Students at Horticulture Building

Additional Information for International Students

Tuition and Costs

Estimated cost at Richland Community College per academic year based on a course load of 15 semester hours per semester is as follows:

Tuition and Fees $9,600
Housing $4,000
Books $600
Other Expenses $2,000

*Subject to change.

Although Richland Community College does not require that students have health insurance, students should consider obtaining insurance in the event of illness or accident that requires medical attention.


Richland Community College does not offer housing. Students are responsible for finding their own housing.

Employment of International Students

International students are not eligible for financial assistance through the College. In addition, students are not allowed to work without proper authorization from the Immigration and Naturalization Office.


Central Illinois has four seasons with distinct temperature changes, requiring all types of clothing.

Overall Climate
Season Months Temp
Fall Sept.-Dec. 5-26 C
Winter Dec.-Mar. -18-7 C
Spring Mar.-June 10-20 C
Summer June-Sept. 10-32 C