Tuition and Fees

Tuition payments must be made in the Accounts Receivable/Student Payments Office located on the second floor of the Student Center. For information on all of Rock Valley College's tuition payment options, please visit our Payment Information page.

What does it Cost to Attend RVC?

Tuition is charged per semester hour and varies depending upon residency:

Tuition per Semester Hour
  • In-district student: $91/credit hour

  • Illinois out-of-district student: $265/credit hour

  • Out-of-state/International student: $502/credit hour

Tuition rates and fees are subject to change during the academic year without notice.


Fees for Credit Courses  (subject to change without notice)
  • Technology fee: $7/credit hour
  • Activity fee: $3/credit hour
  • Registration fee (non-refundable): $2/term
  • Course fee: $1/course
  • International Fee: $500/term
  • Distance Learning Fee: $50/class

Laboratory Fees

Certain courses require expendable materials that are used. A lab fee is charged to partially cover this extra expense. The specific fees are listed in the detailed course information found when browsing classes on our online schedule.

Tuition for Senior Citizens

Students 62-64 years of age who are residents of Rock Valley College District 511 qualify for a reduced tuition rate of $25 per credit hour. Students age 65 and over who are district residents may attend credit classes tuition free. All other fees will be assessed at a full rate for students in both age categories. The tuition reduction is not applicable for enrollment in non-credit seminars, classes, or programs.

*In order for a student to receive this discount they must inform the Records and Registration office of their senior citizen status prior to enrolling in the course.

Tuition Refunds

The Registration and Payment dates calendar for each semester lists the last day for refunds for 16-week courses. Tuition refunds are issued based upon the official drop date. To receive a full refund students must drop by completing the appropriate steps with the Records and Registration office on the second floor of the student center no later than the final refund date. The college reserves the right to make the final decision on all refunds.