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Residency Verification

Before you can register for classes at City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), you must verify your residency so that we may determine your tuition. The address on your verification documents MUST MATCH the address you provided on your CCC admission application. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at the college to which you applied.

Once you have applied to City Colleges, please verify your residency in one of the following five ways: 


1. In person

You may visit the Admissions Office at the college to which you applied and bring at least one of the approved documents listed below in either paper or electronic form (on your phone or other electronic device).

  • If you are unable to bring this in yourself, someone may bring it for you. 
  • The name and home address on the documents you provide must match what you put on your admission application.
  • If the home address we have on file for you does not match the document you provide, you must update your address at the Registrar’s Office. You will need to bring one of the documents below to update your address in the system.

OR

2. Email from your CCC student email address

You may email a copy of at least one of the approved documents listed below to the Admissions Office at the college to which you applied. You must use your CCC student email account.

  • It is best to send your document(s) as a PDF or JPEG.
  • We are unable to open any password protected or otherwise encrypted document.
  • If you send document(s) via a file sharing service such as Google Docs, please be sure to provide us with access to view them.

OR

3. Fax

You may fax a copy of at least one of the approved documents listed below to the Admissions Office at the college to which you applied.

  • The name and home address on the documents you provide must match what you put on your admission application.
  • If we need additional information, you may be asked to provide a date of birth, personal email, cell phone, or CCC ID number.

OR

4. Alternate Residency Certification

If your name does not appear on documents such as the mortgage/lease or utility bill for where you live, you may fill out and submit the Alternate Residency Certification to the Admissions Office at the college to which you applied. You may bring the form in person or send via fax or email.

OR

5. Electronic transcripts from your Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school

If you currently attend a CPS high school or have graduated from a CPS high school in the last nine months, you can ask your counselor to send your official transcripts to the Admissions Office at the college to which you applied.


Please provide at least one of the following approved documents to prove your residency:

Independent Students

Independent students must verify their residency by presenting at least one of the preferred documents in the student's name listed below:
  • Valid driver's license or State of Illinois identification card
  • Valid voter registration card
  • Copy of current lease or mortgage statement
  • Current utility bill (60 days or less): water, electric, gas, or home phone (mobile phone bills are not accepted
  • Foreign Consular ID card that includes a current address
  • Current orders or a letter from Command for military service persons
  • Signed letter on letterhead from a homeless shelter confirming residency in the shelter

Dependent Students


Dependent students are those who do not meet the definition of an independent student, above. Dependent students must verify residency by presenting the above (Independent Students) documents and/or the following document(s) in the parent’s name at the student's address:
  • Copy of current lease or mortgage statement
  • Current utility bill (60 days or less): water, electric, gas, or home phone (mobile phone bills are not accepted)
  • Early College students only: Valid high school issued student ID card. Students with a non-Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school ID card must also prove City of Chicago residency by submitting one or more residency verification documents. For more information, see the Early College Program.


 

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