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 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
FAFSA completion night
RVC Financial Aid is holding a FAFSA completion night! Please join us to receive help completing your 2015/2016 FAFSA.
When: February 4, 2015
Where: Student Center Computer Lab on main campus
Bring: All 2014 income information for student and parent
Spring 15 begins- January 10 (weekend); January 12 (weekday)
Spring 15 Last Day for tuition Refund- January 21 (6pm)
Spring 15 Last Day to Withdraw- April 10 (5pm)
Fall Financial Aid Priority Deadline - May 1
No Classes/College Closed - January 19
Spring Recess - March 8-15
No Classes - April 2
No Classes/College Closed - April 3-5
End of Weekend Classes - May 2
End of Weekday Classes - May 8
Final Exams - May 9-15
Commencement - May 15 (6pm)
Grades Due Before 12 Noon - May 18
**Please take our Rock Valley College Financial Aid Survey**
The Rock Valley College Financial Aid Office would like to know how you rate your experience with our office. We will strive to meet your expectation, if possible. We strive to assist students and families seeking resources to finance their post-secondary education by administering federal, state, and institutional aid in a student centered environment and within regulation and policies.
Please click on the link below to complete our survey, so we may improve our services to our students and the community.
*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 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
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.