Tuition for Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

In-District Tuition and Fees for Cooperating College Districts

Expenses: All costs listed below are approximate and subject to change. These costs are based on the program for the Associate of Applied Science degree for Aviation Maintenance Technology. Costs are based on in-district tuition. Check our Financial Aid pages for information on the types of financial aid available.

First Year

Fall Semester
Tuition for 15 hrs. - $1725.00
Lab Fees - $300.00
Books (estimated) - $500.00
Spring Semester
Tuition for 15 hrs. - $1725.00
Lab Fees - $220.00
Books (estimated) - $150.00
Tools (estimated) - $1500.00
Summer Semester
Tuition for 8 hrs. - $920.00
Lab Fees - $180.00
Total - $7220.00

Second Year

Fall Semester
Tuition for 15 hrs. - $1725.00
Lab Fees - $367.00
Books (estimated) - $225.00
Spring Semester
Tuition for 19 hrs. - $2185.00
Lab Fees - $230.00
Summer Semester
Tuition for 10 hrs. - $1150.00
Lab Fees - $160.00
Total - $6042.00
Tool Kit: All students will be required to furnish their basic tool kit in the second semester.  A complete list of tools is required.  The cost of a basic tool kit that will meet minimum requirements will be approximately $1500.00, dependent upon vendor.
Note: First year classes vary each fall and spring. They are available either 7 a.m.-noon, 12-5 p.m., or 5-10 p.m. Class meets each day: Monday-Friday, for a total of 25 required hours of class time each week.

For additional information please call or write:

Rock Valley College Aviation Career Education Center          
6045 Cessna Drive               
Rockford, IL  61109                       
Phone (815) 921-3016  

All in-district students, as well as students that live in community college districts that have cooperative agreements with Rock Valley College, will pay in-district tuition and fees. Be sure to remind the person registering you that you live in a cooperating college district. Below is a list of community colleges that have cooperative agreements.

No Charge Back Required for the Following Colleges:

  • Elgin Community College
  • William Rainey Harper College
  • Highland Community College
  • Illinois Valley Community College
  • Kishwaukee College
  • McHenry County College
  • Oakton Community College
  • Parkland College
  • Sauk Valley College

All students that are in an Illinois Community College district not listed above will need to go to the Admissions Office at their community college and request a Tuition Charge back. The college will send this charge back directly to Rock Valley College. This request should be made as soon as possible, but no later than July 15. After this date you will be billed for out-of-district tuition and fees.

If you live in an Illinois non-community college district, you will need to go to your local high school for this charge back. This request must also be made no later than July 15.

If you are a veteran, you will need to call our Veterans Services Office at (815) 654-4350 to find out what to do to qualify for veteran benefits. Do this as soon as possible after completing the Assessment Test.

If you have any questions, please call (815) 921-3015 or e-mail Mark Adolphson at

Rock Valley College accepts VISA and Master Charge Card to pay tuition fees.