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Affording RCC

A College Degree Is More Affordable Than Ever!

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Happy graduate at RCC's 47th Commencement on May 12, 2023

At RCC, we take pride in having some of the lowest tuition and fees in Massachusetts.  Thanks to the City of Boston, private donors, and other funders, many RCC students will qualify for tuition-free enrollment.

Some of these special financial assistance programs have deadlines or require applications. Review this page and submit the required documents ASAP.

And don’t forget to enroll in fall courses!

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Submit Your FAFSA

To receive aid, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically.  We can help!  Learn more about submitting your FAFSA at the link/button below. 

Submit Your FAFSA


We are pleased to offer scholarships to qualified RCC students.  Most scholarships are funded through the Roxbury Community College Foundation (RCCF), made possible by donations from public and private entities.  Some scholarships are offered directly to RCC students by local non-profit organizations and charities. 

Many RCC students qualify for scholarships.  Unlike federal financial aid, scholarships are available to students regardless of immigration or enrollment status.

Apply for Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships

Workforce Development Programs

Many students in workforce development programs will qualify for free tuition & stipends!

Students enrolled in the following workforce courses qualify for free tuition and as many as three, $500.00 stipends for completing course milestones:

Pharmacy Tech
Registered Behavioral Tech
Clinical Medical Assistant 

Learn more about Workforce Development Programs


Massachusetts residents 25 years of age or older can take advantage of this opportunity to earn an associate degree or certificate for free at RCC. Governor Maura Healey signed the budget funding MassReconnect on August 9, 2023. 

Learn more about MassReconnect

Other Financial Assistance and Cost Savings Programs

In addition to the financial assistance programs detailed above, there are many financial resources available to RCC students.  We know that keeping tuition and fees low isn’t enough – there are other expenses, like transportation and childcare, that can quickly add up.  Don’t worry.  We’re committed to making sure that every student can afford an RCC education.

Explore financial resources at RCC  


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