Rockland Community College has received federal funding to help students pay for tuition, fees, housing, food, utilities, books, course materials, technology, health care, and child care resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The We Care 2 Fund is made available to students through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).
Please Note: all We Care 2 Funds have been awarded. Payments to students will begin the week of May 17, 2021. Stay tuned in July for more information about our third round of federal emergency COVID funding, the We Care 3 Funds.
Eligible RCC students must meet the following requirements:
- Were or are enrolled at RCC in Spring 2021, or who have ceased enrollment for any reason and at any point since the beginning of the national coronavirus emergency, March 13, 2020;
- Have filed a 2019/20 or 2020/21 FAFSA with a valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and/or provided sufficient evidence of eligibility;
- Meet citizenship requirements for federal student aid;
- Non-degree, non-matriculated, dual enrollment students may qualify for We Care 2 Funds if a FAFSA with a valid EFC is on file.
Note: Students who have not previously completed a FAFSA are encouraged to immediately apply so that eligibility may be determined.
Full-time students, those taking 12 or more credits in their most recent semester of study, may receive up to $3,000 via the We Care 2 Funds application while part-time students, those taking less than 12 credits in their most recent semester, may receive $1,500.
Students requesting We Care 2 Funds may make their requests known to the College by completing a simple online application. The College will review all requests on a rolling basis and provide awards on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are fully expended. Awards will be posted and paid through the student’s account using the TouchNet system. Within the application process, students may choose to direct funds to their student account to assist with paying any outstanding tuition and fees.
Opt-In Process to Direct Award to Student Account
Students may instruct the College to direct their We Care 2 Fund award toward their student account to assist with paying their outstanding tuition and fees. Students who do not opt-in will have funds sent directly to them via their chosen refund method in TouchNet.