Frequently Asked Questions

BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Applying to BHCC is easy with our free online application. Applications are now open for Fall 2020.

BHCC offers two convenient summer sessions – classes begin June 1 and July 13. Fall classes begin September 8.

BHCC offers 100+ programs in high-demand fields – from STEM and business to health sciences, creative fields and liberal arts.

Tuition and fees are among the lowest in Massachusetts—plus, about half of our students receive financial aid.

To assist students in both budgeting and paying for their tuition, fall and spring semester tuition can be paid in installments. There is a $35.00 administrative fee per semester for this service, and the plan is interest free; however, if your payment is late there will be a late fee added. Once a student has applied and paid the fee to Official Payments the student can make changes to the estimated contract amount through the BHCC Student Payment Office (617-228-2150).

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing the FAFSA is always free and the Financial Aid staff is here to help you, if you need it. Students planning on taking classes in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters should complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA application. For more detailed information on applying, please see Apply Now.

An Online Class does not meet at a particular time or day and all work is done off-campus. Assignments with specific due dates are posted on Moodle, the BHCC online learning management system. The instruction may include pre-recorded lectures, videos, or tests. Attendance in synchronous class meetings is not required, but weekly engagement with course assignments is required.

A Remote Class is offered under emergency conditions such as COVID-19. All work is done off-campus and assignments are outlined in the syllabus. The professor and classmates may meet on a specific day and time as noted in the course information. The instruction may include WebEx, a web conferencing platform, or Moodle, the BHCC online learning management system, or other digital tools and platforms.

The DISH Food Pantry has moved to remote assistance. You can reach the DISH by email, phone, and CHAT. They can assist you in locating the closest Food Bank to your home so you do not need to come into the DISH for food. Single Stop has several resources listed on their website related to food, housing and Wi-Fi. Visit bhcc.edu/singlestop to learn more. The District Attorney’s Office has prepared information on unemployment, SNAP, SSA, mental health, crisis and prevention. View the District Attorney’s COVID-19 Resource Guide.

ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

For an online class, you will use MyRCC (which operates as a private “website” for each class), Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other web-based tools to connect with teachers and collaborate with your classmates. Online courses allow you to complete classwork and connect with your classmates without needing to leave home.

At RCC, we provide you with the support you need to succeed, regardless of whether you are on- or off-campus. To better understand how you can access resources without coming to campus, visit www.rcc.mass.edu/remotelearning.

If you are interested in starting your college education but nervous about your first online learning experience, start by taking The College Experience — a course designed to provide you with the tools needed for educational success.

For more information, contact enrollment.management@rcc.mass.edu.

For a financial aid overview, visit https://www.rcc.mass.edu/future-students/financial-aid. You can also call 857-701-1220 or email FinAid@rcc.mass.edu to connect directly with a financial aid advisor.

The city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts have special programs designed to make community college and transfer to public four-year schools affordable. Visit https://www.rcc.mass.edu/future-students/financial-aid/special-programs to learn more.

Yes! Roxbury Community College is committed to assisting our U.S. military veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and active duty personnel with navigating the educational process so that they can achieve their educational and professional goals. For more information, visit https://www.rcc.mass.edu/future-students/veteran-services.

Visit https://www.rcc.mass.edu/future-students/how-to-apply/steps-to-apply for step-by-step instructions for enrolling at Roxbury Community College. Still have questions? No problem! Email enrollment.managment@rcc.mass.edu or call 857-701-1200 to connect directly with an admissions counselor.

We recognize that many students need extra support to complete a college-level math course, and to become comfortable with the advanced concepts that are a part of the STEM curriculum. RCC’s math department developed a nationally-recognized model to give students extra time and instruction for math courses, at no additional cost.

Additionally, Learning Center staff remain available to provide extra instruction, outside of classroom hours, on- and off-campus. For more information, visit https://www.rcc.mass.edu/current-students/student-support-services/tutoring.

Yes! Transfer coordinators across all MA institutions have worked diligently to ensure that credits transfer from community colleges to state universities and UMass. We also have articulation agreements with private four-year schools. To learn more, visit https://www.rcc.mass.edu/current-students/transfer-services.