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Ways to pay for your education

Tuition Payment Deadline      
Credit students must demonstrate a verified way to pay for their classes by the deadline below to remain in their registered classes. If they fail to meet that deadline, they will be removed from their classes.         

Fall 2019 Deadline: Monday, August 12 at 11:59 p.m.       

Students who register for classes after August 12th have three calendar days to verify their payment. ​For example: If you register on Thursday, then Thursday is Day 1. Friday is Day 2. Saturday is Day 3, and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday is your payment deadline.

To learn more about the tuition payment deadline, please take a look at our frequently asked questions. Still  have questions? Call 773-COLLEGE.

You​ have many different option for paying your CCC tuition costs​.            

Financial Aid
We encourage all eligible students to complete the FAFSA as early as possible and determine whether you qualify for federal and state financial aid. See our step-by-step guide on applying for financial aid or receive in-person help at any CCC Financial Aid Office.             

Set up a Payment Plan             
CCC offers a monthly payment plan, which requires a credit card or a checking account. To set up a payment plan:             
Log in to with your CCC username and password             
Click on Student Finance Account > Account Services > Enroll in Payment Plan 
Pay Your Tuition in Full             
This requires a credit card or a checking account. To pay your tuition in full:             
Log in to with your CCC username and password             
Click on Student Finance Account > Make a Payment
In person            
Please bring payment (cash, check, money order) to your college’s Business Office window. Note: Self-serve computers are also available to make credit card payments.             
NOTE: If you're having trouble with your online payment, please check your browser. Microsoft Edge may give you an error message. Chrome is the preferred browser to use when making tuition payments.
Learn about scholarship opportunities available through City Colleges or other organizations.            
Veterans Benefits             
If you are a service member, veteran or a dependent of a veteran, we encourage you to connect with the Veterans Services Center at your college.             
Federal Direct Student Loans             
You must request Federal Direct Loans in-person by visiting your college Financial Aid Office.             
Employer Tuition Reimbursement             
Many companies offer tuition assistance to their employees. Check with your employer benefits department. 
Tuition Waivers             
Some CCC students qualify for tuition waivers
Undocumented Students             
See our Undocumented Student Resources page for information specific to your situation. ​            

City Colleges of Chicago - Chicago Housing Authority Partners in Education Program 

Through a partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), CHA residents and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program participants are eligible for quality training and educational opportunities at low or no cost.           

Visit the Partners in Education​ page for more information regarding program requirements and how to get started.