Costs & Financial Aid

A high quality, affordable college education should be within the reach of every student. Our goal is 100% student success, and that begins with offering the first two years of your undergraduate education at a reasonable cost that can be paid without going into debt. Richard Bland College, Virginia’s only public, residential two year college, is also one of the Commonwealth’s most affordable:


Cost of Attendance for one academic year at Richard Bland College as a full-time student.


  Virginia Resident (Commuter) Virginia Resident
(Living on campus)
Out-of-State Resident
(Living on campus)
Tuition and Fees $5,496 $5,496 $15,240
Room/Meal Plan NA $9,060 $9,060
Total Direct Costs $5,496 $14,556 $24,300
     Books $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
    Miscellaneous expenses $1,000 $1,600 $1,600
    Transportation $2,000 $ 800 $1,200
Total Cost of Attendance $9,696 $18,156 $27,300


International Students: Please complete the Richard Bland International Undergraduate Financial Certification Form.


All residential students live in apartments with full kitchens, baths, laundry and living space.  Room/Meal Plan figure is based on a standard double room in a four-bedroom apartment. The Basic Meal Plan includes five meals a week.



2015-2016 Per credit costs and Housing Rates


Financial Aid

We offer competitive financial aid packages to students who qualify. Seventy-seven percent of RBC students receive financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and/or employment. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions or to schedule an appointment. The office is located in room 105 of Maze Hall.


(804) 862-6260

8311 Halifax Road

Petersburg, VA 23805