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!
The Department of Education mandates that colleges obtain specific documentation when verifying information that students submit when applying for financial aid.
Below is a brief description of 2012-2013 academic year and its use. To view the forms, simply click on the corresponding form. Next, select the right form number, print the form, fill it out and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
These forms are required from every student applying for financial aid at
2012-2013 Forms- (For Spring/Summer Semesters 2013)
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Form 1 Financial Aid Information Form– (This is a 5 page document. Please print and turn in all 5 pages). This form explains in detail the academic standards all financial aid recipients must maintain in order to receive future aid as well as the applicants rights and responsibilities.
These forms are required if your FAFSA form was selected for verification by the Department of Education or if after review by the financial aid staff more information is required to resolve conflicting information within your file.
Form 2 Independent Verification Worksheet- You are considered an independent student if you did not need to provide your parents' tax information on the FAFSA form.
Form 3 Dependent Verification Worksheet- You are considered a dependent student if you needed to provide your parents' tax information on your FAFSA form.
Form 4 Illinois Residency Verification Form - This form provides a list of documents approved by the state to help verify Illinois residency.
Form 5 Curriculum Code- This form consists of a list of all programs that are considered eligible for financial aid. It is required if you do not have an eligible code recorded in the RVC Records Office.
Form 6 Verification of Low Income and/or Support of Dependent(s) Worksheet- You may be asked to fill this form out if income reported appears to be unusually low.
Form 7 2012-2013 FAFSA Signature Page – You will receive this form if you did not sign the FAFSA via electronically or you did not submit a paper signature to the Department of Education.
Form 8 Drug Question Worksheet - This worksheet will help you determine your eligibility if you have been convicted of possessing illegal drugs while receiving financial aid.
Form 9 Standards of Progress Appeal Form - Students receiving financial aid must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward the completion of course requirements in a certificate or degree program. Fill out this form if you have been notified that you are no longer meeting the standards for financial aid and wish to appeal this decision.
Choose which method you would prefer for submitting this form:
Form 10 Permanent Standards of Progress Appeal Form (beyond 96 credits) - Students may receive Financial Aid until they have attempted 96 credit hours, this includes up to 43 transfer credits.