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Tuition and Fees

Learn about our low cost of tuition, application fees and other estimated costs associated with attending Riverside College of Health Careers.
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At Riverside College of Health Careers we strive to make school as affordable as possible for our students. We have had the unique opportunity to offer low cost of tuition for all of our programs for many years. In fact, we were able to cut the cost of tuition for our Practical Nursing program in 2023 by almost $3,000. - Robin Nelhuebel, PhD, MSN, RN, RT(R), Executive Director

Related Fees

Applicant processing fee - $100.00

  • This fee is non-refundable and due upon application submission.
  • Current Riverside employees are eligible for a $50.00 credit toward tuition if accepted!
  • Nurse Aide applicants are waived from the applicant processing fee.

Application conversion fee - $25.00 (applicable if changing programs after initial application)

ATI TEAS test fee estimate* - $70.00

*Fees and expenses charged by an external service provider are the responsibility of the applicant/student and are not covered in the College’s applicant processing fee or tuition.

  • Tuition deposit - $125 (non-refundable; credited towards first semester tuition)
  • Student resource fee - $100.00 (annual)
  • RN-to-BSN student technology fee - $100 (per semester)
  • Background screening, drug testing, immunization & medical records management estimate* - $121.00
  • CPR course estimate* - $65.00 (Only the American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross CPR for the Healthcare Provider courses will be accepted; not applicable to the Nurse Aide Program)

*Fees and expenses charged by an external service provider are the responsibility of the applicant/student and are not covered in the College’s applicant processing fee or tuition.

  • Audit/Review course - $50.00 per credit (see policy for details regarding course eligibility)
  • Transfer evaluation fee - $100.00 (fee is non-refundable; waived for current or former military members)

Tuition Information

 

Tuition Status

  • Full-time: ≥ 12 semester hour credits per semester
  • 3/4 time: ≥ 9 - <12 semester hour credits per semester
  • 1/2 time: ≥ 6 - <9 semester hour credits per semester
  • Less than 1/2 time: < 6 semester hour credits per semester

Payment Procedures

Tuition and fees are payable in full on or before the first day of each semester with the following exceptions:

  • The student has made prior arrangements with the Student Accounts Department.
  • The student is awaiting receipt of an award (i.e., scholarships, grants, loans, military tuition assistance, or other authorized financial assistance). Proof of award is necessary.

Students will not be permitted to attend classes if full payment is not received. Payment in full, including outstanding financial obligations, is a prerequisite to register and enroll each semester. We accept payments by check, credit card or money order only. No cash payments are accepted. A $30 charge will be assessed for returned checks, and after one returned check, checks will no longer be accepted from the student.

Payments made within 60 days of program completion/graduation must be made by money order, credit card, or cashier’s check only. Personal checks will not be accepted. Unpaid balances will be sent to Riverside Health System’s collection department if not paid within 30 days.

Riverside reserves the right to make changes in tuition and other fees as deemed necessary. Incremental tuition increases are generally made at the beginning of each Division’s (Day or Evening/Weekend) Fall semester.

 

Tuition Breakdown by Program

 

Clock-hour based flat rate per payment period:

  • Payment period 1: $6,930
  • Payment period 2: $6,930
  • Total tuition: $13,860

Other associated costs:

  • Book estimate: $350
  • Uniform & shoe estimate: $150
  • Supplies estimate: $50
  • Credentialing estimate: included in tuition (1st attempt)
  • $350 per GEN credit
  • $450 per NUR credit
  • Total tuition: $18,650

Other associated costs:

  • Book estimate: $1,100
  • Uniform & shoe estimate: $150
  • Supplies estimate: $120
  • Credentialing estimate: $430
  • Total tuition: $700

Other associated costs

  • Book estimate: $40 (optional)
  • Uniform & shoe estimate: $60
  • Credentialing estimate: $140
  • $350 per GEN/HLT credit
  • $430 per PTA credit
  • Total tuition: $28,200

Other associated costs:

  • Book estimate: $1,505
  • Uniform & shoe estimate: $150
  • Supplies estimate: $140
  • Credentialing estimate: $700

Tuition: Pre-Nursing & Pre-Allied Health General Education Courses through Geneva College

  • $350 per credit

Financial Aid for Geneva/Portage courses may be available to eligible students.

Total Individual Program Tuition (including program core and prerequisite classes):

  • Professional Nursing  $29,150
  • LPN-to-RN $23,750
  • Respiratory Care  $43,370
  • Physical Therapist Assistant $33,000
  • Radiologic Technology $31,700
  • Surgical Technology $27,425

ATI Launch: Academic Readiness Program - $250 (not eligible for Financial Aid)

Clock-hour based flat rate per Payment period:

  • Payment period 1: $7,312
  • Payment period 2: $7,312
  • Total tuition: $14,625

Other associated costs:

  • Book estimate: $850
  • Uniform & shoe estimate: $150
  • Supplies estimate: $120
  • Credentialing estimate: $410
  • $350 per GEN credit
  • $450 per NUR credit
  • Total tuition: $25,250

Other associated costs:

  • Book estimate: $1,435
  • Uniform & shoe estimate: $150
  • Supplies estimate: $120
  • Credentialing estimate: $430
  • $350 per GEN/HLT credit
  • $400 per RAD credit
  • Total tuition: $26,900

Other associated costs:

  • Book estimate: $1,275
  • Uniform & shoe estimate: $150
  • Supplies estimate: $185
  • Credentialing estimate: $200

Tuition Breakdown for Respiratory Care Program

  • $400 per GEN credit
  • $450 per RC credit
  • Total Tuition: $25,670

Other Associated Costs

  • Book Estimate: $1,365
  • Uniform & Shoe Estimate: $175
  • Supplies Estimate: $435
  • Credentialing Estimate: $390
  • $350 per GEN credit
  • $300 per NSG credit
  • $300 per Pre-requisite Credit
  • Total tuition: $11,700

Other associated costs:

  • Book estimate: $500 - $700
  • Computer supplies estimate: $1,200
  • $350 per GEN/HLT credit
  • $350 per SUR credit
  • Total tuition: $22,625

Other associated costs:

  • Book estimate: $741
  • Uniform & shoe estimate: $50
  • Credentialing estimate: Included included in tuition
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