The Cashier’s Office is responsible for the collection of tuition and fees, student refunds including student financial aid refunds, disbursement of financial aid funds to student accounts, and the distribution of parking permits.
A student is not eligible to register for classes in any program (Curriculum or Continuing Education) if he or she owes an outstanding debt to Rockingham Community College. Any student having a delinquent account is not allowed to receive his or her diploma or degree or certificate. In addition, the College will not forward a transcript of records or any information concerning any delinquent student’s permanent record to any other source. See policy in RCC Catalog for more information.
The Business Office accepts cash, check, VISA and MasterCard payments. Payments in full or installment payment plans can be made using Self-Service.
Pay by mail to:
Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
Wentworth, North Carolina 27375-0038
All refunds will be issued either as direct deposit or a check payable directly to the student and mailed to the current address in our system. It is the student’s responsibility to keep their address current. The current address can always be viewed in Self-Service. For instructions on setting up Direct Deposit, please click here.
- 100% Refund
- If a student officially drops a course(s) BEFORE the FIRST day of the semester as noted in the College calendar.
- If Rockingham Community College cancels a course, the student will receive a 100% refund.
- 75% Refund
- If a student officially drops a course(s) ON the FIRST day of the semester through the official 10 percent point of the course(s), the student will receive a 75% refund.
- NO REFUND will be issued if a student drops AFTER the official 10 percent point of the course.
Sponsorships and Outside Scholarships
What is a sponsorship? A sponsorship occurs when an outside agency (such as your employer) pays tuition, fees, and/or books for a student. The college requires the following from the agency:
- An intent to pay (authorization) on agency/employer letterhead or RCC’s Sponsorship form which should contain the student’s name, social security number and the college issued student ID number.
- List the Student’s name and ID to be covered on the sponsorship.
- List the Semester to be covered.
- Indicate what is to be covered (i.e. tuition and fees, books, and/or supplies).
- Provide the agency contact information to receive the invoice from the college.
- The authorization may be forwarded using the following processes: Faxed to (336) 349-9986; emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; hand delivered; or mailed to the Cashier’s Office at P.O. Box 38, Wentworth, NC 27375. The authorization must be sent to Kristi Tucker’s attention and must be received by the payment due date to guarantee a class seat.
What is a scholarship? A scholarship is an award to a student(s) by a third party agency, such as a church, company, or individual. The third party can pay a portion of the student’s expenses or all of the expenses. Payment in excess of the student’s tuition and books will be held in the student’s account until completely exhausted. The college requires the following from the agency:
- The Third Party needs to send a check to the Cashier’s Office (Attn. Kristi Tucker), along with the student’s name, the college issued student ID number or the student’s last four digits of their social security number on the check.
- Attached must be a copy of RCC’s sponsorship form. Click here for the form.
- Specify the amount authorized for tuition and fees.
- If the Third Party is not paying the full tuition and fees, specify the amount allotted for tuition and the amount for fees.
- Provide the Third-Party contact information in the event the college needs to refund the agency.
- The check may be forwarded using the following processes: Hand delivered, or mailed to the Cashier’s Office at P.O. Box 38, Wentworth, NC 27375. The check must be sent to Kristi Tucker’s attention and must be received by the payment due date to guarantee that the student has a seat in class.
A business office hold is placed on a student’s account due to an outstanding balance. This hold will essentially freeze the student’s account preventing registration of additional classes, transcript requests, graduation application, etc.
Possible Reasons for an Account Hold:
- A student has not paid a tuition, fee, and/or bookstore balance from the current or previous semester.
- A student completely withdraws from classes, using financial aid, and is charged for the unearned portions of that aid, creating a debt on the student’s account.
- A check used for payment is returned
- A student does not pay a short-term loan.
- A student has an unpaid library or parking violation fine