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Tuition Per Credit Hour

Summer 2019



Out-of-State and International—$353

Fall 2019



Out-of-State and International—$361


There is a $2 per credit hour college activities fee, $10 per credit hour technology fee, and $8 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 special lab and material fees. Those fees are published each semester in the class schedule

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

Health, Fitness & Recreation Center Memberships

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 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.

Balance Due

Moraine Valley reserves the right to withhold transcripts and other educational information and documents from students who are in debt to the institution or owe repayment of a federal/state grant.

Third Party Invoicing

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.

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.

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 to 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. 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 coursework 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

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.

Cashier’s Office Hours

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

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

Application Fee$25
*Background Checkvariable
*Closed Account$50***
Diploma Replacement$15
*Finger Printingvariable
*Late Payment$50
*Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF)$30***
*Payment Plan$25
Placement Tests$25
*Student Practices$26
Replacement ID$5
TEAS TestsVaries
*Non-refundable fees include ID, late payment, payment plan, re-registration, closed checking account, NSF, background, finger printing, TEAS testing, transcripts and application fee.
**Checks are not accepted for immediate transcripts at the window, but checks and money orders are accepted for mailed requests.
***Checks are not accepted for NSF or Closed Account fees

1098-T Forms

In previous years, Moraine Valley Community College reported amounts in Box 2 of form 1098-T. Box 2 included amounts billed to your account for qualified tuition and related expenses. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, the College will report in Box 1 the amount of qualified tuition and related expenses you paid during the calendar year. 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 Jan. 31.

  • Log in 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

Additional Payment Information

Senior Citizen Tuition Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act – Individuals 65 years or older by the first day of the term, 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 the student activity, technology and construction/infrastructure fees are additional. Call (708) 974-5715 for information.

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.