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Paying for College
While Moraine Valley's tuition is among the lowest in the state, it may still be out of reach for some families. Our Financial Aid Office can help you obtain assistance in paying for college. Moraine Valley also offers scholarships that defray the costs of tuition, fees and books.

New Student Orientation
We pledge to do all we can to help make it a positive learning experience for all of our students. To help with the transition to college, all new first-time, full-time students are required to attend an orientation.

Parent and Family Orientation Program

Information sessions are designed for family members of new full-time students to learn how to prepare for new student orientation, resources for students, career counseling, transferring to a four-year institution, tuition, financial aid and scholarships, privacy of student records, academic programs, and more. Bring your questions. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Please RSVP online.

Counseling and Career Development
The professionals in the Counseling and Career Development Center provides personal counseling and help students establish educational goals and develop career direction.

Academic Advising
Our Academic Advising Center assists students with exploring career options, choosing the right classes and ensuring classes will transfer to the four-year school the student chooses.

Programs of Study
Moraine Valley offers more than 100 degrees and certificates that will transfer to a four-year college or university, or prepare students for employment upon completion.

Honors Program
Students take their learning to the next level in our Honors Program.

Study Around the World
From Sydney and Seville to Salzburg and San Jose, learn more about our Study Abroad Program.

Student Policies
Learn more about privacy laws, attendance policies, grade reporting, tuition refunds, and more.

Textbooks and Supplies
Students can purchase textbooks and supplies in the Bookstore, located in Building D, or online. The Bookstore also sells a variety of Moraine Valley spirit wear and accessories, gifts, greeting cards, and more.

Student Services and Resources
Moraine Valley provides an extensive range of services for our students, from a professionally staffed library, counseling, and tutoring, to childcare, a full service cafeteria, and assistance with job searches.

Campus Life
We offer it all—clubs and organizations, intramurals, music and theater groups, athletics—and just about everything in between. Encourage your son or daughter to get involved and take advantage of all Moraine Valley offers. Learn more at Student Life.

Campus Safety
The safety and well-being of our students and staff, and all who visit our campus, is a top priority. Take a moment to read further about the steps our college and Police Department take to meet those goals.

Academic Calendar
Stay informed about important dates with the college calendar.

Moraine Valley hosts commencement every May for students who have completed requirements for a degree and/or certificate. Prior to the event, more specific details are posted on this website and sent to eligible students. A graduation petition must be completed by the deadline.

Giving to Moraine Valley
Learn how you can help the Moraine Valley Foundation continue to provide financial means to worthy students in need.

Social Networking
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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College for Mom and Dad
Join the thousands of adults who enroll at Moraine Valley each semester. They're here to obtain skills to re-enter the workforce, earn a degree or certificate, improve their chances for on-the-job promotion, or to set a good example for their children. Learn more about the value and benefits of becoming an Adult Learner at Moraine Valley.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there an application fee?
  • How long does it take to find out if my son or daughter has been accepted?
    Moraine Valley is committed to an open-door admission policy and shall admit all high school graduates or the equivalent who demonstrate an ability to benefit from one of its programs, subject only to space limitations.
  • Do I need to send my child's immunization records to Moraine Valley?
    No, this is not required.
  • Can I attend the orientation with my son or daughter?
  • Where does my son or daughter take the placement test?
    Placement tests are administered at the Testing Center.
  • Is the FAFSA form required? And how do we get a copy?
    The FAFSA form is necessary for consideration for financial aid. A copy is available on the Financial Aid Office website page.
  • Will classes transfer?
    If specified provisions are met, graduates of the college's university transfer programs are guaranteed the courses they successfully complete at Moraine Valley will transfer to their predetermined four-year college or university. For more information, contact the Academic Advising Center at (708) 974-5721.

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