Tuition and Financial Aid
All College of DuPage students are required to pay their account in full or sign up for a one of our payment plans at the time of registration. You'll find important information about course costs and payment options here.
Current Tuition and Fees
Students should visit the Tuition and Fees page on the main college site for the most updated information on tuition.
With few exceptions, tuition for online courses is the same price for students regardless of where they reside, as in-district/out-of-district tuition rates do not apply to online courses.
Students should also be aware that all online courses are assessed a fee of $57.50 per course.
Additionally, some courses may have lab fees associated with them. Check in myACCESS to see what fees the courses you want to enroll in may require.
It also pays to be proactive about registration-- $10 Late Registration Fee will be charged for each class registered on or after its start date.
Keep in mind that 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 a payment plan. 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.
Online courses are eligible for many of the same financial aid and grant programs as traditional courses. Students may be able to find significant help towards paying for their degrees through these programs. In fact, financial assistance is not uncommon at COD: about a third of our students receive some form of financial aid.
To find out if you may qualify for scholarships or grants, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Keep in mind that many financial aid applications have deadlines and/or limited funds, so you'll need to fill them out and submit them as soon as possible.
Additionally, all students are advised to fill out the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). This form will let students know what kind of federal aid and loans they will qualify for based on their family or individual income.