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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


Student Employment Fair

Wednesday, September 11
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Student Services Center (SSC), Atrium

Interested in working on campus?  Increase your chances of getting hired by meeting with many offices that have open positions. Stop by the Student Employment Fair and see what job opportunities are available.

Be sure to complete your application online at 

For more information call (630) 942-2251 or email

Life Happens

Wednesday, September 25
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Student Services Center (SSC), Atrium

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 to find out how well you do when Life Happens! Maybe even win a prize or two!

For more information call (630) 942-2251 or email


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 will need to complete 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 2019
  4. For Subject enter  = Financial Aid
  5. For Course # enter =0100
  6. Click Submit
  7. Select the Presentation you wish to attend (Classroom or online via Blackboard)
  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 2019" in myACCESS.


  1. If you arrive 10 minutes after the classroom session has started you will need to reschedule.
  2. If you sign up for the Blackboard version it may take up to 24 hours from the time of registration for it to become available in your Blackboard.


PLEASE NOTE: The College of DuPage payment policy requires all students to pay in full at the time of registration or enroll into a payment plan. If you need to attend the loan presentation to be eligible for a deferred payment plan, you may make a request at the Cashier's Office to hold your classes. You will need to contact the Cashiers' Office and provide the date of your scheduled loan presentation. The Cashiers' Office has the discretion to hold your classes until the completion of your loan presentation. You may contact the Cashiers' Office at (630) 942-2206.

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

Regular Hours

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

Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.