Financial Aid Dates

*IMPORTANT NOTES*

 

  1. Payment Policy @ COD - 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 our convenient "Payment Plans". 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. Eligibility for the Deferred Payment Plan is dependent upon your financial aid status at the time you register.  
  2. Financial Aid refund checks - College of DuPage will no longer mail financial aid refund checks to students.  Students can sign up to receive their refunds electronically by signing up for eRefunds through their myACCESS.  Otherwise, students can pick up their refund checks at the Cashiers Office.

 

* IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DATES *


Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
2016-2017 FAFSA applications available online

Thursday, May 26, 2016 to Thursday, July 7, 2016
Bookstore Charges to Grants

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Pell Grant for the Summer Semester 2016. To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Received your 2015-2016 Award Letter in your myACCESS account
  • Be enrolled and academically engaged for classes for the Summer Semester 2016
  • Have financial aid funds in excess of tuition costs
  • Be in good standing with Financial Aid
  • Have a Bookstore Authorization Form on file authorizing financial aid to be used in the Bookstore. To check if you have an Authorization on file go to:

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016 to Thursday, July 7, 2016
Bookstore Charges to Loans

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Direct Loans for the Summer Semester 2016. To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:

    • Accepted your Federal Direct Loans in your myACCESS
    • Completed Entrance Loan Counseling
    • Completed a Master Promissory Note
    • Be enrolled and academically engaged in a minimum of 6 credit hours for Summer Semester 2016
    • Have financial aid funds in excess of tuition costs
    • Have a Bookstore Authorization Form on file authorizing financial aid to be used in the Bookstore. To check if you have an Authorization on file go to:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Semester 2016 begins

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The earliest the 1st disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funds will post to a student's account, if enrolled in 10 week session classes, for the Summer Semester 2016. If you are not enrolled in 10 week session classes, please view our listing of complete Loan Disbursement Dates. Any refund generated will be available in about 10 to 14 business days. 

To be eligible to receive a loan disbursement a student must:

    • Have accepted your loans in your myACCESS account
    • Have completed Entrance Loan Counseling
    • Have completed a Master Promissory Note
    • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours AND at least 6 credit hours worth of classes have started
    • Be attending and academically engaged in at least 6 credit hours
    • Be in good standing with Financial Aid

 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Deadline to submit SAP Appeals for the Summer Semester 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The earliest the 2nd disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funds will post to a student's account, if enrolled in 10 week session classes, for the Summer Semester 2016. If you are not enrolled in 10 week session classes, please view our listing of complete Loan Disbursement Dates. Any refund generated will be available in about 10 to 14 business days. 

To be eligible to receive a loan disbursement a student must:

    • Have accepted your loans in your myACCESS account
    • Have completed Entrance Loan Counseling
    • Have completed a Master Promissory Note
    • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours AND at least 6 credit hours worth of classes have started
    • Be attending and academically engaged in at least 6 credit hours
    • Be in good standing with Financial Aid

 

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Fall Semester 2016 begins

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Students can begin filing their 2017-2018 FAFSA applications for the Fall Semester 2017.

Contact Information


Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220, (630) 942-2251
Fax: (630) 942-2151

Summer Hours:

(through Friday, Aug. 12)
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday through Sunday: closed