Financial Aid Workshops and Events

Plan now to attend one or more of the following events offered through the COD Office of Student Financial Assistance. For further information, call (630) 942-2251 or email 


Life Happens!

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

10am to 2pm in Student Services Center Atrium (SSC)

The Office of Student Financial Assistance will be hosting an interactive event called Life Happens! Students will visit the different stations of life as they travel through career, family and lifestyle choices.  Which of these aspects of life can be carefully planned?  Which are determined by the spin of a wheel or the roll of the dice?  Stop by and find out how well you do when Life Happens!

Let's Talk Money Sessions

The Office of Student Financial Assistance and US Bank are offering various information sessions geared toward helping you become more financially savvy.

Smart Borrowing Loan Presentations

Students who have received an award letter and wish to accept any portion of their Unsubsidized Loan and/or have been identified as a High Loan student on their award letter are required to attend a Smart Borrowing Loan Presentation.  To register for a Smart Borrowing Loan Presentation, you MUST have received your award letter.

To register for a Smart Borrowing Loan Presentation, please complete the following steps in your myACCESS:

1)      Log into myACCESS

2)      Click on Search/Select Classes

3)      For Term enter Orientation 2016

4)      For Subject enter  = Financial Aid

5)      For Course # enter =0100

6)      Click Submit

7)      Select the Presentation you wish to attend

8)      Under Action, be sure to then click Register in the drop down box.  If you do not click Register then you are not registered for the presentation.

To review your registration, click on "Class Schedule" and select "Orientation 2016" in myACCESS.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you arrive 10 minutes after the session has started you will need to reschedule.

NOTE:  Registration for this course does not automatically grant you a hold on your classes. If you have not signed up for a payment plan and need a hold on your classes until have attended the presentation and accepted your loan, YOU will have to take a copy of your class schedule to the Cashier's Office to request the hold. Any hold granted is at the discretion of the Cashier's Office.

For Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, call (630) 942-2141 (voice) or (630) 858-9692 (TDD).

Contact Information

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220, (630) 942-2251
Fax: (630) 942-2151


Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.