Financial Aid Dates

Payment Policy at COD

College of DuPage requires all students to pay their account balance in full or enroll in one of our flexible payment plans at the time of registration. If your account balance is not paid in full at the time of registration, or you have not enrolled in a payment plan, you may be dropped from your classes for the amount owed.  Students receiving financial aid (i.e., grants and loans) may be eligible to enroll in the College's Deferred Payment Plan. Eligibility for the Deferred Payment Plan is dependent upon your financial aid status at the time you register. View Payment Plan information.

Financial Aid Refund Checks

College of DuPage provides notification via email to students when refunds are issued on a student's account.  Student account refunds may be issued via direct deposit, credit card, or paper check. College of DuPage's preferred refund method is direct deposit (also known as eRefunds). Enrollment is free and can be done through the student portal. Read more about enrolling in direct deposit.

Important Financial Aid Dates

Students can file the 2023-2024 FAFSA online at studentaid.gov

Students can file the 2023-2024 Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid online at isac.org

Apply for Spring Semester 2023 Scholarships online at cod.academicworks.com

If you need help in completing your 2023-2024 or 2022-2023 FAFSA, stop by Student Services Center Room 1231 for assistance. Our FAFSA Lab will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you need help in completing your 2023-2024 or 2022-2023 FAFSA, stop by Student Services Center Room 1231 for assistance. Our FAFSA Lab will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their financial aid for the Spring Semester 2023. Students must be in Good Standing, have a Financial Aid Offer Letter in their Self Service and available funds for books.

This is the earliest the following financial aid funds will be disbursed to your student account to cover any outstanding tuition and/or book charges for Spring Semester 2023. 

  • Pell, SEOG and MAP Grants
    Students who are enrolled in 2nd 12-week or 2nd 8-week sessions will have their grants disbursed after each session starts and attendance is confirmed.
  • Scholarships
    Students who are enrolled in 2nd 12-week or 2nd 8-week sessions will have their Scholarships disbursed after each session starts and attendance is confirmed.


Any grant funds in excess of tuition and book charges will be refunded to you in about 10 to 14 business days later.  Students are encouraged to sign up for eRefunds through inside.cod.edu

This is the earliest the Federal Direct Loan funds will be disbursed to your student account to cover any outstanding tuition and/or book charges for Spring Semester 2023. 

  • Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans
    • Scenario 1: Students who are enrolled in at least 6 eligible credit hours for 16-week, 1st 12- week, or 1st 8-week sessions.
    • Scenario 2: Students who are enrolled in at least 6 eligible credit hours for only the 2nd 12-week of 2nd 8-week session will not have their loans disburse until after those sessions have started and attendance is confirmed.
    • Scenario 3: Students who are enrolled in a combination of a 16-week, 1st 12-week, 1st 8-week session, 2nd 12-week, or 2nd 8-week session will not have their loans disburse until after 6 eligible credit hours have started and attendance is confirmed.

Any loan funds in excess of tuition and book charges will be refunded to you in about 10 to 14 business days later.  Students are encouraged to sign up for eRefunds through inside.cod.edu

This is the last day eligible students can use available financial aid funds in the Bookstore for Spring Semester 2023.