Applying for financial aid requires two things: a co-operative relationship between you and the Financial Aid Office and attention to detail. Applying for financial aid is not difficult and it is free!
Just follow these simple steps below and you're on your way:
If you get confused, or need other assistance, don’t worry, collect your tax documentation and bring it to the Office, we can help!
You may be eligible for more than one type of Financial Aid. Click on a link below to learn the eligibility criteria for each type of Aid.
Grants are a form of need-based financial aid which do not have to be repaid. Federal grants are awarded based on the results of your FAFSA. State grants may require an application. Information on state grants is available at https://www.mass.edu/osfa/home/home.asp. Due to our low cost of attendance, Roxbury Community College does not participate in the Federal Student Loan program.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based federal program that provides on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities. Students must complete a financial aid application (FAFSA) and meet all eligibility requirements. Students are notified through the financial aid award process if they have been awarded FWS. Only students with an accepted FWS award as a part of their financial aid package can seek a FWS job.
Scholarships do not have to be repaid. They are reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic talent, interest in particular fields of study, or financial need. Scholarships may be funded through the RCC Foundation which helps current students based on the generosity of RCC alumni and friends.
We encourage all students and parents to review the following policies and procedures carefully to ensure a better understanding of our financial aid program