Tuition and fees at CLC are much lower than those at private schools or public four-year colleges because a portion of the college budget is supported by funds from local taxpayers and the State of Illinois.
Tuition and fees are subject to change through action by the CLC Board of Trustees, or by the calculation of out-of-district fees in accordance with the state formula. Below are the current tuition and fees.
- $93 per credit hour for Spring 2014
- $93 per credit hour for Fall 2013
- $93 per credit hour for Summer 2013
Defined as students 18 or older who have lived in district 532 other than as a student at a post-secondary school or correctional institution for at least 30 days; a dependent student under 18 whose parent or guardian lives in the district; military personnel stationed in the district and their families. (See Residency Requirements.)
- $240 per credit hour for Spring 2014
- $240 per credit hour for Fall 2013
- $240 per credit hour for Summer 2013
Defined as residents of Illinois who live outside district 532.
(See Residency Requirements.)
- $323.50 per credit hour for Spring 2014
- $323.50 per credit hour for Fall 2013
- $323.50 per credit hour for Summer 2013
Defined as students who are not legal residents of Illinois.
(See Residency Requirements.)
- $19 per credit hour for Spring 2014
- $19 per credit hour for Fall 2013
- $19 per credit hour for Summer 2013
The comprehensive fee supports student activities, student services, and infrastructure improvements, including child care, technology, program board activities, the student newspaper, and tutoring as well as helping defray the costs of parking lot improvements and campus safety expenditures.
Variable Tuition & Course Fees
Certain courses may be subject to variable tuition and/or course fees. These courses will list the variable tuition amount (per credit hour) and/or course fee in the class schedule.
Are You 60 Years Old or Older?
All in-district residents who are 60 years of age or older at time of registration may enroll in credit courses offered by the college at one-half the regular tuition rate, with all other fees remaining unchanged. Residents who are 65 and older at the time of registration and who qualify financially according to Illinois Statute, may enroll in credit courses offered by the college without paying tuition or activity fees.
Business Educational Service Agreement
Students who live outside of the College of Lake County's district and are currently employed 35 or more hours a week in Lake County can enroll at CLC under the Business Educational Service Agreement and pay the current in-district tuition rate including prevailing comprehensive fee regardless of their place of residence. For more information, contact Admissions and Records.
In-District Military Personnel Tuition
Military personnel who are citizens of the United States and who are on extended active duty in one of the uniformed services of the United States and who are stationed and present in Community College District #532 in connection with that services of the United States uniformed services identification card. Spouses and children of such military personnel are also eligible for the in-district tuition rate.
Students are permitted to "audit" classes -- attend without completing assignments or taking exams. Students must declare their intent to audit at registration. Audited classes will not serve as prerequisites for subsequent classes. Tuition and fees are the same as for credit classes. The last day to change from credit to audit or audit to credit is the same as the last day to receive 100 percent refund. (See Refund Schedule)
To Enroll in Programs Not Offered by CLC
If you wish to enroll in a program that CLC does not offer, you may be able to pursue the program at another community college at the in-district tuition charged by that institution. Likewise, students in other districts may be able to enroll in programs at CLC, paying in-district tuition, if their local community college does not offer the program. For more information, contact the Educational Affairs department.
Arrangements to receive the lower in-district rate must be made at least 30 days prior to the start of the term in which the student wishes to enroll.
A commencement fee, which includes the cap and gown, is assessed each student who participates in the commencement exercises. The college issues the diploma free of charge and it is mailed approximately one month after completion of degree or certificate requirements.