RCC Relieves Financial Debt for Nearly 11,000 Students
Riverside City College is diligently working to remove the stress of debt for its current and past students. Nearly 11,000 RCC students will be relieved of their student debt effective immediately.
Qualified students will have their student debt from the most recent five semesters, Spring 2020 (the first semester of the pandemic) through Spring 2021, dismissed. The College has applied federal relief funds for the 2.67-million-dollar debt, relieving students of this financial pressure.
“The debt relief initiative increases trust and shows we care,” Gregory Anderson, RCC president said. “Our goal is to remove obstacles and help students either come back to RCC or be relieved of the financial strain as they continue their studies.”
By clearing the path for students, the College is realizing its mission to provide equitable access to education in our communities and support our students as they achieve their academic goals.
More than 30,000 students are enrolled at RCC, the College serves a diverse student bodies, with more than 65% of students qualifying as low-income
The total student outstanding debt in the Riverside Community College District is nearly nine million dollars. This debt is being addressed at all three colleges through the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant.