Moraine Valley Community College || Admission & Registration || Tuition/Fees


Tuition Per Credit Hour

  Summer 2015  
 District communities
   Out-of-District $275
   Out-of-State and International $321

There is a $2 per credit hour college activities fee, $7 per credit hour technology fee, and $8 per credit hour construction/infrastructure fee. The student ID is $3 a semester.

  Fall 2015  
 District communities
   Out-of-District $280
   Out-of-State and International $327

Some classes have special lab and material fees.


Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Employment in the District

Persons who are not residents of District 524 but who are employed full-time (at least 35 hours per week) in the district are eligible for in-district tuition and fees. A student must submit two current consecutive paycheck stubs, along with a letter written on company stationery and signed by either the owner/manager or the director of human resources attesting to current full-time employment status. A new letter and paycheck stubs must be on file each semester in the Cashier’s office prior to the last day of the college’s refund period for each registered class in order to qualify for in-district tuition and fee rates. Independent contractors are not considered employees and they are not eligible for the work-in-district rate. Call (708) 974-5715 for information.

Payment Options

  • Full payment or partial payment must be made at the time of registration.
  • Use the partial payment plan. Pay partial (fall is 25%) amount due plus the $25 nonrefundable partial payment fee.
  • Students who are dropped for nonpayment must re-register for classes. Re-registration will be permitted based upon course availability. Payments must be made at the time of re-registration. All students are charged a $25 nonrefundable one-time, re-registration fee.
  • Students who register for Summer classes must make a payment the same day as registration.
  • Students who register for fall 2015 classes on June 17, 2015, and after, must make a payment at the time of registration. Students who fail to make full or partial payment will be dropped from their
    courses at the close of each business day.

Courses are dropped nightly if you do not have the minimum tuition payment (Fall and Spring—25% of tuition; Summer 33%) except for two circumstances. 1. If you have a complete financial aid file and show eligibility with the Financial Aid Office. 2. Your tuition is covered by a sponsorship and your completed paperwork has been submitted to the Cashier’s Office prior to registration.

Students will receive tuition payment due date alerts to their page, which they can access from MVConnect on The college does not mail tuition bills. You can choose to pay tuition by:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa
  • American Express

Online with a Credit Card at
Phone Registration and phone credit card payments (708) 974-2110

Payment Deadlines

Summer 2015
First payment due day of registration.
Second payment due June 10, 2015.
Third/Final payment due July 8, 2015.
Tuition not paid in full by July 8, 2015 is subject to a $50 late fee.

Fall 2015
First payment is due June 17, 2015.
Second payment is due Sept. 16, 2015.
Third payment is due Oct. 14, 2015.
Fourth/Final payment is due Nov. 11, 2015.
Tuition not paid in full by Nov. 11, 2015 is subject to a $50 late fee.

Tuition Calculation

This formula shows how to tabulate your charges for tuition.
(Total number of credit hours you are taking) x (credit hour rate based on your residency status) + (total number of credit hours) x (college activities fee) + (total number of credit hours) x (technology fee) + (total number of credit hours) x (construction/infrastructure fee) + (student ID fee) + (any lab fees listed next to courses in the schedule) = Your charge.


FALL 2015
  12 credit hours x $116 (in-district) $ 1,392    
  Plus college activities fee:
12 credit hours x $2
$     24    
  Plus technology fee:
12 credit hours x $7
$     84    
  Plus construction/infrastructure fee:
12 credit hours x $8
$     96    
  Plus student ID fee $       3    
  Total Tuition Charges $ 1,599    

Tuition Appeals

The college acknowledges there may be extenuating circumstances that could have prevented a student from completing a course. There are essentially three extenuating circumstances when a student may submit a tuition appeal:

  • Medical condition. A student must include a signed statement from the attending physician on letterhead and medical billings confirming the reason(s) with dates why the student was unable to attend the class. Documentation on a prescription memo is not an acceptable form of documentation.
  • Family death. In the event of a death of an immediate family member, a student must submit a copy of the Death Certificate or obituary.
  • Active Military Duty. A student, who is called for active military duty, must submit official documentation. The student must explain the circumstance(s) that prevented successful completion of coursework and detail the specific steps taken to resolve the circumstance(s) presented.

The student must explain the circumstance(s) that prevented successful completion of coursework and detail the specific steps taken to resolve the circumstance(s) presented. A student who has an extenuating circumstance has the right to submit a Tuition Appeal letter, to the Tuition Appeal Committee. The appeal letter must be signed, dated and submitted within 30 days after the course work was not successfully completed. Late appeals will not be accepted. The appeal is a waiver process, it does not excuse existing balances or refund money. All decisions of the committee are final. Send the appeal letter and documentation to the Cashier’s Office, S105, Attention – Tuition Appeal.

