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District 502 Residency

Students who live within Community College District 502 for at least 30 days immediately prior to the beginning of the semester are classified as residents of the College of DuPage district. Those students are charged tuition according to the in-district tuition rate. Students who live outside Community College District 502 that have changed residency to in-district must provide proof to receive the in-district tuition rate.

Residents of District 502 Border Communities

Only a portion of the following communities are located within College of DuPage/Community College District 502:

      • Aurora
      • Bolingbrook
      • Brookfield
      • Carol Stream
      • Elk Grove Village
      • Hanover Park
      • Plainfield
      • Roselle
      • West Chicago
      • Willow Springs

Students residing in these communities will be marked as out of district and charged tuition accordingly. To find out whether you reside in district, please contact Student Registration Services (SSC 2221) 630-942-2377. If it is determined that you live in district, your status will be changed to in district.

Proof of Residency

Students must provide two items from the list below to change residency from out-of-district/state to in-district. The student’s name, address and a current date must be printed on each item. Printouts from the internet are not acceptable. The two items must demonstrate an in-district address for at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the term. Students who obtain residency within the district for reasons other than attending College of DuPage are exempt from the 30-day requirement. No adjustments will be made after midterm of the current term.

  1. Valid Driver’s license or state I.D. card
  2. Current Lease (signed by both lessee & lessor with contact phone number for verification)
  3. Contract for sale of a home
  4. Bank Statement
  5. Bills (utility, medical, insurance, credit card, cell phone) dated within a 30-day period. No printouts from the Internet are acceptable.
  6. Automobile registration
  7. Tax bill for District 502
  8. Paycheck stub

Students should submit documentation to the Office of Student Registration Services, Student Services Center, (SSC) 2221.

Out-of-District Resident

Students are classified as out-of-district if their home is within the state of Illinois but outside the College of DuPage district. Students are charged tuition according to the out-of-district tuition rate.

Out-of-State Resident

Students are classified as out-of-state if they have not lived within the state of Illinois for at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester or have declared their permanent residence to be outside the state of Illinois. Students are charged tuition according to the out-of-state tuition rate.

International Resident

Students whose permanent residences are outside the United States and who wish to attend College of DuPage while on a student visa are classified as international residents. Students are charged tuition according to the out-of-state tuition rate. 

Special Residency Classifications


Employed Full-Time in-District

Students who reside outside the College of DuPage district, but are employed full time within the district, may be entitled to the in-district tuition rate. Final decisions on residency status are made by the Office of Student Registration Services. No tuition adjustments are made after mid-term.

To be eligible for in-district tuition, a student must provide a letter to the Office of Student Registration Services, Student Services Center, (SSC) Room 2221. The requirements for the letter are as follows:

  1. The letter must be written on company letterhead and include the company name, in-district address and phone number. It must be signed and dated by a supervisor, owner or representative of the Human Resources Department of the company.
  2. The letter needs to contain the student's name, social security number or student ID and start date with the company. It must state that the student is a full-time employee working at least 35 hours per week. A letter must be provided each semester and will be verified with the employer.

 

Chargebacks and Cooperative Agreements


Outgoing Chargebacks/Cooperative Agreements

Students residing in District 502 who wish to enroll in an approved program of study not offered by the College of DuPage, may be eligible for a chargeback or a cooperative agreement to attend another community college in Illinois that offers that curriculum. A student approved for a chargeback or cooperative agreement will be entitled to that college's in-district tuition rates. (Board Policy 25-50).Applications for chargebacks and cooperative agreements must be filed 30 calendar days prior to the start of term. Single courses, developmental courses, non-credit courses, and Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees do not qualify for chargebacks. For information on applying for a chargeback or cooperative agreement, please contact the Office of Student Registration Services, Student Services Center, (SSC) 2221 or call (630) 942-2377.

Incoming Chargebacks/Cooperative Agreements

Individuals who want to enroll in an Associate in Applied Science degree or certificate program not offered by their own community college may apply for a chargeback or cooperative agreement. Students must apply through their own community college at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the term for which they intend to enroll at College of DuPage. Chargebacks and cooperative agreements are available for community colleges within the State of Illinois. Most community college districts do not approve chargebacks for single courses, developmental courses or non-credit courses.