Financial Aid Dates

*IMPORTANT NOTES*

 

  1. Payment Policy @ COD - All students are required to pay their tuition and fees at the time of registration. Students may pay by cash, check or credit card. Students unable to pay in full must enroll in our convenient "Payment Plans". Students receiving financial aid (i.e., grants and loans) must enroll in the College's Deferred Payment Plan. Direct links to these payment options are found in myACCESS. Eligibility for the Deferred Payment Plan is dependent upon your financial aid status at the time you register.  
  2. Financial Aid refund checks - College of DuPage will no longer mail financial aid refund checks to students. Students will have two choices: sign up for the US Bank debit card or pick up their check at the Cashier's Office.
  3. Book Vouchers - Book vouchers will now be automated.  Students who are eligible to purchase their books against their financial aid will be able to go to any cash register in the Bookstore.  Note: Students will need to know their student ID number (not their social security number), have a valid Photo ID and their class schedule.

 

* IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DATES *


Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
The 2015-2016 FAFSA Applications are available for the Fall Semester 2015 and Spring Semester 2016.  Students are strongly encouraged to file their 2015-2016 FAFSA by end of February.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 to Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Bookstore Charges to Grants

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Pell Grant for the Spring Semester 2015.  To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria:

    • Received your 2014-2015 Award Letter in your myACCESS account
    • Be enrolled and academically engaged for classes for the Spring Semester 2015
    • Have financial aid funds in excess of tuition costs
    • Be in good standing with Financial Aid
    • Have a Bookstore Authorization Form on file authorizing financial aid to be used in the Bookstore.  To check if you have an Authorization on file go to:

 

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 to Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Bookstore Charges to Loans

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Stafford Loans for the Spring Semester 2015.  To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:

    • Accepted your Federal Stafford Loans in your myACCESS
    • Completed Entrance Loan Counseling
    • Completed a Master Promissory Note
    • Be enrolled and academically engaged in a minimum of 6 credit hours for Spring Semester 2015
    • Have financial aid funds in excess of tuition costs
    • Have a Bookstore Authorization Form on file authorizing financial aid to be used in the Bookstore.  To check if you have an Authorization on file go to:

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Spring Semester 2015 begins

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

The earliest the 1st disbursement of loan funds will post to a student's
account, if enrolled in 16 week session classes for the Spring Semester 2015.. If you are not enrolled in 16 week session classes, please click here for additional disbursement information. Any refund generated will be available in about 10 to 14 business days. Please Note:Checks are no longer mailed. Checks must be picked up at the Cashiers Office. To be eligible to receive a loan disbursement a student must:

  • Have accepted your loans in your myACCESS account
  • Have completed Entrance Loan Counseling
  • Have completed a Master Promissory Note
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours AND at least 6 credit hours worth of classes have started
  • Be attending and academically engaged in at least 6 credit hours
  • Be in good standing with Financial Aid

 

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Deadline to submit SAP Appeals for the Spring Semester 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The earliest excess Pell funds will post to a student's account for the Spring Semester 2015.  Any refund generated will be available 10 to 14 business days later.  Please Note: Date may be subject to change!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The earliest the 2nd disbursement of loan funds will post to a student's
account, if enrolled in 16 week session classes for the Spring Semester 2015. If you are not enrolled in 16 week session classes, please click here for additional disbursement information. Any refund generated will be available in about 10 to 14 business days. Please Note: Checks are no longer mailed. Checks must be picked up at the Cashiers Office. To be eligible to receive a loan disbursement a student must:

  • Have accepted your loans in your myACCESS account
  • Have completed Entrance Loan Counseling
  • Have completed a Master Promissory Note
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours AND at least 6 credit hours worth of classes have started
  • Be attending and academically engaged in at least 6 credit hours
  • Be in good standing with Financial Aid

 

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
2015 Financial Aid Workshop
- more information to come later

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Game of Life
- SSC Atrium - more information to come later

 

 

Contact Information


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

Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.