RVCC Offers High Quality Education without Breaking the Bank

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Are you looking for a top-notch education that doesn’t entirely drain your bank account?  If so, Raritan Valley Community College is the perfect destination!   Our highly acclaimed institution is not only one of the most affordable colleges offering a high quality education but also an institution committed to helping students defray tuition costs via financial aid, grants and community college scholarships.  Contact RVCC’s Financial Aid Office now!

Colleges with financial aid opportunities are not unusual, but very few institutions are as dedicated as RVCC to providing every student with access to higher education regardless of financial situation. As long as you have a high school diploma, participate in a program that leads to a degree or credit certificate, and meet minimum grade requirements, the RVCC financial aid team can tailor a funding package to meet your needs.  You can also refer to RVCC’s handy, step-by-step financial aid guide.

What Financial Aid Options Can You Explore?

  • Veteran Benefits

RVCC is committed to helping veterans make the most of their VA benefits. Learn which documents you need to submit, along with information on payments and financial aid, certification of employment and changes in enrollment.

  • The Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF)

EOF is a state grant which provides eligible students with academic and economic assistance to help them earn their college degree. An EOF student receives academic support and assistance in making the transition to college. Services include:

- Assistance with the admission and enrollment process
- Academic advisement
- Financial Aid assistance
- Personal counseling
- General career and general transfer counseling
- Academic support services
- Funding for summer courses

  • Scholarships

Check out these scholarships that you might be eligible for:

  1. NJ Stars, a scholarship program exclusively for NJ residents, covers the cost of tuition and approved fees at 19 community colleges within the state. Students who graduate in the top 15 percent of their high school class may be eligible for NJ Stars.
  1. Galileo Scholarships are for students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Since 2003, close to 600 RVCC students have received more than $1 million in Galileo Scholarships.
  1. College Scholarships are available for students based on financial need and academic merit. Each year the College’s Foundation awards over $300,000 in scholarships to worthy students. Scholarships can help with the cost of tuition, fees and books.

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form is the first step in the process of applying for all financial aid including scholarships. Click here to view informational videos and learn more!

Contact RVCC’s Financial Aid Office today to see how they can help you!  Or, visit the office Monday through Friday on the First Floor of the College Center in C143.

Learn About RVCC

Raritan Valley Community College has been ranked the #1 community college in NJ by both BestColleges.com and Niche.com, and Zippia.com has ranked RVCC as the best community college in NJ for getting a job. As a leading state college in New Jersey, RVCC serves students locally from Somerset County and Hunterdon County as well as students from across the country and around the world offering top degree programs and the best local career training. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.