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Costs, Scholarships & Aid

Student Emergency Relief Fund

The College has established a Student Emergency Relief Fund to provide assistance to students who are financially struggling as a result of the pandemic. Students who are in need can apply at


The cost of college is a concern for nearly every student and family. You need to have a plan for meeting your tuition responsibilities. Few people have the resources to simply write a check for the full cost of tuition each semester.

College of DuPage provides a comprehensive range of services that help to bridge the gap between the financial resources of students and their families and the cost of education, helping to eliminate the economic barrier in obtaining a college education.

Students attending College of DuPage are strongly encouraged to apply for financial assistance in the form of federal grants, state grants, Federal Work Study, scholarships and Federal Direct Loans.

Payment Policy

College of DuPage requires all students to enroll in a payment plan or pay their account balance in full at the time of registration. If you have not enrolled in a payment plan, or your account balance is not paid in full at the time of registration, you may be dropped from your classes for the amount owed. For more information, please visit the Payment Policy page.