Student Financial Assistance desk

Student Financial Assistance

Student Services During COVID-19

Student services and resources are available via phone, video chat and email during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit COVID-19 Student Resources for more information.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act - Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides emergency financial assistance to eligible College of DuPage students who are experiencing financial hardship related to COVID-19 that could adversely affect their academic success. Learn more about the CARES Act.

Coronavirus and Forbearance Information for Students, Borrows and Parents

On March 27, 2020, the president signed the CARES Act into law, which helps provides broad relief for federal student loan borrowers. To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers are automatically being placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment. Read more about student loan relief.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER)

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), established under the Federal CARES Act, supports targeted initiatives to enroll and retain underrepresented, first generation, and high economic need students. Eligible College of DuPage students who are experiencing barriers created by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply. Applications will be funded on a first come, first serve basis until moneys are exhausted. Learn more about the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER).

Apply for Financial Assistance

Education is an investment in your future and we know that the investment can be expensive. But there is good news: Each year, the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office provides more than $120 billion in assistance to millions of students. This aid can be used to pay for tuition and fees, books and supplies.

The first step in applying for any type of financial assistance at College of DuPage, whether it's grants, loans, scholarships or work-study is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Please note: There are some scholarships that do not require the FAFSA to be completed. Each scholarship will provide you with a list of eligibility requirements. Follow these steps to apply.

College of DuPage's Title IV School Code is 006656.

Contact Information

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

Regular Hours
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.