit seminars, classes, or programs. *In order for a student to receive this discount they must inform the Records and Registration office of their senior citizen status prior to enrolling in the course.
The academic calendar for each semester lists the last day for refunds for 16-week courses. Tuition refunds are issued based upon the official drop date. To receive a full refund students must drop by completing the appropriate steps with the Records and Registration office, second floor, student center, no later than the final refund date. The college reserves the right to make the final decision on all refunds.
Prior year tax information (IRS tax form 1098T) will be available in Online Services at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/onlineservices by January 31, 2013.
Under Financial Information click the "View My 1098T form" link and select the year.