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RVCC: High Quality Education
Start at RVCC, Go Anywhere. Earn your associate degree at RVCC and then transfer to top colleges and universities in New Jersey and across the country. Our graduates have transferred to such prestigious colleges and universities as Cornell, NYU, Stanford, Columbia, Rutgers and The College of New Jersey. RVCC also offers a wide array of programs for students who are looking to enter the workforce right after college.

Financial Aid FAQs

What types of financial aid are available at RVCC?
Raritan Valley Community College is committed to ensuring that financial hardship does not stand in the way of a student attending college. A wide variety of financial aid opportunities are available to full- and part-time students including Federal Pell Grants, NJ Tuition Aid Grants, and Educational Opportunity Grants. Grants do not have to be repaid. Other options include Federal Stafford Student Loans, academic scholarships and Federal Work Study. In addition, the College has a Tuition Payment Plan to help you spread out payments during the course of a semester.

What is a FAFSA application and when is it required?
FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is required for all need-based forms of financial aid, including Federal Pell Grants and Stafford Loans, NJ Tuition Aid Grants and some RVCC scholarships. Once the application is completed, students can apply for both federal and/or state aid. Applications are available at RVCC’s Financial Aid Office or can be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov. Applying online will reduce the processing time from four to two weeks. RVCC’s six-digit federal code for FAFSA is 007731.

What scholarships does RVCC offer? How can a student apply?
RVCC offers more than 35 different types of academic scholarships. Scholarship applications are available on our website, raritanval.edu/finaid. If financial need is a criterion for a scholarship, students must complete a FAFSA application. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office, 908-526-1200, ext. 8273 or e-mail finaid@raritanval.edu.

What is NJ STARS and who is eligible for the program?
NJ STARS provides scholarships to top NJ high school graduates who attend their local community colleges, including RVCC. For the latest information on eligibility requirements and scholarship awards, visit njstars.net.

Does RVCC offer a Tuition Payment Plan?
Yes. In order to reduce the burden of paying an entire semester’s tuition at one time, RVCC offers a TuitionPay Plan through AMS TuitionPay. The TuitionPay Plan is not a loan, so there are no interest charges—just an enrollment fee. Tuition costs are divided into manageable payments over the course of a semester. Register for the AMS payment plan online at TuitionPay.com. For additional information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8258.

Does a student have to be enrolled full-time to receive financial aid?
No. A student may receive the Pell Grant for taking as little as one credit. The Tuition Aid Grant, Stafford Student Loans and all scholarships require a minimum of six credits.

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