Roxbury Community is committed to assisting our U.S. military veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and active duty personnel with navigating the educational process so that they can achieve their educational and professional goals. We have created a "veteran friendly" environment that encourages veterans and their families.
Before coming to Roxbury Community College please visit www.gibill.va.gov or contact the VA representative (V.A. Buffalo: 888-442-4551) in order to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility.
A "Certificate of Eligibility" is required for processing GI Bill applications. A "DD 214" is also required. Please visit http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/index.html for information concerning the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Members of the Massachusetts National Guard should visit the following website after registering in order to receive tuition and fee waivers http://mro.chs.state.ma.us/tuition/login.aspx
**Note: you may only access this website from the base that you are stationed on. If you have any difficulty please call (508-233-6762).***· A copy of this waiver MUST be submitted to the Enrollment Center.
The Enrollment Center's primary contact for Veteran's Services is:
Room 102 Administration Building
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02120
Roxbury Community College (RCC) is committed to creating an educational environment that promotes opportunities for academic excellence and personal exploration for all students. This includes a commitment to achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. Our goal is to ensure a comprehensively accessible college experience where individuals with disabilities have the same access to programs, opportunities and activities as all others. This policy derives from the college's overall commitment to non-discrimination for all persons in employment, access to facilities, student programs, activities and services.
To this end, RCC strives to achieve excellence in its services and to assure that its services are delivered equitably and efficiently to all of its students. To learn more, please access the our
Guide to Disability Services (PDF version)
The Coordinator manages the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities. All accommodations are individualized, flexible, and confidential based on the nature of the disability and the academic environment.
|Resident Tuition/Fees per credit ($26/$127)||$153|
|International & Non-Resident Tuition/Fees (per credit)||$374|
|Student Health Insurance**||varies|
|Application Fee (In-state residents) Non-refundable||$10|
|Application Fee (Out-of-state residents) Non-refundable||$35|
|Application Fee (International students) Non-refundable.||$35|
|Operations Fee (per semester)||$25|
|Registration Fee (per semester) Non-refundable.||$25|
|Student Activities Fee (per semester)||$35|
|Technology Fee (per credit)||$5|
|Laboratory Fee (per course)||$5|
|Official Transcript Fee (per transcript)||$5|
|Express Official Transcript Fee (per transcript).||$10|
* All tuition and fees are subject to revision by Roxbury Community College's Board of Trustees or the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
** Students enrolled in nine (9) credits or more per semester are required to enroll in the Massachusetts Community College Health Insurance Plan unless they can provide proof that they are covered by another comparable health insurance policy and waive their insurance charge. Free care is not considered a comparable insurance plan. Insurance waivers are due in accordance with the deadlines set by the Business Office on your bill.
Tuition and fees for all credit courses are the same whether offered by the Day Division or by the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) during the evenings and on weekends. Costs for non-credit courses vary. For information about tuition and fees for credit courses, contact the Business Office.
For information about non-credit courses, contact the Division of Continuing Education. All tuition and fees may be subject to change at any time without prior notice by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and/or the Roxbury Community College Board of Trustees
Massachusetts General Law (Chapter 23) requires that any student registered for 9 or more credits must be enrolled in a health insurance plan. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires you to submit your health insurance information to the College via online electronic submission. Please log onto: https://www.commonwealthstudent.com
Students who are taking fewer than nine credits at Roxbury Community College are not required to enroll in the health insurance plan.
If you enroll for the fall semester, you have until October 31st to complete the health insurance waiver process. Students who enroll for the spring semester have until February 28th. Failure to waive the health insurance charge by the approved deadline will result in the insurance charges remaining on your bill. Students who do not have a qualified health insurance plan are required to enroll in the Massachusetts Community College Health Insurance Plan. This plan covers health services outside of the College.
MassHealth may qualify as a comparable coverage, but that determination is made by MassHealth. Free care that is provided by hospitals and community health centers does not qualify as adequate coverage.
At the time of registration, students receive a billing statement and a class schedule that indicates the amount charged and dates that payments are due. Students must pay all bills by the due date appearing on the bill. Students who register on or after the due date must pay at the time of registration. The College accepts payment by personal check, money order, traveler's checks, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. A payment plan is also available. Normal payment plans require a 50% down payment at the time of registration. Students who fail to make the down payment will be purged from their courses. Failure to keep payment plans in good standing will result in no future payment plans and full payment at the time of registration.
