Financial Aid Workshops and Events

Plan now to attend one or more of the following events offered through the COD Office of Student Financial Assistance. For further information, call (630) 942-2251 or email 


Let's Talk Money Sessions

The Office of Student Financial Assistance and US Bank are offering various information sessions geared toward helping you become more financially savvy.

Smart Borrowing Loan Presentations

Students who have received an award letter and have been identified as a high loan student and/or have been offered an Unsubsidized loan are required to attend the Smart Borrowing Loan Presentation each academic year.

To RSVP for your session, you will need to register through myACCESS (like you would a normal class).

  • In myACCESS, enter "Orientation 2015" for Term.
  • Select "Financial Aid" under Subject.
  • Enter "0100" under Course #.
  • Click "Submit".

A listing of the available presentation dates will show up. Select the date you want to register for like you would register for a regular class and click Submit.

To review your registration, click on "Class Schedule" and select "Orientation 2015" in myACCESS.

NOTE:  Registration for this course does not automatically grant you a hold on your classes. If you have not signed up for a payment plan and need a hold on your classes until have attended the presentation and accepted your loan, YOU will have to take a copy of your class schedule to the Cashier's Office to request the hold. Any hold granted is at the discretion of the Cashier's Office.

For Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, call (630) 942-2141 (voice) or (630) 858-9692 (TDD).

Contact Information

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220, (630) 942-2251
Fax: (630) 942-2151


Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.