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.
Tuition is charged per semester hour and varies depending upon residency:
In-district student & Online courses: $115/credit hour
Out-of-state/International student: $568/credit hour
CTE courses are an additional $25/credit hour
Tuition rates and fees are subject to change during the academic year without notice.
Most courses also have individual fees that vary by course. These fees are displayed when viewing the details of a course on our online schedule or via Online Services.
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.
Courses that are taught 100% online will be charged at the in-district tuition rate for all students, regardless of their residency. All other courses will be billed based on residency. Online sections can be found using the location deliminater when browsing classes on our online schedule.
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.
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.
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