Save thousands of dollars on your college education cost by enrolling at Moraine Valley. You'll get more for less at Moraine Valley. Our annual tuition compares favorably to popular Illinois college and universities.

Moraine Valley strives to keep tuition, fees, and textbooks affordable while also offering numerous scholarships. More than 60 scholarships are available for students, and students in the top 10 percent of their high school class may be eligible for free tuition!

Whether you are looking for information on tuition, making payments to your student account, detailed information on textbooks or want help with financial literacy, you will find it here.

If you are not sure where to start, you can speak with an Academic Advisor via email or by phone.

Current and returning students are encouraged to submit an Advising Request Form for the fastest response.

Cost Comparison of a Single 3-credit-hour Course

Moraine Valley
Northern Illinois University
Saint Xavier University
Illinois State University
Lewis University

Note: These costs are for tuition and mandatory fees. In some cases, fees and other expenses are additional. Based on the most recently reported rates. Source:

Tuition And Fees

Save thousands of dollars on your college tuition by enrolling at Moraine Valley. You’ll get more for less at Moraine Valley.


Spring 2023

  • In-District: $134
  • Out-of-District: $324
  • Out-of-State and International: $379

Estimated room and board (housing)


**Moraine Valley does not offer housing for domestic students. Housing costs are individual to each student's living situation and this is not an amount charged by Moraine Valley Community College.  This is an estimate used to calculate the student’s overall cost of attendance**


There is a $2 per credit hour college activities fee, $10 per credit hour technology fee, and $10 per credit hour construction/infrastructure fee. The application fee is a $25 one-time, non-refundable fee charged to all new applicants at the time of application. The student ID is $3 a semester. Some classes have a special lab and material fees. See course fees for the spring 2023 semester.

Please Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Application Fee$25
Background Checkvariable
Closed Account$50
Diploma Replacement$15
Late Payment$50
Returned Check$30
Payment Plan$25
Placement Tests$25
Replacement ID$5

Tuition Information

Tuition and fee charges are the student’s financial responsibility. If you are requesting the college to invoice a third party with intent of covering the full balance or a portion of your charges, it is your responsibility to ensure that payment is applied to your account prior to your due date. The college will invoice third parties on your behalf as long as there is no grade or class attendance stipulations required by the third party. All required documents must be presented at the Cashier’s Office, S105. In the event your charges are left uncovered (sponsor does not pay as anticipated) all remaining balances become your responsibility.

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. 

District Property Owners

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) 974-5715 for details.

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 the 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. For more information, contact the Cashier’s Office at (708) 974-5715.

Refund Policy for Non-Credit/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 Non Credit/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.

Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act – Individuals 65 years or older by the first day of the semester, and whose income is less than the threshold amount ‘defined in Section 4 of the “Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act’” will be entitled to a full tuition waiver for all regularly scheduled credit courses, excluding courses designed specifically for senior citizens, provided that available classroom space exists and tuition-paying students enrolled constitute the minimum number required for the course.

All other fees apply pursuant to the Act. Print a copy of the required application form for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act at MVConnect – under Cost and Aid, Tuition and Fees or at the Cashier’s Office, Room S105. Senior Citizens 62 or Older – and live in-district, you may enroll in credit or adult education (AEC) courses at one-half the tuition rate.

Class fees and student activity, technology, and construction/infrastructure fees are additional. Call (708) 974-5715 for information.

FitRec membership is included for full-time students. Part-time students can become a FitRec member at a reduced cost of $48 per semester ($24 during the summer semester). See the FitRec Student Membership webpage for more information. Part-time students taking PEH activity classes must pay the per-semester access fee in person at Building H.

The college will provide a 1098-T tuition statement to eligible students.  The 1098-T reports the amount of qualified tuition and related expenses you paid during the calendar year in Box 1.   Form 1098-T assists students in determining eligibility for an Education Tax Credit.

Moraine Valley Community College must have your correct identifying number to file Form 1098-T with the IRS and to furnish a valid statement to you.  This will be your Social Security number (SSN).  Please complete substitute form W-9S, available on-line or in the registration department if your identifying number is not on file at MVCC.

Depending on your circumstance, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. You can find detailed information about claiming education tax credits in IRS Publication 970.

Your personal financial records serve as official supporting documentation for a federal tax return. Moraine Valley Community College staff cannot give tax advice or assist students in calculating individual credit amounts. Please consult a tax adviser for assistance.

The 1098-T forms will be available electronically by Jan. 31.

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

  • Login to MVConnect
  • Select Students under the Self Service Menu
  • Select Student Account Information
  • Select Student Tax Information
  • Select 1098 Information
  • Consent to receive 1098-T information electronically
  • Save

For questions, contact the Cashier’s Office.

Payment Deadlines

Spring 2023

  • First payment is due at the time of registration
  • Second payment is due Jan. 24, 2023
  • Third payment is due Feb. 21, 2023
  • Final payment is due March 21, 2023
  • Full payment or partial payment must be made at the time of registration.
  • Use the partial payment plan. Pay partial (fall and spring is 25 percent) 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 (33 percent) the same day as registration.
  • Students registering for Fall must make a payment the day of registration. Students who fail to make full or partial payment will be dropped from their courses. Students registering for Spring must make a payment the day of registration. Students who fail to make full or partial payment will be dropped from their courses.

Courses are dropped if you do not have the minimum tuition payment (Fall and Spring—25 percent of tuition; Summer 33 percent) 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.

Courses less than eight weeks and non-credit classes must be paid in full.

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

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa
  • Online with a Credit Card
  • Phone Registration and phone credit card payments (708) 974-2110

Cashier's Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

During peak registration (August and January) the office is open extended hours. Summer Friday hours may vary.

Contact the Cashier’s Office by email at or phone at (708) 974-5715.

Calculate Your Cost

Your Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives.

The Net price calculator allows prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.

Tuition Estimator

Use the form below to help you estimate your costs for the upcoming semester based on credit hours.

  • In-District = $134; Out-of-District = $324; Out-of-State and International = $379
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