Charge-Back Authorization

In-District Students Planning to Attend Another Community College

Residents of Richland Community College’s District who choose to pursue a program of study not offered by Richland but offered at another Illinois public community college may be eligible for a charge-back. If a charge-back is approved by the Richland Board of Trustees, the student will pay the other district’s in-district tuition only. Charge-backs will not be approved for individual courses.

Applications for charge-back must be completed and submitted to the Student Success Center (Room C129) no later than 30 days prior to the beginning of any term to which the charge-back is to be applied. Charge-back applications must be completed prior to the start of each academic year the student is attending the other community college, regardless of any prior year’s approval. Charge-backs will not be approved retroactive to the time of application.

Students are encouraged to contact the Student Success Center for further information.

Out-of-District or Out-of-State Students Planning to Attend Richland

A resident of another community college district who plans to attend Richland Community College and wants to avoid out-of-district fees should request an application for charge-back from the community college located in the district in which he/she resides. It must be completed and returned to that college no later than 30 days prior to the beginning of the term for which application for charge-back is being made.

Applicants who reside in another community college district may be granted an out-of-district or out-of-state tuition waiver if they are employed at least 35 hours per week by an entity located in Richland’s District or if they are enrolled in a course that is being provided under the terms of an agreement between the employing entity and Richland. If employed for less than 35 hours per week, the course must be work-related.