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Future Students

So, you want to become a River Hawk?

You are in the RIGHT place!

Kira Oerman

Hi I'm Kira Oerman,

My job is to answer your questions and provide the information that you need to become a River Hawk! Please check out the information below and contact me with any questions.

Quick Facts

  • Average Student Age: 29
  • Average Class Size: 16
  • Student / Faculty Ratio: 22:1
  • 2015-16 Total Students: 3,140
  • Sports: Basketball & Volleyball
  • Mascot: River Hawk

Why choose UCC?

  • Low Cost: Save approx $5000/yr over university
  • UCC Scholarships: 100+ available!
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Personal Attention
  • Expert Faculty & Staff
  • Many study options!
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What if I am unsure about my major. Can I still start classes?

Yes. That's OK! On average, college students change their major at least three times over the course of their college career. You can learn and explore at UCC.

What do I need to do in order to take classes at UCC?

Please see page 2 of our admissions application. You can also visit our Getting Started page.

Can I enroll in just one or two classes?

Definitely! Many students choose to go to school part-time. Be sure to check with the Financial Aid department and the Scholarships department to make sure that you are OK to go to school part-time.

How much is tuition at UCC?

You can get the latest costs on the Tuition & Fees page.

What do I need to know about Financial Aid?

Get the latest information from the Financial Aid department.

Does UCC have on-campus housing?

No. UCC does not have on-campus housing.

Is there an on-campus day care option?

Yes! The Ford Childhood Enrichment Center provides on-campus day care.

I want to start school. How can I find out about important dates and deadlines?

Visit the Academic Calendar page and/or sign up for text alerts.

Does UCC offer a tuition payment plan?

Yes! Students can enroll in the Nelnet payment option to set up automatic payments.

Still have questions?

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    Dr. Debra Thatcher
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    Susan Taylor
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    Dave Stricklin
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    Jan Woodcock
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    Kira Oerman
    Recruitment Specialist
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    Music
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