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Financial Aid

Information on CARES Act

The federal government recently enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), which provides emergency grant funds to college students via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.  These funds are meant to help students pay for extraordinary expenses during the pandemic. RCC calculated CARES act allocations to students based on spring 2020 enrollment and EFC (Expected Family Contribution) range.  Students who receive funds can use those funds to cover expenses including but not limited to food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare, or other educational expenses. Students were notified of their allocations via email.  Any questions can be directed to Pamela Lomax, Executive Vice President, Compliance and Operations, at

Per federal guidelines, RCC is posting its expenditure report for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Updated expenditure reports will be posted on an as available basis:

Scholarships for NEW RCC Students

Temporary Office: Building 3, Room 328

Monday, Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Financial Aid Important Dates to Remember for Fall 2020

June 2020 – September 2020

Submit all missing documents to Office of Financial Aid for Verification Review

October/November  2020

2021-2022 FAFSA Available!

The Financial Aid office at Roxbury Community College assists students and their families in meeting the costs of a college education. Roxbury Community College participates in a wide range of federal, state, and private financial aid programs. Students should be aware that all institutions, including Roxbury Community College, are subject to adjustments in funding allocations from both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States Department of Education. 

General eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for financial aid, an applicant must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program. Additionally, applicants may receive financial aid if they

  • maintain satisfactory academic progress,
  • comply with Federal Selective Service Law,
  • are not in default on any educational loans,
  • do not owe a refund on any federal grants or loans to any institution, or
  • did not obtain a previous bachelor's degree at any U.S. or foreign institution.

Financial aid awards are subject to change if any of the factors used to calculate eligibility from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) change after the date of original application.

Examples of factors that impact eligibility include increases in income, changes in family size, and/or adjustment in the number of family members enrolled in college. Students are strongly advised to consult with the Financial Aid office if they are contemplating a change in enrollment status.

Contact Us
Office of Financial Aid
Temporary Location: Building 3, Room 328 
Phone: 857-701-1220
Fax: 855-647-9618

TTY/TDD users: Massachusetts Relay Service or dial 711

Office hours:
Monday & Thursday: 8:30AM - 6:30PM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM