From scholarships and grants, to financial aid and a payment plan, City Colleges of Chicago is here to help you access an education you can afford.

Make a Tuition Payment or Enroll in a Payment Plan

When it comes to tuition costs, we’re proud to offer a rate that’s more accessible to Chicagoans than other options.

The total cost of your tuition is related to how many credits you are taking that semester. Click here to see a full breakdown of our tuition rates.

After you register for classes, you must verify how you plan to pay for them. Read the instructions below to find your payment verification deadline in the portal. If you do not meet the deadline, you will lose your spot in all registered classes. You will then have to re-register for all of your classes, if they are still open.

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Business Offices

Click on your college below to view contact information, see office hours, and talk to someone virtually.

Apply for Financial Aid

City Colleges encourages all of our students, regardless of income, to complete the FAFSA or Alternative Application to determine whether you qualify for federal and state financial aid. Additionally, many scholarships require you to fill out a financial aid application, so it’s best to complete it as soon as you can.

The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid allows qualifying undocumented students who are not otherwise eligible for federal financial aid to apply for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants.

To get started, click on an application below.

To get help, check out our step-by-step guide on applying for financial aid or visit the Financial Aid Office at your college.

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Financial Aid Offices

Click on your college below to view contact information, see office hours, and talk to someone virtually.

Apply for Scholarships from the City Colleges Foundation

Applying for scholarships is a big part of many college students’ journeys. The City Colleges of Chicago Foundation provides a number of awards to support students pursuing a certificate or degree from City Colleges.

Click the link below to apply for scholarships and check the status of your application at any time. Once you complete the general application, where you’ll answer a few questions and write a short essay, the system works to match you with scholarships based on your college, program, need, and more. You’ll also be able to apply to other, non-City Colleges of Chicago Foundation scholarships that have different requirements.

Click here to apply for scholarships.

If you have any questions, please contact

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