Financial Aid

We know Financial Aid is confusing for many students. We want to help you! Stop into the Welcome and One Stop Center for assistance. The Welcome Center staff are ready to support students with answers to questions and to help navigate the FAFSA and the Financial Aid process. Financial Aid Specialists are also on hand to help students needing extra assistance or special circumstances.

2024-2025 FAFSA Update

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the changes occurring as a revised FAFSA is implemented for the 2024-25 academic year.  Notifications are being sent to students who need to submit information to complete their Financial Aid file.  RCTC estimates that students with completed files will begin to receive Estimated Financial Aid Offers in late July and early August.

If you have not already done so, we ask that you complete your 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now so we can add your request to the files we are currently reviewing.  If you have already completed the FAFSA, please log into your eServices account and select “Aid Application Status” to review the status of your file and take action on any requests for information.

Thank you again for your patience while we continue implementing and verifying the changes coming from the Department of Education.

Minnesota North Star Promise Program


Beginning in Fall 2024, the Minnesota North Star Promise program will create a tuition- and fee-free pathway for Minnesota residents with incomes under $80,000 for students who have a 2024-25 FAFSA on file. After other aid has been applied, eligible students who still owe a balance for tuition and fees will receive the Minnesota North Star Promise scholarship to pay these remaining costs. While final details are still being determined, these are the current current eligibility rules and guidelines.

Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid Applicant Resources