Your Student Account
By registering for classes, you enter into a legally binding contract to pay all tuition and fees, including any nonrefundable fees. You also acknowledge that failure to make the required payment by the due date may result in additional late and installment fees, inability to register for classes, and withholding of a transcript and/or diploma. Rainy River Community College allows eligible beneficiaries to attend class without penalties while awaiting payments for federal and state educational assistance in compliance with Minnesota Statute 197.775 which exceeds all criteria of Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e).
Your student account is a record of all charges and payments made to your account. Your account includes financial aid payments, including scholarships, grants, loan disbursements, student service fees, technology fees and, if you are living on-campus, your housing room and board.
To check your student account, go to the e-Services section of this website.
To allow someone else to view your student record information, please complete the Authorization to Release Student Information request and submit it to the Registration and Records Office.
How to Pay
- Check or money order - Payable to Rainy River Community College
- Credit Card - VISA, MasterCard, Discover
- RRCC Payment Plan
- Financial Aid Disbursement - Your charges will be deferred until aid is applied to your account. If you do not have enough financial aid to cover all of your charges, you must pay the balance by the due date (see below) or establish a payment plan. Please keep in mind that if you plan to use loans as part of your financial aid plan, you need to be sure you’ve completed all 3 steps:
1) requested the amount online through the Financial Aid page on e-Services,
2) signed the electronic promissory note for RRCC, and
3) completed the entrance counseling if you are a first time student loan borrower.
Where to Pay
- You can make your payment in person at the Bookstore. Hours are 8 AM to 11 AM, Monday through Friday (extended hours at the beginning of each semester), or
- You can pay your billing statement online using e-Services via credit card or e-check, or
- Payments can be mailed to the following address:
Rainy River Community College
1501 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649
Please make your check or money order payable to Rainy River Community College. If you are unsure of your balance, view your account on e-Services. At this time, we are not able to take credit card payments over the phone.
Payment Due Dates
Fall Semester, 2020: Friday, August 28, 2020 at midnight
Spring Semester, 2021: Friday, January 15, 2021 at midnight
You will not receive a billing statement in the mail. Check your account balance on e-Services to see your tuition costs. The amount due for tuition and fee charges, on-campus housing or meal
charges, and any previously unpaid balances will appear on your account
in e-Services. You will need to compare your financial aid awards to your billing statement to determine the remaining balance owed.
Billing Statements and Financial Aid Awards can be viewed on e-Services
What happens if I don't pay?
In addition to late payment fees, student housing eviction, and campus meal plan shut-off, a "hold" will be placed on your academic record. This hold must be cleared before you will be allowed to register for future classes or obtain a transcript or diploma. Past due accounts may be subject to collection procedures. Collection can include court action and referral to outside collection agencies. You are responsible for any and all costs necessary for the collection of any amount not paid when due.
MN Department of Revenue Collection Service: 651.556.3003
What happens if I decided not to attend RRCC?
Once you have registered for classes, you are responsible for all charges on your account. If you decide not to attend RRCC, you must drop your classes on-line (through e-Services) or contact the Registrar at 218-285-2207 to drop your class(es) over the phone BEFORE the semester starts. If the semester has already started, you must contact RRCC to officially withdraw. You are not automatically officially withdrawn if you do not attend any of your classes.
You must drop classes within five days (short term classes have shorter fee drop periods) of the semester start date to get a 100% refund of your tuition payment.
Drop for Non-Payment
To stay enrolled in your registered classes, you will need to complete one of the following by midnight of the 5th day of classes:
- Pay your tuition and fees in full; or
- Pay 15% of tuition and fees due for the term or make a $300 down payment towards tuition and fees, whichever is less; or
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa allowing 7 business days for Rainy River Community College to receive the necessary Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR); or
- Enroll in an approved payment plan called Nelnet/FACTS; or
- Receive an approved waiver, 3rd party authorization (TAA, Veteran, DRS), or scholarship. Supporting documentation must be on file with the Rainy River Community College Business Office. The on-campus Veterans Certifying Official can be reached at 218.285.2242
The following registration cancellation for non-payment dates are:
- Fall 2020 – Friday, August 28, 2020 at midnight
- Spring 2021 – Friday, January 15, 2021 at midnight
Students who do not plan to attend classes must drop classes online or you will be held responsible for any balance due.
KEY: DON’T RELY ON THE DROP POLICY TO MANAGE YOUR ENROLLMENT STATUS.
A $50 late fee may be applied to student account balances that are more than 30 days past due where the unpaid balance is $100 or more. The late fee may also be charged for a late payment under an approved payment plan.
What if a third party wants to pay my bill?
If you have an authorization for RRCC to bill a sponsoring agency for your tuition and/or fees, have the sponsoring agency contact Ashley Kastner, Business Services, 218-322-2310 firstname.lastname@example.org
How are payments from outside sources applied to my bill?
Most grants, scholarships and loans are applied directly to your account by the Financial Aid Office. If your financial aid pays your bill in full and there is money remaining on your account, you are entitled to a refund.
How do I get my excess financial aid?
If your financial aid exceeds your RRCC balance due, you will receive your overage through direct deposit or via check. Checks can be picked up in the Bookstore per the schedule below. Please bring a photo ID with you to claim your check.
Direct deposit or overage checks are disbursed:
Fall Semester 2020
- First Disbursement (12th day) - Sept. 09
- First-time, first year borrower (30 Day delay) - Sept. 24
- Mid-Term Disbursement (second half of 1 term loan) - Oct. 20
Spring Semester 2021
- First Disbursement (12th day) - Jan. 27
- First-time, first year borrower (30 Day delay) - Feb. 11
- Mid-Term Disbursement (second half of 1 term loan) - Mar. 11