Several kinds of tuition waivers are available to Roxbury Community College students. These waivers include, but are not limited to, National Guard Members, Veterans, Senior Citizens, Native Americans, State Employees, and Wards of the State. In order to receive a tuition waiver, students must present the waivers at the time of registration or before the first day of class. If the waiver is presented after the first day of class, the College will make no adjustment. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts does not fund all courses; therefore, the use of certain waivers for those unsubsidized courses will be restricted.
Students with approved tuition waivers, tuition remissions, or tuition vouchers may register on a space-available basis, and fees must be paid. Tuition waivers, tuition remission or tuition vouchers do not apply to special programs, seminars or private instruction administered by the Division of Continuing Education. Also, certain tuition waivers, which apply to the state-supported Day Division, do not apply to the Division of Continuing Education programs, including summer sessions. For example, the National Guard waiver cannot be applied to Division of Continuing Education programs.
We are happy to serve our Veterans. Please visit www.gibill.va.gov or contact your nearest VA representative (V.A. Buffalo: 888-442-4551) in order to obtain your Certificate of Benefits. Please bring a printed copy of your paper work that confirms your status as a current or former member of the United States Armed Forces (example: DD 214), waivers, Orders, and proof of health insurance to the Registrar's Office, Administration Building, Room 102.
Please visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Post-911.htm for information concerning the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Please contact the Registrar's Office for further information and a Veteran's package. If you are a CURRENT MEMBER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS NATIONAL GUARD, please visit the following website http://mro.chs.state.ma.us/tuition/login.aspx for instructions on how to receive your tuition and fee waiver. Finally, all veterans must complete the admissions process and provide proof of high school diploma or GED.
Students are expected to meet their financial obligations to the College. In order to receive official transcripts and other documents of the College, as well as participate in commencement ceremonies and future registration activities, students must have met all academic and financial obligations.
Students who officially withdraw from a course or from the College early in the semester are eligible for a partial tuition refund based on the College's withdrawal policy and refund schedule (see refund policy below). Failure to attend class does not constitute official withdrawal from a course or from the College and students will be charged for their enrollment.
To officially withdraw from a course, a student must complete a Withdrawal Form (available at the Enrollment Center), which requires the approval and signature of the instructor teaching the class from which the student wishes to withdraw. This form must then be submitted to the Enrollment Center. An instructor's signature is not necessary for withdrawal from a course offered by the Division of Continuing Education or if a student is withdrawing from all courses.
Students dropping or withdrawing from classes must complete the appropriate form available in the One-Stop Enrollment Services Center, 2-102. Failure to officially withdraw from a course results in a grade of "F" or "NA" in the course and an obligation to pay in full. The schedule for refunds for tuition and general College fees applies only when proper withdrawal or class drop procedures have been adhered to, as established by the Enrollment Center. Application fees are non-refundable. Lack of attendance or course abandonment does not constitute a drop or withdrawal. The Refund Policy applies to tuition and fees for all students who register for one or more courses at RCC. This policy goes into effect each semester on the first day of classes. Students may add or drop classes during the ADD/DROP period without charge except for the non-refundable registration fee.
The Business Office will not hold or disburse any financial aid award checks over the counter. All checks will be mailed to the address on file.
The mission of Roxbury Community College’s Academic Advising Center is to help students successfully complete their degree or certificate programs through the development of necessary skills, and clarification of academic and career goals. As part of the Center for Student Success, the Office of Academic Advising is committed to providing services that support the educational goals of Roxbury Community College.
The Advising Center assists students with:
To learn more about how the Academic Advising Center can help you, please visit or call:
Room # 219 Academic Building
Tele: (617) 541-5327
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Associate in Arts
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1 - This Program requires prerequisites.
2 - This is a competitive admissions program. The office of admissions can provide you with specific details regarding additional requirements.
3 - Approved majors for MassTransfer at RCC.
4 - Students who select Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing (PN), and Radiologic Technology will be placed into the Health Careers Program while they are completing their pre-requisites before being reviewed for formal acceptance into one of these programs.