With campuses in Albert Lea, Austin, and Owatonna, Riverland Community College (Riverland) offers you nearly 100 programs in a variety of industries and trades. A full list can be viewed here.
There’s a reason why the “heart statement” of Riverland is: “We are dedicated to our students, our mission and our communities.” No matter who you are, no matter your history, no matter the reason why you left Riverland, we want you to succeed and complete a degree, diploma or certificate. You are always welcome back.
At Riverland, we go above and beyond to support our adult learners, whether it’s through financial, academic, or personal services. Every student is unique. That is why we offer you personalized advising through your educational journey until your successful completion.
Riverland Community College is honored to be part of MN Reconnect, a program designed specifically for adult learners like you. With MN Reconnect, we can go the extra mile!
What we’re able to do through MN Reconnect
Every adult learner needs different support services to complete their program. After an absence from college, the assistance you need now can look very different than it did originally. Riverland Community College can support you with personalized academic planning and tutoring options, among other services.
The defining factor of MN Reconnect is access to a navigator. You will not be in this alone and your navigator will continue to support you until you complete your desired program. Your navigator is with you every step of the way from choosing your classes, understanding, applying and acquiring financial aid (FAFSA), to registering on time.
Together, we will design a custom plan for completion of your chosen program. Your academic progress will be evaluated on a continuous basis and you will be connected to the support services that Riverland offers to ensure your success.
With MN Reconnect, you can take advantage of:
MN Reconnect scholarships of up to $1,000 per semester
Funding to resolve financial holds
Student Parent Club
Credit for Prior Learning
Textbook deferment (up to $800) that allows students to charge their books prior to receiving financial aid disbursement and use them from the first day of class
Accelerated Degrees – FlexPace online program designed for the working adult
Free food pantry providing groceries and personal care items
Free unlimited online and in-person tutoring
Free writing and math center services
TRIO Student Support Services for eligible students
Counseling services: Personal, Academic, Career
On-site child-care option via Apple Lane (Austin)
Open-Door Health Clinic
Pathways programs for transferring to MinnState universities
2+2 programs in Elementary Education, Human Services, and Nursing programs
Other scholarship opportunities
“I’m Amy Wagner, the designated school navigator for Riverland Community College. I’m here to help you pursue your academic goals both now and on an ongoing basis. I can help you explore opportunities to make college more affordable, including helping you apply for the more than $150 million in state and federal funds. These funds are available, annually, to adult learners only.
Let’s talk! You already started down this important academic pathway. Contact me today and I’ll help you finish!”
Last year, over $150 million in federal and state grants helped make college affordable for thousands of Minnesota adult learners. These funds, along with the MN Reconnect Scholarship, are available to you, too, and I will help you apply for them.
An affordable education is possible.