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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. Online Bookstore
  4. Transfer Resources
  5. Proctored Exams
  6. Transfer and Articulation
  7. RPCC Canvas

Tuition and Fees Schedule

** Due to COVID-19 events, there is a potential need to add an online component to all Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 classes. Therefore, additional fees may be assessed for each class to provide students with online proctored exams.**

La. Resident Tuition and Fees, 2020-2021 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 more1,607.0460.481,667.52372.002,039.52

*Note: These rates are subject to change without notice.

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. (Suspended beginning Fall 2020 through Spring 2022)
  • Maximum TOPS (Opportunity) award for Fall is $1,607.07, and $1,607.08 for the Spring, with the maximum of $3,214.15 per academic year. TOPS covers tuition and can’t be applied to cover fees.

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

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:

Julian Surla ‐ Title IX Coordinator
Shalither Cushenberry ‐ Section 504 Coordinator