Rockford, Illinois

Financial Aid


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Important Notices

  • The 2015/2016 FAFSA is now available. Click here for step by step instructions for completing.
  • ISAC has announced the suspension of the Illinois MAP grant, effective 2/21/15.
  • RVC has partnered with the American Student Association (ASA) to offer the SALT logo program to our students and alumni. To learn more about SALT, click here for a link to our financial literacy page.
  • **NEW UPDATE to DIRECT PLUS LOANS**-- Borrowers requesting a federal direct PLUS loan are required (as of March 29. 2015) to complete PLUS loan counseling on the studentloans.gov website when applying for a PLUS loan.

Important Dates! 


Spring 2015 Fall 2015     
Financial Aid Priority Deadline - October 15        
Financial Aid Priority Deadline - May 1                
Payment Arrangement Deadline - December 11 
Payment Arrangement Deadline - July 15
Final Payment Arrangement Deadline - January 8
Final Payment Arrangement Deadline - Aug 20
SAP Appeal Deadline - January 9
SAP Appeal Deadline - Aug 20
PSAP Appeal Deadline - January 9             
PSAP Appeal Deadline - Aug 20

For more Registration & Payment Dates click here

Types of Financial Aid

Grants Loans 
Student Employment

Please take our Financial Aid Survey

Please click on the link below to complete our survey, so we may improve our services to our students and the community.

Rock Valley College Financial Aid Survey

Be Aware

NOTE: The majority of correspondence between the Financial Aid office and the Student will be made through RVC student email. You can click the link below to access your RVC email. 


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 security 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 


Completing the FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA is easy. To get started on the application you will need to:


 1. Go to www.pin.ed.gov to apply for a personal identification number (PIN), so you can electronically sign your online FAFSA application.   


2. Submit the FAFSA application (www.fafsa.ed.gov), listing RVC (and any other institutions) as an intended recipient of your information.

Note: The RVC school code is: 001747

3. You may estimate your income based on your last paycheck or W2's if you have not yet completed your taxes. 

Note: It is best to estimate your income and complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, some additional grants have deadlines and are disbursed on a first come first serve basis.

4. File your 2014 taxes as soon as possible. Once filed, you will need to go back to your FAFSA application and update your tax information.


For Assistance and Information

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.    


Financial Aid contact information:

Phone: 815-921-4150    Fax: 815-921-4169    Email: rvc-fia@rockvalleycollege.edu



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