Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are subject to change through actions of the CLC Board of Trustees or changes in the calculation of out-of-district fees in accordance with the state formula. Regular tuition and fees effective for Fall 2022 are as follows:
TUITION AND FEES
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Total In-District Tuition and Fees
per credit hour
Total Out-of-District Tuition and Fees
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Total Out-of-State Tuition and Fees
per credit hour
Online Course Fee
* Comprehensive Fees
Instructional Equipment Fee
Student Activity Fee
Student Success Initiative Fee
JLC Theatre Fee
Operating Fund Fee
Tuition and fees for non-credit courses (courses that do not lead to a state-approved degree or certificate) cover the cost of instruction. No state or local tax monies are used to support these courses. Out-of-district and out-of-state tuition is determined on a semester basis. Please refer to the current class schedule for this information.
The College of Lake County reserves the right to assign “variable tuition” for some high-cost programs. Variable tuition rates may vary by program and will generally include additional tuition costs for individual courses within selected career programs. Programs with variable tuition rates will be noted within the course schedule.
For more information on the Cost to Attend CLC, please see our Financial Information page .
STUDENT RESIDENCY STATUS
Students are classified according to residency status at the time of admission to the college for purposes of tuition assessment and enrollment.
Proof of Residency
Evidence of district residency shall be based on ownership and/or occupancy of a dwelling in Community College District #532 and may be verified by displaying one of the following current/unexpired forms of identification:
• Illinois driver’s license or ID card issued by Illinois Secretary of State Office
• Illinois voter ID card
By displaying two of the following, which must display the student’s name and current address:
• mortgage or home purchase contract
• auto registration
• tax bill
• paycheck stub
• official mail of current bill statements such as cell phone, utility, credit card, auto insurance
Residents of the College District
Students who are at least 18 years of age and who have occupied a dwelling within Community College District #532 for at least 30 days prior to the first day of the semester of enrollment at CLC are considered “in district.” There are some communities within Lake County that CLC only serves a portion of its residents. If you reside on a community college border, your property tax bill or voter registration card will identify your community college.
Residents of Illinois, Out-of-District Students
An out-of-district student is one who resides in Illinois but is not a resident of Community College District #532 as defined above. Lake County, Illinois residents living within the Barrington public high school district are classified as out-of-district Illinois resident students.
An out-of-state resident is one who has not lived within Illinois for at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester, or has declared his/her permanent residence to be outside the state of Illinois.
Special Tuition Categories
The following categories have special tuition rates based upon their particular status.
Senior Citizen Tuition
All in-district residents who are 60 years of age or older at the start of the semester may enroll in credit courses offered by the college at one-half the regular tuition rate with all other fees remaining unchanged. Vocational credit courses (1.6 vocational credit) offered by Professional Development also qualify for the one-half tuition discount with all other fees remaining unchanged. The senior citizen waiver does not apply to Personal Enrichment classes. All residents of the college district who are 65 years of age or older at the time of registration and who qualify financially according to Illinois Statute may enroll in credit courses (Professional Development and Personal Enrichment courses are not included) offered by the college without paying tuition or activity fees. Applications for the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver are available in the Welcome and One Stop Center, Room B114, Grayslake Campus or online at www.clcillinois.edu/faforms.
Business Educational Service Agreement
Students who live outside of the CLC district and are currently employed full time (35 or more hours per week) by an entity located in the college’s district may enroll at CLC under the Business Educational Service Agreement and pay the current in-district tuition rate, including prevailing comprehensive fee, regardless of their place of residence. Completed agreement and company ID or payroll stub are required as proof of employment. For more information, contact the Welcome and One Stop Center at (847) 543-2061.
In-District Military Personnel Tuition
Military personnel who are citizens of the United States and who are on extended active duty in one of the uniformed services of the U.S. and who are stationed and present in Community College District #532 in connection with that service, will receive the current in-district tuition rate including the prevailing activity fee by displaying a valid U.S. uniformed services identification card. Spouses and children of such military personnel are also eligible for the in-district tuition rate.
In compliance with state and federal law, the following benefits qualify for In-district tuition rate:
• CH33 Post 9-/11 GI Bill
• CH31 Veteran Readiness and Employment
• VR&E – Formerly Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
• CH30 Montgomery GI Bill
• Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG)
• Illinois National Guard Grant (ING)
• Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship (IMP)
To utilize benefits, the individual must turn in a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) to Veteran Student Services and submit a formal request for certification by completing the Veterans Request for Certification Form (electronic) in the student portal at the MyStudentCenter.
In addition to submitting the online Request for Certification form, if you are using federal benefits you must complete the application process directly with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) at www.va.gov to request the benefit and if you are using state benefits, you must complete the application process directly with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission at www.isac.org.
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 2020-21 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 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 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 student expenses may be incurred for specific classes or specialized instruction as indicated in the current semester schedule of classes.
A commencement fee, which includes cap, gown and diploma cover purchase, is assessed to each student who registers to participate in the commencement exercises. The college issues the diploma free of charge, and it is mailed approximately six to eight weeks after the degree or certificate has been conferred.
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
Approximate Student Budget for Students Living with Parents
Tuition and Fees
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
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.
NEW! 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.”
Students are responsible for officially dropping classes they do not intend to complete. 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.
Drop on or before start of class
Drop before 15% of class days pass
Drop after 15% of class days pass
Drop the day before class
Drop on or after the day of class
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.
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.