Costs & Financial Aid

We believe that 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:


The following are estimates of the 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 $5,058 $5,058 $14,766
Room/Meal Plan NA $8,680 $8,680
Total Direct Costs $5,058 $13,738 $23,446
     Books $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
    Miscellaneous expenses $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
    Transportation $2,000 $ 800 $ 800
Total Cost of Attendance $9,258 $16,738 $26,446


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.



2014-2015 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. Last year (2013-2014), we offered $5.4 million dollars in financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and employment. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions or to schedule an appointment. The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Center for Student Affairs building.


(804) 862-6260

8311 Halifax Road

Petersburg, VA 23805