As students prepare to register for summer and fall semesters at College of DuPage, we have conversations about tuition, textbooks, materials and fees. The cost of education has risen dramatically and students need to be aware of what they are paying for. Surprisingly, even online courses have fees attached.
On our College of DuPage website there is a detailed explanation of costs:
Apply and pay fees.
Once you’re logged in, you will be able to begin your online application. If you are a returning student who has taken even one for-credit class, you do not need to reapply. New students and those who have previously only taken non-credit courses must complete this form in its entirety. Those looking to take courses in the Health Sciences will need to complete an additional Health Sciences Admission Packet. Please contact Admissions and Outreach if you have any questions about this process or need assistance.
When you apply, you will also need to pay a $20 non-refundable admissions recording fee. Those who are filling out a Health Sciences application in addition to the standard application will be accessed an additional $50 fee. Your application is not considered complete until payment has been made.
Tuition (Spring Term 2016)
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
For residents of District 502*:
$135 per credit hour ($102.15 tuition, plus $32.85 fee)
For senior citizens who are residents of District 502:
$67.50 per credit hour
Senior Citizens (age 65 or over) who are residents of District 502 will be charged $67.50 per credit hour plus any lab fees.
For out-of-district Illinois residents:
$322 per credit hour
Out-of-district Illinois residents who present authorization from their community college district for an approved program will be charged $135 per credit hour. In the event that a class or program is not fully funded, you are responsible for payment of the balance due.
For non-residents of the state of Illinois:
$392 per credit hour
For residents of District 502 AUDIT:
$151 per credit hour
For out-of-district Illinois residents AUDIT:
$392 per credit hour
$135 per credit hour
An internet course fee of $57.50 is charged per course.