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.
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).
Student Emergency Relief Fund
The College has established a Student Emergency Relief Fund to provide assistance to students who are financially struggling as a result of the pandemic. Students who are in need can apply at foundation.cod.edu/covid19relief.
The cost of college is a concern for nearly every student and family. You need to have a plan for meeting your tuition responsibilities. Few people have the resources to simply write a check for the full cost of tuition each semester.
College of DuPage provides a comprehensive range of services that help to bridge the gap between the financial resources of students and their families and the cost of education, helping to eliminate the economic barrier in obtaining a college education.
Students attending College of DuPage are strongly encouraged to apply for financial assistance in the form of federal grants, state grants, Federal Work Study, scholarships and Federal Direct Loans.
College of DuPage requires all students to enroll in a payment plan or pay their account balance in full at the time of registration. If you have not enrolled in a payment plan, or your account balance is not paid in full at the time of registration, you may be dropped from your classes for the amount owed. For more information, please visit the Payment Policy page.