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Ways to pay for your education

You​ have many different option for paying your CCC tuition costs​.   

Financial Aid
We encourage all eligible students to complete the FAFSA as early as possible and determine whether you qualify for federal and state financial aid. See our step-by-step guide on applying for financial aid or receive in-person help at any CCC Financial Aid Office.    

Set up a Payment Plan   
CCC offers a monthly payment plan, which requires a credit card or a checking account. To set up a payment plan:   
Log in to with your CCC username and password   
Click Finances>My Student Account>Payment Plan   

Pay Your Tuition in Full   
This requires a credit card or a checking account. To pay your tuition in full:   
Log in to with your CCC username and password   
Click Finances>My Student Account>Make Payment in Full   
In person    
Please bring payment (cash, check, money order) to your college’s Business Office window. Note: Self-serve computers are also available to make credit card payments.    

Learn about scholarship opportunities available through City Colleges or other organizations.   

Veterans Benefits   
If you are a service member, veteran or a dependent of a veteran, we encourage you to connect with the Veterans Services Center at your college.    

Federal Direct Student Loans   
You must request Federal Direct Loans in-person by visiting your college Financial Aid Office.    

Employer Tuition Reimbursement   
Many companies offer tuition assistance to their employees. Check with your employer benefits department.   

Tuition Waivers   
Some CCC students qualify for tuition waivers.    

Undocumented Students   
See our Undocumented Student Resources page for information specific to your situation. ​   

City Colleges of Chicago - Chicago Housing Authority Partners in Education Program

Through a partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), CHA residents and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program participants are eligible for quality training and educational opportunities at low or no cost. 

Visit the Partners in Education​ page for more information regarding program requirements and how to get started.