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Richland Community College Tuition & Cost

Decatur, Illinois

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Illinois Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Richland Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$420
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,000
Other Expenses Budget$2,540
In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Richland Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$420
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,000
Other Expenses Budget$2,540

In district Illinois residents should budget an annual total cost of $17,450 to attend Richland Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,170 for tuition, $9,000 off-campus housing, $1,320 for books and supplies and $420 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Richland Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Richland Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,432
$30,001 to $48,000$5,668
$48,001 to $75,000$7,395
$75,001 to $110,000$9,033

The average reported annual net price for Richland Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,067 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

95% of full-time undergrad Richland Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $3,964 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 10% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,206.

Finanical Aid Richland Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $3,964 95%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,736 47%
Pell Grants $4,538 50%
Other Federal Grants $463 84%
State and Local Grants $1,052 28%
Federal Student Loans $5,206 10%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Richland Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $11,240. The loan balance of $11,240 is a two year multiple of the $5,620 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $107 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $11,240
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $107.24
Total Interest Paid $1,629.04
Sum of All Loan Payments $12,869.04

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $19,040 $27,230
2 $19,260 $27,545

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Richland Community College to be $38,080 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.2% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Richland Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $139 $417 $556
Illinois Residents $193 $579 $772
Out of State Residents $465 $1,395 $1,860

Estimated cost for a class at Richland Community College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Richland Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Richland Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148292 IPEDS survey data for Richland Community College.