Eligibility, Policies, and Other Disclosures

Academic Progress

Students receiving Financial Aid at Rochester Community and Technical College must be making progress toward their degree.  Following each term, a student’s academic progress will be reviewed. Students must meet GPA and completion rate/timeframe requirements of the policy.   Students not making progress toward their degree may be allowed to continue receiving financial aid under a warning status.  Students that have two or more occurrences of not making progress will be placed on a Financial Aid Suspension and become ineligible for all types of financial aid. Students with prior degrees or credits beyond those needed for their RCTC program may also be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.

All students applying for financial aid will be provided with a copy of Rochester Community and Technical College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.  Additional copies are available by clicking the link above or may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Department at (507) 285-7271.

Return to Title IV (R2T4)

Students who receive financial aid and withdraw, never attend, or stop participating in their courses prior to the 60% point of the term are considered to have received unearned financial aid. RCTC is required by federal law to perform a refund calculation to determine the portion of federal aid you must return/repay. For more information, please review the R2T4 policy.

Net Price Calculator

Determining the cost of attending college can be complicated. In addition to information provided on this page, RCTC has created a link to our own net price calculator to help students and parents estimate the cost of attending our college.

Gainful Employment

In order to be eligible for Title IV funding under the Higher Education Act, an educational program must prepare students for “gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” See Gainful employment information

Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act requires each institutions to provide students with Consumer Information related to their education. See the disclosures.