Tuition Refunds

Tuition Refunds
It is the student’s responsibility to drop a course by published deadlines. Courses dropped within the refund period will not appear on your record. No-shows do not constitute a drop. Course length determines number of calendar days allowed to drop a class in order to receive 100% refund. Below are the general guidelines related to the availability of refunds:
Course Length 100% Refund Deadline

  • 16-17 week classes 8 calendar days after first day of class
  • 14-15 week classes 7 calendar days after first day of class
  • 12-13 week classes 6 calendar days after first day of class
  • 10-11 week classes 5 calendar days after first day of class
  • 9 week classes 4 calendar days after first day of class
  • 7-8 week classes 3 calendar days after first day of class
  • 5-6 week classes 2 calendar days after first day of class
  • 3-4 week classes 1 calendar day after first day of class
  • 2 week classes By end of first day of class
  • 1 week classes Must be dropped before first day of class

Students enrolled in a class canceled by the college will receive a full refund. Questions about refund deadlines for specific classes/sections can be directed to the Cashier’s Office. A student is entitled to a full refund for any class that is cancelled by the college. For more information, contact the Cashier’s Office at (708) 974-5715.

Refund Policy for Noncredit/Vocational Skills (AEC) Courses—It is the student’s responsibility to drop a course three calendar days prior to the start date of the course to receive a full refund. Courses dropped less than three calendar days before or after the start of the course will not receive a refund. Please note, if registration for a class occurs within three days of the class starting, there is no refund. No shows do not constitute cancellation. No credit may be used toward another section for missed classes. Classes that are canceled by the college will be refunded in full.

Tuition and Fees for Noncredit/Vocational Skills (AEC) courses:
Tuition and fees are assigned differently for each course and are listed in the course descriptions. Tuition and fees may change without notice. Courses designated with adult education credit (AEC) are supported by state and local funds. Tuition Refund Policy follows that of the Noncredit/Vocational Skills (AEC) courses. Courses that are designated Vocational Skill (AEC) courses are graded with a Pass/Fail and are placed on the student’s official college transcript.

Cashier's Office Hours

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Hours: The college closes on Fridays at Noon May 22-Aug. 7. The college is closed May 25, July 3, and July 4.

1098-T Forms

The 1098-T forms for 2013 will be available electronically Jan. 31. A 1098-T is generated based on billed eligible tuition and fees during the 2013 calendar year. Note—You will not receive a 1098-T tax form if:

  • You are a non-resident alien student
  • All your courses for the calendar year were non-credit

To REPRINT your 1098-T or view your form electronically, you must consent to do so.

1. Login to MVConnect at
2. Select the Student portal page.
3. Under the “Self-Service” menu, select Student Account Information.
4. Under the Student Account Information menu, select 1098 Electronic Consent.
5. Select the appropriate option.
6. Click the Submit button.

Additional Payment Information

Senior Citizen TuitionIndividuals 65 or older, who have an annual income of $22,218 or less and live in district, can enroll without payment of tuition in regularly scheduled credit courses, other than credit courses designed specifically for senior citizens, provided that available classroom space exists. All other fees apply pursuant to 110 ILCS 990 Senior Citizen Courses Act. Call (708) 974-5715 for information.

If you are 62 or older and live in-district, you may enroll in credit or adult education credit (AEC) courses at one-half the tuition rate. Class fees and the student activity, technology and construction/ infrastructure fees are additional. Call (708) 974-5715 for information.

Students living out of district but are in-district property owners (does not include parents, etc.) may be eligible for in-district tuition rates. Documentation required every year. Call (708) 974-2110 for information.

  *Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF)
*Closed Account
Replacement ID
*Background Check
*Finger Printing
*Student Practices Laboratory
*Payment Plan
*Late Payment
Diploma Replacement
$ 30 (checks are not accepted for NSF or Closed Account fees)
$ 50
$  5
$ 27
$ 29.50
$ 26
$ 25
$ 25
$ 50
$  7
$ 15

*Nonrefundable fee
**Checks are not accepted for immediate transcripts at the window, but checks and money orders are accepted for mailed requests.

Student Email Accounts

Students should regularly check their student email accounts. The college sends official communications about registration, financial aid, policy changes, payment due dates, special events, and other announcements via this source. Instructors also use this medium to communicate with their students. Students are automatically assigned their official student email addresses when they apply. The assigned email address should appear on your class schedule. For more information, or to activate your account, visit

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