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In 2012/13, over 4,000 Rockland Community College students received more than $18 million in financial assistance to help them meet the cost of higher education. Since many students are eligible for some kind of financial aid, all students are encouraged to apply. Funds are generally available to those who can demonstrate financial need.


Financial Aid assists students and families in completing applications for federal, state and local financial aid programs and subsequently awards aid to all eligible applicants. Free personal financial aid counseling and technical assistance is available on a walk-in basis.


The Office also has a FAFSA mini-lab where students can file their financial aid applications on-line. Helpful technical guidance is provided so that the application process can be easy and error-free.


We have six members of our staff that provide a variety of services to our students:

Debra Bouabidi, Director of Financial Aid.

Madelene Aponte, Assistant Director of Financial Aid.

Karina Joseph, Financial Aid Administrator, TAP Certification Officer

Paula From, Financial Aid Counselor, Student Loans, Consortium Agreements

Elissa Silverstein, Financial Aid Counselor, Scholarships

Sue Twomey, Financial Aid Counselor, APTS Program


Contact Information


Director Debra Bouabidi
Mailing Address Rockland Community College
Office of Financial Aid
145 College Road MS8141
Suffern, New York 10901-3699
Office Location: Technology Center, 1st Floor, Room 8141
Phone Number: (845) 574 - 4282
Fax Number: (845) 574 - 4548
Office Hours:

Regular Office Hours:
Monday and Thursday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

During Registration:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
         Friday           8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Forms Financial Aid


Other important numbers:

RCC's School Codes (Federal - 002877) (State - 2147)
Duplicate Student Aid Report 1-800-4-FEDAID
SAR for hearing impaired students with access to TTY 1-800-730-8913
Duplicate TAP application or a TAP change form 1-888-NYSHESC
Copy of your Federal Income Tax Returns 1-800-829-1040
Copy of your New York State Income Tax Returns 1-800-225-5829
Selective Service 1-847-688-6888


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