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Tuition Payment Deadline:


All students have three (3) days, beginning the day after they register for classes, to make their tuition payments or enroll in a payment plan.   

For example, if you register for the upcoming semester on Monday, you have three days starting Tuesday to make payment arrangements. In this scenario, you must arrange tuition by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. If you add another class on Thursday, you have until the 11:59 p.m. on the following Sunday to arrange tuition.          


Students who do not meet this deadline will lose their spot in all registered classes. Adding a class after this 3-day deadline does not restore your original schedule. Students must re-register for all classes, if they are still open.          



In addition, if you have received a Financial Aid Verification Hold,, you can request a 10-day enrollment hold. This will allow you to hold registered classes for up to 10 days while you gather final financial aid requirements. Keep in mind that you can only make this request once per semesterAlso, allow up to 48 hours after your materials have been submitted for your financial aid to process and your holds to be released

Learn more in the tuition payment deadline FAQ​. If you still have questions, call 773-COLLEGE.                                                       

Where to find your payment deadline:    

Current students can find their individual tuition payment arrangement deadline by logging into their student portal at​.                                                          

Once logged in, you will see a notification in the Alerts/Tasks/Holds section:                                                           


Clicking on the words "Payment Deadline Reminder" will take you to the page shown below, where you will see your payment deadline:

If you have received a 10 day Financial Aid extension due to a financial aid verification hold, your reminder will look similar to the image below:                


Ways to Pay Yo​ur Tuition​                                  

Students​ have many different options for paying their 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. Students who make a partial payment without setting up a payment plan will be removed from their registered classes.                       
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 > Account Services > Make a Payment      
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.​                      

In Person       
To pay your tuition in person, please visit your college’s Business Office​.            


Learn about scholarship opportunities available through City Colleges or other organizations.                        

Vetera​ns Benefits

If you are a service member, veteran, or the a dependent of a veteran, we encourage you to connect with the Veterans Services Center at your college.                                                                                                                                    

Federal Direct Stud​ent Loans

You must request Federal Direct Loans in-person by visiting your college Financial Aid Office.                                                                    

Employer Tuition Reimbu​rsement

Many companies offer tuition assistance to their employees. Check with your employer's benefits department.                                                   

Tuitio​n Waivers

Some CCC students qualify for tuition waivers                                                       
Undocumented Stud​​ents                                             
See our Undocumented Student Resources page for information specific to your situation. ​                                                                     

City Colleges of Chicago - Chicago Housing Authority Par​tners in Education Program

Through a partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and City Colleges, CHA residents and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program participants are eligible to take college classes at low or no cost.                                                                           

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


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