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Housing & Transportation


Rend Lake College does not own housing. However, there are many privately owned housing options for students looking to live in a community near the Ina Campus. Some cities and towns near Ina include Bonnie, Benton, Sesser, Mt. Vernon, Whittington and Ewing. View a map.

Disclaimer: The facilities for sale/rent listed below are privately owned. They are not assets of Rend Lake College.

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Apple Tree Apartment Rentals (618) 437-5735
Ina, IL 62846

• Three Bedroom Downstairs Apartment for three students. Includes: all utilities, internet, satellite, dishwasher, washer/dryer, screened deck, large fenced yard. First month rent, last month rent, security deposit; and credit check.
• Large One Bedroom Furnished Split Upstairs Apartment for two students. Includes: all utilities, internet, satellite, washer/dryer, screened deck, fenced yard. First month rent, last month rent, security deposit; and credit check.
• Efficiency Apartment for one student. Includes: all utilities, internet, satellite, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fenced yard. First month rent, last month rent, security deposit; and credit check.

Bonnie House Rental (217) 783-6542 or (217) 246-6547
5003 N. Cherryville Lane
Bonnie, IL 62816

Two bedroom home for rent. Nice neighborhood, 11 minutes from RLC, furnished, would potentially hold 3 students. Deposit and references required.

Chesterfield Village (618) 242-7534
4201 Valley Forge Rd.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Students may rent only if parent/guardian will co-sign. They offer a studio at $512, a one bedroom at $582, or a two bedroom at $682 with a 12 month lease. There is an application fee of $30. Down deposit is one month rent. No pets allowed.

Economy Inn (618) 214-1715
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

• American owned inn. Clean and quite rooms, all utilities furnished, plus large Ref, TV, HBO, Micro, Furniture, phone, laundry, private mailboxes, starting at $185 plus tax per week. Can work out other payment plans for students.
• House for rent. Excellent location, two bedrooms, with refrigerator and stove, central heating and a/c, with storage shed. $450/month + deposit.
• House for rent. Excellent location, one bedroom with full basement and garage, appliances, new paint and carpet. $485/month + deposit.

Hill City Apartments (618) 534-3373
Benton, IL 62812

1 and 2 bedroom apartments, no pets. Leased at owners discretion.

Martlet Star (312)-404-1212
Benton, IL
Contact: Ask for Mr. Quincy

Rooms for rent. Prices range from $460 per month with $300 deposit. 10 month lease or negotiable. Fully furnished with all necessary appliances. All utilities included, including basic cable and Wi-Fi internet. No pets.

Rend Lake Apartments (314) 749-0243
Ina, IL 62846

Within walking distance to campus. 2 Bedroom/2 bath Student Apartment. Located just south of Rend Lake College. Contact Steve.


MetroTravelGuide - Provides a map of hotels within 15 miles of the Rend Lake College Main Campus



Are you looking for transportation to and from Rend Lake College?

Students can charge South Central Transit (SCT) money cards to their financial aid if they have funds remaining after their direct expenses with the college have been paid. SCT is a public shuttle that services Franklin and Jefferson counties. They have many pick-up and drop-off points within those counties.

Bus Route Maps

Please visit the SCT website at and download your route in the lower left at the bottom of the page. 

Bus passes are available for purchase. If you are interested in using your extra financial aid funds to purchase an SCT money card, please contact RLC Financial Aid.  

SCT Money Card

South Central Transit Monday Card Fare Information

Visit SCT website for full fare information:

Discounts are provided for veterans, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, children, and those who purchase Money Cards.


Student Services
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1343
Email Student Services
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Student Services
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Student Services

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