Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Important Information



Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy- 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.

Important Information 2014-2015- This page lists important information regarding financial aid and financial aid recipients.

Cost of Attendance- This page breaks down the cost of attendance for independent and dependent students who attend Rock Valley College.

Tax Transcript Request Procedures- The Department of Education now requires that students (and parents) use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer tax data to the FAFSA, or provide the school with a copy of the IRS Tax Return Transcript. This page includes instructions on how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and how to request a copy of your IRS Tax Return Transcript.

Financial Aid Refund Calculation Sheet- This form shows students, step- by step, how to calculate their financial aid refund.

Scholarships- This sheet has tips for applying for scholarships and websites to use to find scholarships.

Financial Aid Resources and Websites- A list of websites with good tools, resources, and information involving paying for college and much more.

PELL/MAP/SEOG Disbursement Dates

NOTE: Once Grants have been applied to your account, it may take up to two weeks for refund checks to be mailed.

SEOG Grant
FALL 2014
1st: Week of September 30, 2014
Week of September 30, 2014
2nd: Week of November 11, 2014

1st: Week of February 24, 2015
Week of February 24, 2015
2nd: TBA
Week of July 1, 2015

NOTE: Students who are registered in late starting classes and who are eligible for a PELL/MAP refund will not have funds delivered for these classes until after the class has begun.

Notice of Exceptions

  • Students taking below 100 level classes (MTH 098) MUST also be enrolled in and atending an above 100 level class for financial aid to cover the below 100 level class.
  • Financial aid does not pay for CNA (NAD 101) or the CDL (Truck driving) classes.