Financial Aid Dates

Payment Policy at COD

College of DuPage requires all students to pay their account balance in full or enroll in one of our flexible payment plans at the time of registration. If your account balance is not paid in full at the time of registration, or you have not enrolled in a payment plan, you may be dropped from your classes for the amount owed.  Students receiving financial aid (i.e., grants and loans) may be eligible to enroll in the College's Deferred Payment Plan. Eligibility for the Deferred Payment Plan is dependent upon your financial aid status at the time you register. View Payment Plan information.

Financial Aid refund checks

College of DuPage provides notification via email to students when refunds are issued on a student's account.  Student account refunds may be issued via direct deposit, credit card, or paper check. College of DuPage's preferred refund method is direct deposit (also known as eRefunds). Enrollment is free and can be done through the student portal. Read more about enrolling in direct deposit.

Important Financial Aid Dates

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Pell Grant for the Summer Semester 2021. To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Received your 2020-2021 Award Letter in your Financial Aid Self Service
  • Be enrolled and academically engaged for classes for the Summer Semester 2021
  • Have financial aid funds in excess of tuition costs
  • Be in good standing with Financial Aid
  • Have a Bookstore Authorization Form on file authorizing financial aid to be used in the Bookstore. To check if you have a Bookstore Authorization Form on file, please log into your Financial Aid Self Service

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Direct Loans for the Summer Semester 2021. To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted your Federal Direct Loans in your Financial Aid Self Service
  • Completed Entrance Loan Counseling
  • Completed a Master Promissory Note
  • Be enrolled and academically engaged in a minimum of 6 eligible credit hours for Summer Semester 2021
  • Be in good standing with Financial Aid
  • Have financial aid funds in excess of tuition costs
  • Have a Bookstore Authorization Form on file authorizing financial aid to be used in the Bookstore. To check if you have a Bookstore Authorization Form on file, please log into your Financial Aid Self Service.

The earliest the 1st disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funds will be applied to a student's tuition charges, if enrolled in 10 week classes for the Summer Semester 2021. If you are not enrolled in 10 week classes, please view our listing of complete Loan Disbursement Dates. Any loan funds in excess of tuition and/or book charges will be refunded to the student in about 10 to 14 business days.

To be eligible to receive a loan disbursement a student must:

  • Have accepted your loans in your Financial Aid Self Service
  • Have completed Entrance Loan Counseling
  • Have completed a Master Promissory Note
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 eligible credit hours AND at least 6 eligible credit hours worth of classes have started
  • Be attending and academically engaged in at least 6 eligible credit hours
  • Be in good standing with Financial Aid

The earliest the 2nd disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funds will be applied to a student's tuition charges, if enrolled in 10 week classes for the Summer Semester 2021. If you are not enrolled in 10 week classes, please view our listing of complete Loan Disbursement Dates. Any loan funds in excess of tuition and/or book charges will be refunded to the student in about 10 to 14 business days.

To be eligible to receive a loan disbursement a student must:

  • Have accepted your loans in your Financial Aid Self Service
  • Have completed Entrance Loan Counseling
  • Have completed a Master Promissory Note
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 eligible credit hours AND at least 6 eligible credit hours worth of classes have started
  • Be attending and academically engaged in at least 6 eligible credit hours
  • Be in good standing with Financial Aid

Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one Virtual FAFSA Completion Session

This session will go over the basics of the Federal Direct Loan Program including types of loans available, repayment options as well as tools for tracking your student loan debt.

10 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

This session will help to breakdown your financial aid offer letter and talk about the types of financial aid. We will also go over eligibility requirements for each program and how your award may be adjusted based on whether you are a full time or part time student.

10 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one Virtual FAFSA Completion Session

 

Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one Virtual FAFSA Completion Session

This session will go over how students are able to use their available financial aid funds towards the purchase of books in the Bookstore. This session will also discuss how a student’s bookstore funds are calculated.

10 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

This session will go over the impact dropping classes and failing classes may have on your financial aid eligibility. Students receiving financial aid – whether grants or loans – are required to maintain satisfactory academic standards.

10 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

This session will go over how to set up your Federal Student Aid account. Students applying for federal student aid – whether grants or loans – will need to set up a Federal Student Aid account. Students are strongly encouraged to have an account set up prior to completing their FAFSA.

10 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

 

This session will preview the 2022-2023 FAFSA and 2022-2023 Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid. This session will also go over common mistakes and answer your questions.

10 a.m.

5:30 p.m.