Why Choose Heartland?

International students at Heartland

We have more than 5,000 students representing over 30 countries.

Your Heartland Experience

We realize you're looking for a school that's a perfect fit for you college, career and life goals. We offer:

Student Support

Our specialized international support team is ready to assist you through your entire experience. They can also arrange for health insurance, housingfree city bus access and other needs. While you are enrolled at Heartland, you will also have free access to:

  • an Academic English Language Program (AELP) to prepare you for college-level classes
  • free academic supports such as tutoring, a writing center, a research and citations lab
  • transfer support to help you make a smooth transitition to a university where you can continue your education 

Affordability

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Heartland Community College works very hard to keep tuition and fees highly affordable.

  • Heartland out-of-country tuition and fees are $9,936
  • Average public four-year university tuition and fees are $23,893*
  • Average private four-year university tuition and fees are $32,405*

Books, lodging and transportation costs are not included in these figures.

*Tuition and fees are based on one year of full-time status (12-credit hours per semester). It is common for international students at Heartland to take 15 credit hours per semester. Average tuition and fees for AY 15-16 are available at trends.collegeboard.org.

Life Beyond Heartland

Bloomington-Normal was recently promoted in an article by The Huffington Post, “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should”. It ranked high for its affordable rent, big city amenities and Midwest charm. Learn more about our community at the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

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Contact Us

International Admission

Email: international.admission@heartland.edu
Phone: 309-268-8010

Gavin Lee

Associate Director of International Programs
Primary Designated School Official (PDSO)
Email: gavin.lee@heartland.edu
Phone: 309-268-8043

Zach Petrea

Study Abroad/ICISP Representative
Email: zach.petrea@heartland.edu