Tuition & Financial Aid
Paying for Your Education
College of DuPage is the most cost-effective path to the career of your dreams. Visit the Tuition page for the current tuition rate.
Regardless of our educational value, we understand that paying the cost of a college education is a concern for nearly every student and family. Few people have the resources to simply write a check for the full cost of tuition each semester. That’s why it is important to have a solid plan for covering your tuition responsibilities.
Links above provide an overview of our payment policy, payment options and plans, applying for state and federal financial aid and grants, and links to a variety of tuition planning and assistance resources.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance provides a comprehensive range of services that bridge the gap between the financial resources of students and their families and the cost of education at College of DuPage, helping eliminate the economic barrier to obtaining an education.
Students are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid in the form of federal grants, state grants, Federal Work Study, and Federal Stafford Loans. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, online at www.fafsa.gov.
COD CashCourse® provides financial education resources for students. It’s online, it’s free, it’s noncommercial, and it’s brought to you by The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) – the only nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the well-being of all Americans. Visit the COD CashCourse® website
All College of DuPage students are required to pay their account in full or sign up for a one of our payment plans at time of registration. If your account is not paid in full at time of registration or you have not enrolled in a payment plan, you will be dropped from your classes for the amount owed. Simply do one of the following.
- Pay in full on MyACCESS by choosing the "Pay in Full" link under the Student Payment Info. Payments can be made in full via credit/debit card or checking/savings account.
- Pay in person at the cashier's office via cash, check or credit/debit card.
Cashier Office Information
Location: Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2525
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except end of May through 1st week of August when most College of DuPage offices are closed)
Phone: (630) 942-2206
(Eligibility for automatic payments is based on the status of your Financial Aid Award. If your Financial Aid application is incomplete when you register for classes you may not be able to take advantage of the deferred payment option.)
College of DuPage Title IV School Code: 006656
The Office of Student Financial Assistance provides a comprehensive range of services that bridge the gap between the financial resources of students and their families and the cost of education at College of DuPage, eliminating the economic barrier to obtaining an education.
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220, (630) 942-2251
Fax: (630) 942-2151
Fall Extended Evening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Aug. 18 to 21 and Aug. 25 to 28)
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fall Weekend Hours
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Aug. 16 and 23)
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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