Financing Your Education

The Costs and Potential Funding Sources

We are committed to providing students with affordable tuition, manageable direct education costs, and equitable access to financial aid resources. Understanding of the costs and knowing what you are eligible for will help you create a financial plan.



Student Employment 

Student employment offers students the opportunity to have part-time employment on or off-campus that can possibly be related to their chosen field of study, on a schedule that works with their studies.


Did You Know?

RCC Education is Affordable
Cost Per Unit
of students receive the California Promise Grant Tuition Waiver
million financial aid delivered last year

The RCC Promise Program

Free Tuition and Fees + Book and Other Support

The RCC Promise program is part of a state and nationwide effort to provide affordable education. Full-time eligible students recieve free no-fee tuition and fees, support for textbooks, priority registration, access to educational and faculty advisors, activities and a dedicated community. Certain restrictions apply.

Financial Aid Virtual Assistance

Students can get help with completing the FAFSA application, CA DREAM Act application, get general answers to questions, and receive assistance with financial aid verification task status during the virtual assistance hours. Also, we offer Cash for College and scholarship virtual workshops. 

Monday 9 - 11 am and
3 - 5 pm
Zoom Link (morning)
Zoom Link (afternoon)
Tuesday 4 - 6 pm Zoom Link
Wednesday 9 - 11 am and
3 - 5 pm
Zoom Link (morning)
Zoom Link (afternoon)
Thursday 10 am - noon Zoom Link
Friday  By appointment only

Cal Grant Program Overview

To learn more about the California State Aid, Cal Grant Program please join us for our one-hour session followed by Q&A 

March 2 10 - 11 am  Zoom Link
May 4 10 - 11 am  Zoom Link

Cash for College

All students are able to attend a Cash for College workshop to get assistance with completing their FAFSA or Ca Dream Act applications. 

January 8 9 am - 1 pm Zoom Link
February 26 9 am - 1 pm Zoom Link

CA Dream Act and AB540 Overview

Undocumented students are encouraged to attend our CA DREAM Act and AB 540 Overview workshop to get more information about how to pay for college and understanding the AB540 process.

January 19 2 - 3 pm Zoom Link
February 23 2 - 3 pm Zoom Link
March 15 2 - 3 pm Zoom Link
April 26 2 - 3 pm Zoom Link
May 17 2 - 3 pm Zoom Link

Financial Aid Overview Workshop

The Financial Aid Overview workshop is designed to provide information about the process of financial aid at RCC, understanding the different types of aid offered at RCC, and knowing the next steps. 

March 9 1 - 2 pm Zoom Link
March 10 1 - 2 pm Zoom Link

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Workshop

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. If you are unsure of what SAP means and how it can impact your financial aid eligibility, then come join us to learn more about SAP.

March 16 1 - 2 pm Zoom Link
April 13 1 - 2 pm Zoom Link
May 18  1 - 2 pm Zoom Link

Scholarship Workshops

January 6 10 - 11 am Zoom Link
January 10  3 - 4 pm Zoom Link

Week of Financial Aid Overview for Transfer Students

Don’t let transferring be scary or stressful! If you plan on transferring to CBU, La Sierra University, or CSUSB come to our virtual financial aid workshop to see how financial aid works at their schools. 

January 10
*Hosted by CBU
1- 2 pm Zoom Link
January 12
*Hosted by La Sierra University
1 - 2 pm Zoom Link
January 18
*Hosted by CSUSB
1 - 2 pm Zoom Link