It may come as a surprise to you, but you can afford college. 

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

Rowan College at Burlington County was granted $3,750,316 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that is part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). 

  • As of September 1, we have awarded $1,741,200 tp 3,067 students, and transmitted $1,669,950 to student accounts.

  • As of August 1, we have awarded $1,672,600 to 3,063 students, and transmitted $1,669,950 to student accounts. 

  • As of July 15, we have awarded $1,644,250 to 3,116 students, and transmitted $1,549,450 to student accounts. 

  • As of July 1, we have awarded $1.6 million to 3,101 students, and transmitted $1.5 million to student accounts. 
  • Approximately $1.5 million will be disbursed directly to students around May 15.

  • The remaining funds, at least $200,000, will be set aside for emergency grants that students can apply for through their WebAdvisor or Self-Service accounts.

Eligible recipients were prioritized by:

  • Income

  • Programs that have higher costs and include many hands-on and/or clinical courses

Initial estimates include over 3,000 students receiving $400 or $800 grants. An estimated 3,783 students are eligible for Title IV funding under the Higher Education Act of 1965.   These estimations are pending final eligibility review. 

The college has certified to the Department of Education that it intends to use 50 percent of these funds, or $1,875,158.00, to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. 

Get money for college.

It’s easier than it sounds! ​

Financial aid comes in the form of free money (grants and scholarships), borrowed money (loans) and part-time employment (work-study)

To get started complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for assistance. RCBC's FAFSA Code is 007730.

Make payments.

Need help with payments, payment plans, refunds, waivers and 1098-T tax forms?

Pay online.

Steps to pay online with credit card or check:

  1. Log into BaronOne and select WebAdvisor.
  2. Go to the Financial Information Section.
  3. Click on “Manage your Payment, Payment Plans and More."
  4. Click on “Make a Payment."
Pay in person.

An in-person payment in the form of check or cash is accepted. Make checks payable to RCBC (Rowan College at Burlington County). Please include your student ID number on the check, along with your mailing address and phone number. 

Use a payment plan.

RCBC offers a no-interest monthly tuition payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions. There is a $25 per term non-refundable charge for this service.

Steps to enroll in a payment plan:

  • Log into WebAdvisor.
  • Go to the Financial Information Section.
  • Click on “Manage your Payment, Payment Plans and More."
  • Click on “Set up a Payment Plan."

Visit to see a video tutorial on setting up a payment plan.

More ways to afford college:

NJ Dreamers State Aid Application

Not eligible for FAFSA? The New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application allows NJ Dreamers enrolled in eligible New Jersey colleges and universities to apply for state financial aid.

How to Afford College

RCBC’s low tuition rates combined with other college resources enable you to graduate with little to no debt. 

Save 60% on tuition.

We believe everyone should have an opportunity to attend college — and money should not stand in the way. That’s why we offer combined degrees. Combining an RCBC degree can cost 60% less, on average, than the cost of a 4-year degree at other state colleges and universities. Check out the chart below:

Degree Associate Associate + Bachelor's

RCBC 3+1 Program

Associate + Bachelor's


Years Spent

2 (RCBC) 2 (RCBC) + 2 (4-year school) 3 (RCBC) + 1 (Rowan University) 4 (4-year school)
Avg. Cost* $11,000 $51,000 $30,000 $100,000

*The average cost is based on the tuition and fees after aid from popular New Jersey institutions.