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Constitution Day

Every year on September 17, the Office of Financial Aid marks the signing of the final draft of the Constitution by putting on a program and/or event. A federal law enacted in December 2004 designates September 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Under this law, every school that receives federal funding for the fiscal year is required to hold an educational program for students designed around the Constitution.

To celebrate Constitution Day, the Office of Financial Aid invites you to test your knowledge of the most important legal document ever created by finding out What’s your Constitution I.Q.?

Register to Vote for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics offers additional information regarding Roxbury Community College including Financial Aid, Accreditation, and Enrollment. For this information, please click here

Student Consumer Information

Roxbury Community College biannually distributes to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of institutional and financial aid information. This information is required to be made available under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and under HEA Sec. 485(a)(1), Sec. 485(f), Sec. 485(g), [Sec. 485(h)] and Sec. 485(j).

Students are sent a notification of the availability of institutional and financial aid information via email in the Bi-Annual Right to Know Information Notification. Additionally, this information may also be obtained through the College links below. This page provides a comprehensive list of all information students are entitled to receive along with direct links to the content referred to on the page.

To request a paper copy of specific Institutional and Financial aid Information, please contact the Executive Director of Financial Aid, Laura Biechler at lbiechler@rcc.mass.edu. Written requests may be sent to Roxbury Community College c/o Financial Aid Office, Columbus Ave, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120.

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, certain student consumer information must be made available to all students at Roxbury Community College. The Roxbury Community College Biannual Right to Know Information Notification is distributed to enrolled students and employees after the 1st week of classes during both the Fall and Spring semesters (September and January). The links below provide quick access to this information.

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About RCC Campuses and Directions, Faculty and Staff Directories, Contact Information, Institutional Information, Community Involvement.
Academics Academic Advising, Academic Support, Library, Undergraduate Programs, Academic Calendar, Academic Offices, Policies and Programs, Honors Program and Societies, Academic Catalog, Health Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.
How to Apply Application Procedures, International Students, Transfer Students, Parents and Families, Guidance Counselors, Accepted Students, Visit Our campus
College Navigator The National Center for Education Statistics offers additional information regarding Roxbury Community College including Financial Aid, Accreditation, Enrollment, Retention and Graduation rates, Cohort Default rates
Copyright Policy – Student Code of Conduct pdf icon1 Copyright compliance and policies inclusive of sanctions and possible penalties

Equal Educational Opportunity
Roxbury Community College is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the College community. In accordance with federal and state law, the College prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status and sexual orientation. 

Title IX/ADA/504 Coordinators
Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972) and disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). The College has designated the following persons as Coordinators to monitor compliance with these statues and to resolve complaints of discrimination based on gender or disability. 
For students: Dean of Student Life, 1234 Columbus Ave, Building 3, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 

Title IX policies and procedures, Title IX coordinator information.

Equity in Athletics Data Report on athletic program and participation rates and financial support data
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) Student Handbook handbook - FERPA Page 65-67

Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
Business Office  

Cost of Attendance, How to Apply, After Applying,  Grants & Scholarships, Payment Plans, Alternative Financing, Policies & Procedures
Financial AidPolicies and Procedures Eligibility, Withdrawals and Leave of Absence, Less Than Full Time Attendance, Changes in Financial Circumstances, Code of Conduct, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Voter Registration
Roxbury Community College Annual Fire Safety and Security Report The Clery Act mandates the reporting of the following statistics concerning criminal offenses and campus safety reported to the Roxbury Community College Department of Public Safety and local police agencies for the three most recent years. Included is the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policies and Prevention Programs.

