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Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL 2-Year Public
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Rock Valley College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Rock Valley College was $9,960 a year for in-state students and $19,860 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until you're done with college.

International students can expect to pay 19,860 per year for tuition at Rock Valley College.

For information on Rock Valley College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

Does Rock Valley College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Rock Valley College is a public institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $9,960 for in-state students who attend full-time. For non-Illinois residents, out-of-state tuition is $19,860 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Don't forget to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Rock Valley College?

Rock Valley College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Rock Valley College can expect to pay around $19,860 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Rock Valley College:

•On-campus jobs •Rock Valley College-specific loans •International Students Tuition Waivers


Rock Valley College Room, Board, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Rock Valley College.

Room and Board Costs at Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College does not provide on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however students should consider other housing costs when looking at the cost of different colleges.

Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Rock Valley College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Rock Valley College

The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area is often costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Rock Valley College campus is located in a suburb in Illinois, near Chicago.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Financial Breakdown for Rock Valley College


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Rock Valley College.

How Much Does Rock Valley College Cost?

What will the cost of attending Rock Valley College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $9,960
Out-of-State Tuition $19,860

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Rock Valley College Financial Aid


Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Rock Valley College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Rock Valley College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2023, a total of $14.2 million was awarded in need-based scholarships.

Rock Valley College Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Rock Valley College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Rock Valley College seem more manageable.

What will attending Rock Valley College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Rock Valley College's net cost calculator on their website.

Rock Valley College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Rock Valley College does not have guaranteed tuition.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Rock Valley College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Rock Valley College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students

Rock Valley College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.

For more information about Rock Valley College's endowment, check with the school directly.


Learn More About Rock Valley College


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Rock Valley College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$10,508

In State

$20,408

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,960
$19,860
Fees
$548
$548
Housing
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Books
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Rock Valley College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,861

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,508

Out-of-State

$20,408

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Unknown
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