Financial Aid Dates


  1. Payment Policy at COD - All students are required to pay their tuition and fees at the time of registration. Students may pay by cash, check or credit card. Students unable to pay in full must enroll in our convenient "Payment Plans". Students receiving financial aid (i.e., grants and loans) must enroll in the College's Deferred Payment Plan. Direct links to these payment options are found in myACCESS. Eligibility for the Deferred Payment Plan is dependent upon your financial aid status at the time you register.  
  2. Financial Aid refund checks - College of DuPage will no longer mail financial aid refund checks to students.  Students can sign up to receive their refunds electronically by signing up for eRefunds through their myACCESS.  Otherwise, students can pick up their refund checks at the Cashiers Office.

 

Important Financial Aid Dates

The 2020-2021 FAFSA applications are available. The 2020-2021 FAFSA covers Fall Semester 2020 and Spring Semester 2021 at College of DuPage

Bookstore Charges to Grants

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Pell Grant for the Fall Semester 2019. To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Received your 2019-2020 Award Letter in your myACCESS account
  • Be enrolled and academically engaged for classes for the Fall Semester 2019
  • 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 go to:

Bookstore Charges to Loans

Eligible students may charge required books and supplies against their Federal Direct Loans for the Fall Semester 2019. To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted your Federal Direct Loans in your myACCESS
  • Completed Entrance Loan Counseling
  • Completed a Master Promissory Note
  • Be enrolled and academically engaged in a minimum of 6 credit hours for Fall Semester 2019
  • 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 go to:

The earliest the 1st disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funds will be applied to a student's tuition charges, if enrolled in 16 week classes for the Fall Semester 2019. If you are not enrolled in 16 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 myACCESS account
• Have completed Entrance Loan Counseling
• Have completed a Master Promissory Note
• Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours AND at least 6 credit hours worth of classes have started
• Be attending and academically engaged in at least 6 credit hours
• Be in good standing with Financial Aid

Pell Grant funds in excess of tuition and/or book costs will be applied to a student's account. Any refund generated will then be made available to the student 10 to 14 business days later.

The earliest the 2nd disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funds will be applied to a student's tuition charges, if enrolled in 16 week classes for the Fall Semester 2019. If you are not enrolled in 16 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 myACCESS account
• Have completed Entrance Loan Counseling
• Have completed a Master Promissory Note
• Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours AND at least 6 credit hours worth of classes have started
• Be attending and academically engaged in at least 6 credit hours
• Be in good standing with Financial Aid

Illinois college students who receive a MAP grant for the 2019-20 academic year, and maintain their eligibility for 2020-21, should file their 2020-21 FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2019 but before the December 1, 2019 priority deadline date. Questions? Check out FAQs here https://www.isac.org/home/priority-access-map-bill

Deadline to submit a SAP Appeal for the Spring Semester 2020