Gainful Employment Disclosures 
In compliance with new federal regulations designed to show how certificate programs prepare graduates for gainful employment, Roxbury Community College provides the following information for each certificate program in our Gainful Employment Disclosure:

  • Occupations that the program prepares students to enter
  • Program costs, including tuition and fees and books and supplies
  • Number of students who completed program, within normal time, during most recently completed award year for which information is available
  • Median loan debt incurred by students who complete the program
The final program integrity regulations published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2014, and a correction published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2014 [79 FR 64890 and 79 FR 71957] require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's Gainful Employment (GE) Programs. Roxbury Community College programs includes Accounting, Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing, Information System Technology, Network Administration, Paralegal, and Practical Nursing Certificates.
Net Price Calculator The Net Price Calculator was developed to help families plan for educational costs at Roxbury Community College by providing an estimated "net cost" figure (estimated costs less estimated scholarship and grant aid).
Retention and Graduation Rates  pdf icon1 Rates as established by Roxbury Community College Institutional Research and published on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Student Body Diversity Data pdf icon1 Data as established by Roxbury Community College Institutional Research and published on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) Policy


How a Withdrawal Affects Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid (FSA), also known as Title IV funding, is awarded under the assumption that a student will complete course(s) for the entire semester and/or payment period for which the funds were awarded.  When a student ceases attendance, officially and/or unofficially, in a course, regardless of the reason, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds originally awarded. 

The return of funds to the federal government is based on the premise that financial aid is earned in proportion to the length of time during which the student attended.  A pro-rated schedule determines the amount of federal aid a student has earned while attending.  For example, a student who withdraws in the second week of the semester has earned less of his/her financial aid than a student who withdraws in the fifth week.

Once the 60% point in the semester/payment period is reached, a student is considered to have earned all of the financial aid originally awarded and will not be required to return any funds.

Financial aid that is processed for a student who never begins attendance in any class will be canceled.

If a recipient of Title IV funds stops attending Roxbury Community College after beginning attendance, the amount of Title IV assistance earned by the student must be determined. If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount the student earned, the unearned funds must be returned to the federal program(s). If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, and for which the student is otherwise eligible, he or she is eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement of the earned aid that was not received.

Earned versus Unearned TIV Funding

If a student officially or unofficially withdraws, ceases attendance, or is administratively withdrawn from RCC, federal regulations require RCC to calculate the amount of Federal Title IV funds earned during the term from which the student withdrew.

The percent earned is equal to the number of calendar days completed up to the withdrawal (officially or unofficially) date divided by the total number of calendar days in the semester/payment period.  Breaks of 5 days or longer are not included in the count of total days in the payment period.

Earned Percent = Number of Days Completed ÷ Total Days in Payment Period

Unearned Percent = 100% - Earned Percent

As a result of a withdrawal, students who received federal funds will be required to repay unearned aid.

Special Financial Aid Programs

Tuition-Free Community College Plan at RCC
Boston Bridge at RCC
Commonwealth Commitment

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The Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, in partnership with Boston Public Schools, has rolled out the Tuition-Free Community College Plan to help BPS grads like you better afford college. Ready to get started?  Here's the step-by-step process:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Graduate from a high school in Boston (BPS, private, or charter school) within the past 12 months
  • Have a grade-point average of at least 2.0
  • Be able to complete community college in 3 years
  • Be eligible for a Pell Grant, as determined by the FAFSA
  • Require no more than three developmental courses by the start of the semester
  • Be a Boston resident
  • Have low to moderate household income, per HUD guidelines

A note for non-US citizens: Even if you cannot apply for the Pell Grant, certain categories of non-US citizens – including DACA and TPS – remain eligible to receive a small amount of financial support through the plan. Email TuitionFreeCollege@boston.gov to learn more.

After the Pell Grant is applied, the Tuition-Free Community College Plan covers the remaining costs of tuition and mandatory fees. Students whose tuition and fees are already fully covered by the Pell Grant may be able to receive up to $1,000 over three years for college-related expenses instead. Check the application website below for updates.

To learn more about the plan, visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/tuition-free-college. This website includes details on eligibility and coverage as well as tips for preparing for college. (The portal can be found under the "Students & Families" menu on the BPS website.) For questions, email TuitionFreeCollege@boston.gov or call the city hotline, BOS:311, at 3-1-1.

Visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/tuition-free-college to apply.

Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/ and list RCC as your college of choice.

Complete the application form.

Contact our Testing Department at 617-708-3628 or testing@rcc.mass.edu.


