Paying For College

A quality education
doesn’t have to be expensive

Our tuition and fees are a fraction of the cost of other colleges and universities. More than 3,000 students annually receive financial aid to help pay tuition costs. You can also apply for grants, scholarships, loans, Work-Study and other types of aid to help you pay for college.

Our Financial Aid team is here to help every step of the way. Once financial aid has been awarded, Student Accounts will assist in setting up a payment plan or processing your method of payment. Tuition payments can be made by credit card or e-check through Banner Self-Service. Cash, check or money orders are accepted in person at Student Accounts.


The first step is to apply for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This will help determine how much federal aid you are eligible for. If you need help completing your FAFSA application email [email protected].

Complete your FAFSA now

Payment Plans

RCC offers affordable, convenient payment plans through Student Accounts. There is no credit check, no interest, and the plan allows you to pay your tuition without creating debt.

Create a Payment Plan

On-campus employment

Student Employment helps RCC students to obtain employment opportunities while engaging in your studies. You can earn a paycheck, pay for college and gain experience, all while earning your degree.

Find out more about Student Employment

Scholarships & grants

Scholarships and grants are awarded based on academic merit and/or financial need, and don’t have to be repaid. The RCC Foundation provides selected students with grants, and there are federal and state-funded scholarships and grants that you may also qualify for.

Learn about Federal Scholarships and Grants

Search for New York State Grants and Scholarships

Apply for RCC Foundation Financial Assistance


Based on your FAFSA, there are a number of different loans that you may qualify for. Loans will accrue interest and must be repaid once you leave school.

Review Loan Options

Work Study

Work-study programs are a federal resource available to help offset supplemental costs, including books, transportation and other personal expenses. If interested, please indicate this on your FAFSA.

Learn more about Work-Study


Financial Aid

Technology Center, Room 8141
Phone: 845-574-4282
Fax: 845-574-4548
24/7 Student Hotline: 844-505-8071
[email protected]

Student Accounts

Technology Center, Room 8100
Phone: 845-574-4254
Fax: 845-574-4737
24/7 Student Hotline: 844-505-8071
[email protected]

In addition to the resources above, there are a number of organizations and websites that can help you find ways to pay for college.