December 2, 2017




RCC approves in-state tuition for students affected by hurricanes

RAMAPO – Rockland Community College is going to offer in-state tuition to students displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. The college board of trustees approved the policy change.

Residents of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will be eligible for the lower tuition rate.

The unanimous decision mirrors action taken by the SUNY trustees in the wake of the two destructive September storms. That vote covered SUNY’s four-year universities; officials also urged community colleges to implement similar policies.

“We make it a priority at Rockland Community College to help students stay in school despite difficult personal circumstances,” said Dr. Michael Baston, RCC’s president. “Assisting students affected by these devastating storms clearly fits within that mission.”

Full-time students qualifying under the new policy will pay in-state tuition of $2,293 per semester for the 2017-18 academic year. Tuition for out-of-state students is normally twice the in-state rate.


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