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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 Admi​ssions Office at the college to which you applied.     

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


         

1. Submit through your student portal at my.ccc.edu
       

Log in to my.ccc.edu and click on “Profile,” then select “Proof of Residency Documents,” upload approved documents listed below to your portal. Your documents will be reviewed within 1-2 business days.​     

  • Documents must submitted in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG. 
  • If you are submitting your official CPS transcript for verification, you must send an official transcript from your high school
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 using one of the methods above.     

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. This step applies to Early College students.         


         

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 or City of Chicago 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
​Definition of an Independent Student. CCC uses Federal Student Aid’s definition of an independent student. A student is considered independent if one or more of the following applies: 
    • ​​​​​​is over the age of 24;
    • is married; 
    • is a ward of the court or an orphan; 
    • has dependents he/she is providing at least half the financial support for;
    • is an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    • is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces; 
    • is in a documented homelessness situation; 
    • is emancipated in the State of Illinois;
    • or has been declared independent by the Director of Financial Aid.​

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. Or if you currently attend a CPS high school, you can ask your counselor to send your official transcripts to the Admissions Office at the college to which you applied.  For more information, see the Early College Program.
  

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