Tuition & Fees

Business Office
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Ph: 815-825-2086, ext. 3410
Fax: 815-825-2091
busserv@kishwaukeecollege.edu
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Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4 pm

Tuition

In-District Students - $119.00

Students are considered residents of the district if their legal residence is within the boundaries of District #523 for at least 30 days immediately prior to the start of the term for which they wish to register. However, students who have moved from an out-of-district or out-of-state residence to an in-district residence for reasons other than attending Kishwaukee College are exempt from the 30-day requirement. District #523 boundaries include the high school districts of DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha at Kirkland, Indian Creek (formerly Shabbona and Waterman), Rochelle, and Sycamore. Also included are individuals residing in the eastern half of the Oregon Community District #220, and the residents of that portion of Lee Center Community District #271, lying east of the West Brooklyn spur (Paw Paw High School attendance center). The Admissions, Registration, and Records Office will make the final determination of residency status.

Employment in the District: Students who are not residents of Kishwaukee College District 523 but who are employed full-time (35 hours per week) in the district are eligible for in-district tuition and fees. To qualify, a letter must be on file in the Admissions, Registration and Records Office each semester prior to the student’s registration. The letter must be written on company stationary and must be signed by either the supervisor or the director of human resources.

Out-Of-District Students - $311.00

If your legal residence is outside District 523 but within the State of Illinois, you are considered to be an out-of-district resident. If your course or program enrollment does not qualify under Chargebacks/Joint Agreements, variable tuition eligibility, in-district employment waiver, or other waivers you will be charged out-of-district tuition. Students enrolling in on-line courses offered by Kishwaukee College will be charged in-district tuition for the on-line courses.

Out-of-State Students/Foreign Country Resident - $501.00

If you are a legal resident of another state, you will be classified as an out-of-state- resident and charged the out-of-state tuition. If you are a citizen of another country and will apply for admission to Kishwaukee College as an international student, you will be charged the foreign student tuition. Students enrolling in on-line courses offered by Kishwaukee College will be charged in-district tuition for the on-line courses.

Cooperative Agreements, Tuition Chargebacks, & Authorization For Partial Student Support-Chargeback

Students of Kishwaukee College District 523 who wish to pursue an occupational degree or certificate not available at Kishwaukee College may be able to do so through a cooperative agreement or chargeback.

Kishwaukee College has cooperative/joint educational agreements with several community college districts. These agreements allow a resident of the Kishwaukee College District 523 to take any approved occupational program not offered by Kishwaukee College at the in-district tuition of the college that offers the program. A Cooperative Agreement form signed by the Director of Admissions, Registration, and Records is required. If approved, the cooperative agreement is valid for one academic year (including summer).

The Application for Cooperative Agreement is available in the Admissions, Registration, and Records Office. To request an Application and further information, please call Jackie King at 815-825-2086, ext. 2740 or e-mail us. The Application for Cooperative Agreement must be received and processed 30 days prior to the beginning of the term.

Students from other community colleges, who wish to enroll at Kishwaukee College through the cooperative/joint education agreement, should contact the Admissions office at their community college.

Note: Tuition rates and fees are subject to change by the College without prior notice.

Student Fees

Registration Fee (per course) $6.00

Student Activity Fee (per semester hour) $6.00

Technology Fee (per semester hour) $6.00

Online/Hybrid Course Fee (per course-included in course cost) $30.00

Note: Some courses have additional course fees assessed.

Senior Citizens

Residents of Kishwaukee College District 523 who are 60 years of age at the time of registration are not charged tuition for college credit courses. They must still pay the Registration Fee, Technology Fee, Student Activity Fee and any Course Fees. Senior citizens registering for non-credit courses must pay the full cost of the course. Senior citizens on a Cooperative Agreement must pay the full cost of the course.

Payment Options

Kishwaukee College offers several convenient ways to pay for tuition & fees:

  • cash, check, credit card, and e-check. Payment can be made by mail, in person, by phone, or online through the student myKC. Note: A 2.5% fee is charged on all credit & debit card transactions that take place within the Business Office & online. A 2.75% fee is charged on all credit & debit card transactions within KIPP/DFAPP.
  • KIPP (Kishwaukee College Installment Payment Plan): This is a great way to manage your payments. You can spread installments over as many as six months. There is a non-refundable enrollment fee of $50 per semester. More information can be found here.
  • Financial Aid: Apply early. This money is awarded to you to help pay for college expenses, including tuition and fees, books, and supplies. Types of aid include federal and student aid (fafsa.ed.gov) including grants, loans, Kishwaukee College Foundation scholarships and military/veteran benefits.

