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 3 - 5 pm Zoom Link
Tuesday 4 - 6 pm Zoom Link
Wednesday 3 - 5 pm Zoom Link
Thursday 10 am - noon Zoom Link

Cal Grant Overview Workshops

September 22 10 - 11 am Zoom Link
November 3 10 - 11 am Zoom Link

Cash For College Workshops

October 2  9 am - 2 pm Zoom Link
November 6 9 am - 2 pm Zoom Link

Financial Literacy Workshops

November 16 1 - 2 pm Zoom Link
November 17 1 - 2 pm Zoom Link

Satisfactory Academic Prograss (SAP) Workshops

October 13 2 - 3 pm Zoom Link
November 10 2 - 3 pm Zoom Link

Scholarship Workshops

October 22 10 - 11 am Zoom Link
October 28  3 - 4 pm Zoom Link
November 18 3 - 4 pm Zoom Link
December 7 10 - 11 am Zoom Link
January 6 10 - 11 am Zoom Link
January 10  3 - 4 pm Zoom Link