RMCC offers a comprehensive array of Student Services. These services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Student Services help facilitate an environment where students can feel welcome and realize their potential. The following are some of the services available to assist students:
The College Bookstore offers textbooks, paper, supplies, clothing, and miscellaneous personal items for sale. American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa are accepted for purchases, as well as personal checks. (The Bookstore does not cash personal checks). Books are returnable for credit (depending upon condition) within two weeks from the first day the school is open for classes for the Fall and Spring terms and until the end of the first week of classes during the Summer terms. You must have the original cash register receipt to return items.
Child Care Services
RMCC does not provide child care services. However, RMCC and the Mena / DeQueen Educational Cooperative have partnered to provide an ABC Preschool on campus. Certain age restrictions and eligibility requirement exist. Please see Mary Standerfer in Financial Aid for more information.
Career Pathways offers certain individuals free career training and college classes. In addition, the Career Pathways program may be able to help students overcome barriers that have kept them from getting the training and education they need. Help with things like child care, career counseling, tutoring, tuition, books and supplies is available. To be eligible, parents must meet certain income requirements and have custody of at least one child under the age of nineteen living in their residence. If you are interested, please contact the Career Pathways Office at 479-394-7622 x1451.
The RMCC Mountain Range Grill is open Monday through Friday 10:00 - 2:00. The Mountain Range Grill is located in the Student Union in the Maddox Building.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities will be made, pursuant to federal and state law. Any student with a disability who needs accommodation (e.g. seating placement or arrangement for examinations) should request the accommodation at the beginning of each semester or term. The Vice President of Student Affairs will make the determination regarding appropriate accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the necessary documentation.
Financial Aid Counseling
A large number of financial aid options are available through the RMCC Financial Aid Office. Every student should contact the Financial Aid Office to see if they qualify for financial assistance.
The St. John Library is located in the Johnson Learning Commons at the intersection of the Spencer and Maddox Buildings. The library provides study and research materials and is a quiet place to complete homework. Reference material and media supporting all areas of instruction are located in the library, along with study carrels, tables, and copying services. Computer and Internet access are also available. The library is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Hours are subject to change each semester and term. Variations from these hours will be posted at the library.
Paying for Classes
Tuition is due in full by the first day of classes unless arrangement have been made with the Business Office. A payment plan, e-Cashier (Nelnet) is available for our students. Nelnet is a tuition management plan that provides you with a low cost option for budgeting tuition and other educational expenses. It is not a loan program. You have no debt, there are not interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. The only cost to budget monthly payments through Nelnet is a $25.00 per semester nonrefundable enrollment fee. To find out more about this service, click here.
Student organizations provide students the opportunity to form and develop organizations based on a common interest. Students are able to create, govern, budget and plan their own organization and events.
Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS) is a Title IV TRIO Project funded by the United States Department of Education. SSS can help you improve study skills, increase career awareness, meet new students, adjust to college life, and aid you in successful transfer to a four-year college. Services are FREE to qualified students. SSS is located in the Johnson Learning Commons at the intersection of the Spencer and Maddox Buildings. We are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am till 5:30 pm and Friday from 7:00 am till 4:30 pm. Later appointments may be scheduled as needed.
Rich Mountain Community College • 1100 College Drive • Mena, Arkansas 71953 • (479) 394-7622