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.

 

* IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DATES *


Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
2016-2017 FAFSA applications available online

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 to Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
Bookstore Charges to Grants

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Pell Grant for the Spring Semester 2016. To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Received your 2015-2016 Award Letter in your myACCESS account
  • Be enrolled and academically engaged for classes for the Spring Semester 2016
  • 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:

 

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 to Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
Bookstore Charges to Loans

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Direct Loans for the Spring Semester 2016. To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:

    • Accepted your Federal Direct 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 2016
    • 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:

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Spring Semester 2016 begins

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

2016 Financial Aid Workshop


Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

The earliest the 1st disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funds will post to a student's account, if enrolled in 16 week session classes, for the Spring Semester 2016. 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. 

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

 

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

Deadline to submit SAP Appeals for the Spring Semester 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

The earliest the 2nd disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funds will post to a student's account, if enrolled in 16 week session classes, for the Spring Semester 2016. 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. 

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

 

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.