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.

FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS

TUITION, FEES AND COSTS
 

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.

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Did You Know?

RCC Education is Affordable
$46
Cost Per Unit
65%
of students receive the California Promise Grant Tuition Waiver
$34
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.
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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. Please look below for our virtual drop-in hours. Fall 2022 workshops will be posted soon! 

Monday 3 - 5 pm Zoom Link
Tuesday 10 am - Noon Zoom Link
Wednesday 2 - 4 pm Zoom Link
Thursday 2 - 4 pm Zoom Link
Friday 10 am - Noon Zoom Link
To schedule a virtual appointment outside of the listed hours please email Manuel.Gray@rcc.edu

Upcoming Financial Aid Events

CA DREAM Act and AB 540 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 understand the AB 540 process. 

October 18, 2022
4:30 - 5:30 pm
The Welcome Center
October 26, 2022 
1 - 2 pm
Zoom Link
November 16, 2022
Noon - 1 pm
Zoom Link

Cal Grant Program Overview

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

September 21, 2022 
10 - 11 am
Zoom Link
October 26, 2022
10 - 11 am
CAK 140

Cash for College

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

October 15, 2022
10 am - Noon
Zoom Link
October 15, 2022
9 am - 2 pm
The Welcome Center

Complete Me Workshops

Do you need help in completing your Financial Aid Applications or Financial Task? If so, join us for our Financial Aid Complete Me Workshops.

August 23 & 25
4 - 5 pm
The Welcome Center
September 13, 15, 27, & 29
4 - 5 pm
The Welcome Center
October 11, 13, 25, & 27
4 - 5 pm
The Welcome Center
November 8 & 17
4 - 5 pm
The Welcome Center
December 13 & 15
4 - 5 pm
The Welcome Center

Financial Aid Overview Workshop

The Financial Aid Overview workshop will provide:

  1. Students with information about the process of financial aid at RCC.
  2. Understanding the different types of assistance offered at RCC.
  3. Knowing the next steps. 

September 14, 2022 (Spanish)
1 - 2 pm

CAK 140

October 7, 2022
12:30 - 1:30 pm

Zoom Link
October 12, 2022 (Spanish)
1 - 2 pm
Zoom Link
November 14, 2022
10 - 11 am 
CAK 140

Financial Aid Overview for Transfer Students

Are you planning on Transferring? If so, learn more on how to pay for college at La Sierra University and Cal Baptist University.

La Sierra University: November 7, 2022
Noon-1 pm
CAK 205
Cal Baptist University: November 14, 2022
Noon- 1 pm
CAK 205

Financial Literacy Workshop

Do you want to be an expert in your financial wellness; if so, join us to learn financial skills to help you better understand and manage your finances.

November 8, 2022
1 - 2 pm
CAK 205
November 15, 2022 
1 - 2 pm
Zoom Link

How to Apply for External Scholarships

This workshop teaches students how to apply for scholarships, complete essay questions and questionnaires, and search for scholarships. Please attend our workshop if you are interested in maximizing your financial aid through scholarships.

September 30, 2022
2 pm
Zoom Link
November 1, 2022
Noon - 1 pm
CAK 205

RCCD Foundation Scholarship Workshop hosted by Riverside City College Student Financial Services

Students are encouraged to attend our workshop on the RCCD Foundation Scholarships. Students will learn how to set up their account to apply for the RCCD Foundation Scholarships and get more information on the process of the RCCD Foundation Scholarships. The workshop is open to every RCC student.

October 26, 2022
10 - 11:30 am
Zoom Link
November 17, 2022
11 am - 12:30 pm
DL 205
December 1, 2022
Noon - 1:30 pm
Zoom Link

RCCD Scholarship/FAFSA/CA DREAM Act Application Launch Workshop

Come and join us by getting assistance in completing your 2023-24 FAFSA, CA Dream Act Application, or Scholarship application. By participating in the workshop, you will receive a slice of pizza while supplies last.

October 25
10 am -2 pm
DL 205

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 join us to learn more about SAP.

October 12, 2022
10 - 11 am
CAK 140
November 9, 2022
1 - 2 pm

Zoom Link