NOTE: If you plan to use financial aid to cover your tuition and fees, you must set up a deferred financial aid payment plan (DFAPP), which will go into effect if you do not receive your financial aid or your aid does not cover your entire bill. There is a $50 non refundable enrollment fee per semester, but ist only charged if the plan goes into effect.

Deferred Financial Aid Payment Plan Eligibility:

  • Students must have a FAFSA form on file in the Kishwaukee College Financial Aid office and have an EFC below 3001
  • Student who have been awarded a Federal Direct Student Loan
  • Veteran students who have veteran educational benefits awarded to them at Kishwaukee College
  • Students must not be in default of a student loan and meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress (see financial aid for more details)

For more information visit www.MyCollegePaymentPlan.com/kcdeferred

Payment Calendar

Guarantee your schedule of classes! Make payment by these dates to avoid being dropped from classes.

Summer 2015

Date

Get Familiar With

If registering on/before May 18, 2015
Date to complete financial aid for priority consideration April 1 FAFSA
Pay in full May 18 by midnight Payment options
Enroll in KIPP May 18 by midnight How to enroll
If registering after May 18, 2015
Pay in full by midnight of the day you register Payment options
Enroll in KIPP by midnight of the day you register How to enroll

Fall 2015

Date

Get Familiar With

If registering on/before July 21, 2015
Date to complete financial aid for priority consideration July 1 FAFSA
Pay in full July 21 by midnight Payment options
Enroll in KIPP July 21 by midnight How to enroll
If registering after July 21, 2015
Pay in full by midnight of the day you register Payment options
Enroll in KIPP by midnight of the day you register How to enroll

 

Spring 2016

Date

Get Familiar With

If registering on/before December 15, 2015
Date to complete financial aid for priority consideration November 1 FAFSA
Pay in full December 15 by midnight Payment options
Enroll in KIPP December 15 by midnight How to enroll
If registering after December 15, 2015
Pay in full by midnight of the day you register Payment options
Enroll in KIPP by midnight of the day you register How to enroll

Nonsufficient Funds

For any payment that is returned for any reason, you will be sent a notification informing you of the amount due and how to pay. A returned charge of $25 will be applied to your account.

Past Due Balances

If you have a balance due, your account will be placed on a financial hold. This means you will be unable to:

  • Get transcripts
  • Enroll in classes

All uncollected accounts will get turned over to a collection agency. This will adversely affect your credit rating. Please do not enroll in KIPP unless you are confident you can fulfill your payment obligations.

Refund Policy

A 100% refund will be granted for classes dropped within the first 6% of the course, as measured using the start and end dates of each course. A 50% refund will be granted for classes dropped after 6% of the course has expired but within the first 12% of the course. The exact drop dates for each course can be found on the student schedule, bill and online using KishSOS.

How Should I Calculate My College Budget?

2014-2015 Financial Aid Budgets

With Parents

Tuition and Fees: $3,760*
Books and Supplies: $1,300
Transportation: $2,700**
Room and Board: $2,340
Personal: $1,000***

TOTAL: $11,100

Separate Residence

Tuition and Fees: $3,760*
Books and Supplies: $1,300
Transportation: $2,700**
Room and Board: $8,240
Personal: $1,000***

TOTAL: $17,000

* In-district tuition and fees based on $113 per credit hour for 15 credit hours per term.
** Transportation based on 30 miles daily at $.56 per mile x 80 days per semester
*** Personal clothing, hygiene, insurance, etc.

2015-2016 Financial Aid Budgets

With Parents

Tuition and Fees: $5,400*
Books and Supplies: $1,450
Transportation: $2,760**
Room and Board: $1,540
Personal: $1,150***

TOTAL: $12,300

Separate Residence

Tuition and Fees: $5,400*
Books and Supplies: $1,450
Transportation: $2,760**
Room and Board: $5,500
Personal: $1,150***

TOTAL: $16,260

* In-district tuition and fees based on $119 per credit hour for 15 credit hours per term plus an average course fee charge.
** Transportation based on 30 miles daily at $.575 per mile x 80 days per semester
*** Personal clothing, hygiene, insurance, etc.

 

Adult Basic/Secondary Education Students

The Illinois Community College Board has provided funding for eligible Adult Basic/Secondary ESL classes. Contact the Kishwaukee College Adult Education Office 815-825-2086, ext. 3180, for more information.

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