For additional information, please click here

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Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh are teaming up to make college more affordable than ever before for Boston students. The Boston Bridge, a collaboration between the city's Tuition-Free Community College Plan and the state's Commonwealth Commitment program, allows students to earn their associate and bachelor's degrees, free of tuition and mandatory fees. The Boston Bridge is a pilot program – meaning it may be a limited-time offer – so take advantage while you can!


  • Opportunity to earn BOTH associate and bachelor's degrees, free of tuition and mandatory fees
  • Money each semester to help with school-related expenses


  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth or Lowell)
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Massachusetts College of Art & Design (MassArt)
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Salem State University
  • Westfield State University
  • Worcester State University

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Meet Tuition-Free Community College Plan requirements
  • Have < 15 community college credits to start
  • Finish your associate's degree in 2.5 years
  • Finish your bachelor's degree in 2 years
  • Attend school continuously, full-time
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Commit to one of the many popular majors listed at www.bostonpublicschools.org/BostonBridge

Follow the steps listed in the step-by-step guide for the Tuition-Free Community College Plan; however, when you complete the Tuition-Free Community College Plan application, make sure you check the box that says "I am interested in the Boston Bridge." A representative will contact you to guide you through the application process. After you complete the Boston Bridge application, proceed to Step 4.

Contact: RCC's Enrollment Office at 857-701-1200 or Jeremy Daley at jdaley@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1208.  Or, visit www.bosotnpublicschools.org/BostonBridge; or, Call LaKeisha Franklin at 617-918-5285.

For more information, click here

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New students at Roxbury Community College may be eligible to participate in the Commonwealth Commitment, a new program offered through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The program makes a college education more affordable for MA residents.

Students Commit To:

  • Begin at one of Massachusetts' Community Colleges
  • Complete associate degree within 2.5 years
  • Transfer to one of Massachusetts' State Universities or UMass campuses
  • Complete bachelor's degree within 2 more years
  • Maintain full time, continuous enrollment and a cumulative 3.0 GPA

Commonwealth Commitment to Students:

  • A freeze on tuition & fees for all four years upon entry into the Commonwealth Commitment program, until student graduates or leaves program.
  • A reduction in tuition & mandatory fees
  • A tuition & mandatory fees rebate
  • An additional MassTransfer tuition credit once student enrolls in bachelor's program

To view a fact sheet on the Commonwealth Commitment, please click here. If you have questions about this program, please contact our Advising Office at  857-701-1423.


Scholarship Recipients

First NameLast NameAwardValueEmail Address
Benjamin Gunn Health Sciences $500 bjgunn@roxbury.edu
Lunda  Francois-Philippe STEM $500 lfrancois-philippe@robury.edu
James Mink STEM $500 jcmink@roxbury.edu
El Hadj Barry STEM $500 eabarry@roxbury.edu
Nan Li Julia Woods Brown $500 nli@roxbury.edu
Halima Ismail Julia Woods Brown $500 hnismail@roxbury.edu
Mariame Fofana Deans & Departments $500 mfofana@roxbury.edu
Jusu Coker Deans & Departments $500 jbcoker@roxbury.edu
Osuji Ngozi Deans & Departments $500 naosuji@roxbury.edu
Ian Holder Stop  & Shop $500 iholder@roxbury.edu
Agnes Kasule Stop  & Shop $500 akasule@roxbury.edu
Donna Morris Stop  & Shop $500 dmorris@roxbury.edu
Xiomara Munoz Stop  & Shop $500 ximunoz@roxbury.edu
Kathleen Kennedy Stop  & Shop $500 klkennedy@roxbury.edu
Florise Luc Stop  & Shop $500 fluc@roxbury.edu
Eseroghene Akporhonor Martin Luther King $500 ebakporhonor@roxbury.edu
Rajdel Francois Liberal Arts $500 rcfrancois@roxbury.edu
Daniel McAfee Transitional Housing $1,000 ddmcafee@roxbury.edu
Ssu-Fang Cheng International Student $1,000 scheng2@roxbury.edu
Hlee Yang Honors $500 hyang2@roxbury.edu
Sharon Olivo Honors $500 snolivo@roxbury.edu
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