StudentServices 2 snowbird main art

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.

Housing Listed ▼

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

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 $455, a one bedroom at $525, or a two bedroom at $625 with a 10 month lease. There is an application fee of $35. Down deposit is one month rent. No pets allowed.

Christopher Rental (618) 218-2896 or (618) 724-9550
Christopher, IL 62822

Three mobile homes- 2 bedroom, clean. No pets. Washer and Dryer, Water, Trash, will cut grass included, only needs furniture. $325/month

Crossroads Mobile Homes
DuQuoin, IL

For rent, nice mobile homes. 2 bedrooms, all appliances included. $325 and up, must have references.

Du Quoin House Rental (618) 542-6643
DuQuoin, IL 62832

Ground level, large efficiency, everything included, stackable washer/dryer, window unit. Three rooms, large walk-in closet. Call Christy Hottes. $595/month + deposit. Electric, trash, water included.

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

1. Clean and quiet rooms. All utilities furnished, plus large Ref, TV, HBO, Micro, Furniture, phone, laundry, private mailboxes. Starting at $125 plus tax per week. Can work out other payment plans for students.
2. House for rent. Excellent location, two bedrooms, with refrigerator and stove, central heating and a/c, with storage shed. $450/month + deposit.
3. House for rent. Excellent location, one bedroom with full basement and garage, appliances, new paint and carpet. $485/month + deposit.
Eldorado (618) 499-0802
4. 1 bedroom apartment, clean, nice location, $300/month, no pets!!

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

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

Marion House Rental (618) 993-5904 or (618) 997-4401
110 South Ewan Street
Marion, IL 62959

Two bedroom, stove, Ref, dishwasher, utility room, carport, central heating and air. Five years old. $550/month + Deposit

Marion House Rental (618) 964-1735
501 S. Reeds St.
Marion, IL 62959

Two bedrooms, one bathroom, with deposit, dishwasher, washer and dryer, garages, no steps. No Pets. 6 month lease. $480/month + $400 deposit

Martlet Star (630) 835-4790 or (618) 438-0411
Benton, IL 62812

Rooms for rent. Prices range $350-$600 per month with $300 deposit. 10 month lease. Fully furnished with all necessary appliances. All utilities included, including basic cable and wifi internet. 2 rooms handicapped accessible. No pets.

Mt. Vernon Room (618)322-1178

Very nice room for rent. Flat screen, furnished, WIFI and all utilities included. Private bath. Washer, dryer and kitchen access. $495.00 /month.

McCollum Real Estate (618) 435-5531

No apartments, only houses. Prices vary per house. No pets. Do rent to students who meet their criteria. Interested applicants will be placed on a waiting list as rentals become available.

Mobile Home for Rent (618) 731-0181
Bonnie IL 62816

Mobile home for rent near Bonnie Saddle Club, background check required.

Mobile Homes 218-2896 or 724-9550
Christopher, IL

2 bedroom mobile homes, quiet area, no pets, perfect for 1 or 2 people. Rooms are $285 and up, with references.

Paul Inkhart (415) 663-7201

  • Fabulous one bedroom Apartment for rent, located near Rend Lake College. The apartment is very close to all amenities.The apartment comprises of a large bedroom, fully fitted bathroom with a shower,w/c,large open plan living room with wooden flooring. Fully fitted and equipped kitchen. It also benefit from an off-street parking. Pictures are Available upon request.
  • Spacious 1 bedroom apartment near Rend Lake College
    1420 N Della St, Benton, IL 62812
  • 724 ft2, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Dish washer, Washer/dryer in the unit, Hardwood flooring, fireplace, cable tv, wifi.
  • Less than 10 miles from campus
  • Availability : Now
  • Rent $550, Deposit $550, Utilities : all bills included, Pets are negotiable and smoking outside only
  • Lease term : Negotiable
  • Contact: Paul Hart, 415-663-7201,

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

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

Southgate Apartments (618) 244-1225
2712 Brownsville Rd
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

1- 2 bedrooms, $450-550 /month. Water and sewer included. With approval.

Westmont Apartments (618) 242-8366
3415 Westmont St
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

1-2 bedrooms, $525/month

Zeigler (618) 937-6045 or (618) 218-9115

2 bedroom, all appliance included. $410/month. Water/Trash/Lawn Care included.


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 one week before the start of classes each semester. If you are interested in using your extra financial aid funds to purchase an SCT money card, please contact Rachel Sveda-Webb 

SCT Money Card

South Central Transit $50.00 Money Card
Valid for use with all services provided by SCT.
$50.00 Money Card contains 34 - $1.00 fares and 48 - 50¢ fares. Clients who purchase the entire card will receive $8.00 in additional monies via card value.
Money Card expires only upon the entire use of the purchased value and must be presented to SCT driver at time of each boarding for validation. 
Senior Citizens, Disabled, Military and Veterans with proper ID are eligible for the following discount: 
No discount will be given on the $10.00 squares.
The $30.00 square will be discounted to $15.00. 
Proper forms of ID:
Senior Citizen (60 & over) *** State issued ID card or Drivers License
Persons w/Disabilities *** State issued ID card
Military/Veteran *** Department of Veterans Affairs photo ID or a DD214 Military Form along with a State issued ID card


Student Services
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1343

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

late night advisement promo sq