Financial Information

Cost to Attend CLC

Many full-time students want to know what it will cost to attend CLC for an entire year. To help answer that question, the college has developed two standardized budgets for the 2022-23 school year. There may be minor variations in these numbers due to tuition increases or changes in federal guidelines. For changes in these figures, visit the Budget for Attending CLC section on the CLC website. Listed below are various fees and payment options for students.

Course Fees

Course fees are charged for some courses that incur extraordinary expenses for consumable supplies used by students or that have an unusual delivery system, e.g. private lessons.

Variable Tuition

Variable tuition is charged for some courses to offset the costs of these higher cost programs. Variable tuition is currently charged for courses in nursing, dental hygiene and massage therapy.

Additional Fees

Additional student expenses may be incurred for specific classes or specialized instruction as indicated in the current semester schedule of classes.

Method of Payment/Installment Plan

Students may pay for tuition and fees online using e-Check (automated debit to a personal checking or savings account) or by using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). Students may also pay at the Welcome and One Stop Center, Room B114, Grayslake Campus using cash, check, money order or credit card. Checks and money orders may also be mailed to the Student Accounting Office. CLC offers an Installment Payment Plan for scheduled payments during the semester. For details on the payment plan see “Paying for College” at www.clcillinois.edu/paying-for-college.

Approximate Student Budget for Students Not Living with Parent

Tuition and Fees

$4,200.00

Books and Supplies

$1,260.00

Room and Board

$13,500.00

Personal Expenses

$2,212.00

Transportation

$2,072.00

 Total

$23,244.00

Approximate Student Budget for Students Living with Parent

Tuition and Fees

$4,200.00

Books and Supplies

$1,260.00

Room and Board

$8,500.00

Personal Expenses

$2,212.00

Transportation

$2,072.00

Total

$18,244.00

 The costs listed above are based on attending two semesters (14 credit hours per semester) at in-district tuition rates. See also the out-of-district and out-of-state tuition rates to compute the tuition and fee components of your projected budget. Use these budgets as a tool to calculate your educational expenses. Keep in mind that they are average costs. Your actual costs will vary according to your tuition rate, the number of credit hours you take, the books you will need to purchase/rent and your living arrangements.

Drop for Non-Payment

  • Students who do not make payment arrangements by their due date are subject to being dropped from all classes. Students who set up an installment payment plan, pay 40% or more of their balance due, or have a balance due of $500 or less will not be dropped for nonpayment. The dates for the “drop for non-payment” process are publicized in the Schedule of Classes and on the website. The college will attempt to notify students who are dropped for non-payment, but it remains the student’s responsibility to check enrollment status.

  • Students who are dropped by this process before the term starts are eligible to re-enroll if seats are available. They must make payment arrangements by the new due date assigned. Students may not attend classes if they are not officially enrolled.

  • Students who are dropped by this process after the class has started may be reinstated. In order to be reinstated in the same classes, a student must contact the course instructor or division to receive class permission to enroll. Students who receive class permissions are responsible for enrolling themselves.

Note: Students are not automatically dropped from non-credit classes. Continuing education students who do not officially withdraw from a class by the established drop date remain responsible for payment of all tuition and fees.


REFUND POLICY

Students are responsible for officially dropping classes they do not intend to complete. See pages 23-25 Withdrawal Policies. Tuition and fee refunds will be issued to eligible students who officially drop on or before the drop deadline for the class. The date of the drop is a student administration system assigned and recorded date and is determined by the successful completion of the drop transaction.

 Note: Specific non-credit courses may require drops to be made up to 7 business days prior to the class date for a refund to be issued.

REFUND SCHEDULE

Multiple-day Classes

Drop on or before start of class

100% refund

Drop before 15% of class days pass

100% refund

Drop after 15% of class days pass

No refund

One-day Classes

Drop the day before class  

100% refund

Drop on or after the day of class

No refund


A full refund of tuition and fees is granted if the college cancels a class. When academically advisable, the administration may approve full or partial refunds of tuition or fees when students exchange one course for another. When a student is unable to attend class due to uncontrollable and unforeseen circumstances such as extended hospitalization, a prorated tuition and fee refund may be made based upon a documented appeal. The appeal form may be obtained from the Welcome and One Stop Center and must be received no later than 60 days after the end of the semester.


Financial Obligation

All unpaid tuition and fees after the final due date will be subject to the collection procedures of the college, including placing holds on future registration, withholding transcripts and lastly, referring the matter to a collection agency and the Illinois Debt Recovery Program.


VA Federal Benefit recipients using Chapter 31 (VR&E) or Chapter 33

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), College of Lake County adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Post9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Veteran Readiness and (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;

  • Assess a late penalty fee to;

  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;

  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with the school with an eAuthorization/PO (Purchase Order) number through Tungsten by the first day of class.

Note: Chapter 33 students can register at the VA Regional Office to use E-Benefits to get the equivalent of a Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility. Chapter 31 student cannot get a completed eAuthorization/PO (or any equivalent) before the VA VR&E case-manager issues it to the school.

  • Provide written or electronic request to be certified;

  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.”