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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

  1. Academic Calendars
  2. Catalogs
  3. Proctored Exams
  4. Louisiana Transfer Degrees
  5. Transfer Resources
  6. RPCC Canvas

Tuition and Fees Schedule

Effective, 2017-2018 Academic Year

La. Resident Tuition and Fees, 2017-2018 Academic Year

Does not apply to online classes
Credit HoursTuition ($)Grad Act Adjust ($)Total Tuition and Grad Act Adjust ($)Mandatory Fees ($)LA Resident Total Tuition and Fees ($)
12 or more1,607.0760.451,667.52372.002,039.52

Non-Louisiana Resident Tuition and Fees

Does not apply to online classes
Credit HoursTuition ($)Fees ($)Non-LA Resident Total Tuition and Fees ($)
12 or more3,689.53372.004,061.53

Tuition for Online Courses

Online courses may be hosted by RPCC or LCTCS Online.  The tuition for all online courses is $138.96 per credit hour with no cap.  The fees for online courses include all the mandatory fees plus any related course lab fees, which cap at 12 credit hours.

  • There is a $40 Online Registration Fee per semester for enrollment in an online course.
  • Maximum TOPS (Opportunity) award for Fall 2017 is $1,607.07, and $1,607.08 for the Spring 2018, with the maximum of $3,214.15 per academic year. TOPS covers tuition and can’t be applied to cover fees or the Grad Act adjustments.

Breakdown of Mandatory Fee Schedule

The fees noted in the schedules above are mandatory and are assessed on a per credit hours basis for a maximum of 12 hours.

Building Use                    $4.00 per credit hour
Operational                      $3.00 per credit hour
Student Services              $7.00 per credit hour
Academic Excellence      $7.00 per credit hour
ERP                                    $5.00 per credit hour
Technology                       $5.00 per credit hour

Other Fees

Students may incur the following fees, which are in addition to the above.

SGA Fee                                 $15.00 per semester**
Compass Retake                  $10.00 per test
Late Registration                 $25.00 per semester
Laboratory/Course              $15.00-80.00 per course
Credit Exam                          $15.00 per credit hour
Excess Credit Hour Fee      $150.96 per credit hour over 15

*Note: This table reflects the approved rates for the Academic Year 2017-2018. These rates subject to change without notice.
**Effective Summer 2018, a $15 SGA Fee will be charged to all students per semester.

Tuition, College Expense Calculators 

River Parishes Community College, a member of the Louisiana Community & Technical College System, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. RPCC provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons, located at 925 W. Edenborne Pkwy., Gonzales, LA ‐225‐743‐8500, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non‐discrimination policies:

HR Director ‐ Title IX Coordinator

Shalither Cushenberry ‐ Section 504 Coordinator