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How to Pay

CLC offers several payment options

Please note that students must pay tuition and fees by the payment deadlines. CLC accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. eCheck payments can be debited from your personal checking or savings account.

Pay Online - Student

Pay Online - Student

Login to myCLC to access the Student Center. Select “account activity” in the Finances section to begin payment.

Pay Online - Parent

Pay Online - Authorized Payer (Parent or Guardian)

A student may authorize someone else to pay. There are two steps in the process:

  1. If you are the student, login to myCLC to access the Student Center and follow the authorized payer account tutorial (PDF) to set up an authorized payer.
  2. If you are the payer, obtain the login and password sent by email to your student when the authorized payer account was created. If you do not have this information, have your student review Step 1 above.

    Once you've received your authorized payer login and password, you can make a payment online using your authorized payer account.

Payment Plan

Payment Plan Options

Installment Payment Plan

The Installment Payment Plan can be used to pay tuition, fees and other student charges (including child care) throughout the semester. The plan allows students to pay in as many as six monthly installments per semester. Some course fees, such as those for extended travel, are not eligible for this plan. A non-refundable enrollment fee is charged each term. Login to myCLC to access the Student Center to set up a payment plan.


Deferred Payment Plan for Financial Aid and Veteran Students

The Deferred Payment Plan is required for financial aid applicants/recipients and veteran benefit recipients. It provides a way for students to pay any balance you may owe after your financial aid award has been processed and disbursed. No fee is charged for the deferred plan unless the plan is activated. Login to myCLC to access the Student Center to set up a payment plan.


The Payment Plan is the Nelnet Business Solutions program chosen by College of Lake County for our students.

Pay In-person

Pay In-Person

In-person payment is available Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at these locations:

  • Grayslake Campus: Cash, checks, money orders and credit card payments are accepted at the Welcome and One Stop Center (Room B114).
  • Lakeshore Campus: Checks are accepted at the Student Services Center.
  • Southlake Campus: Checks are accepted in the Campus and Student Support Center.

Pay by Mail

Pay by Mail

Checks and money order payments may be mailed to:

College of Lake County
Student Accounting
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198

Make check or money order payable to College of Lake County and include the student’s name and ID number.

Mobile App

Pay via CLC Mobile App

Make a payment directly from the CLC mobile app.

View the Mobile Payment Instructions (PDF).

Learn more about the mobile app.

Employer/Third-Party

Third-Party Payment Arrangement

If your employer is paying your tuition, arrangements must be completed by your payment due date. Contact the Student Accounting office for information.

Important Information

  • Important information for recipients of Financial Aid or Veterans Benefits.
  • Current Tuition and Fee Charges. To view your current balance, log into myCLC to access the Student Center and select Installment Payment Plan, or visit the Welcome and One Stop Center to pay in person or contact Student Accounting during regular office hours if you have a question.
  • Drop for Non-Payment of Tuition and Fees. Students who have not met their payment responsibility by paying in full or enrolling in the Installment Payment Plan by their due dates may be dropped from ALL classes for non-payment. Note: Third party documents/arrangements are recognized as payment toward your tuition.
  • Billing Statements. A billing statement is available online in the Student Center accessed through myCLC. It is your responsibility to meet payment deadlines to avoid being dropped from classes.
  • Financial Obligation. Students must officially withdraw by the refund dates listed in the student’s class schedule to cancel their financial obligation. To locate your refund deadline(s), sign into myCLC to access the Student Center and click on the academic calendar deadline icon (Calendar deadlines icon) next to the class within your term schedule under Academics. All unpaid tuition and fees will be subject to the collection procedures of the college, including placing holds on future registration, withholding transcripts and check-cashing privileges and possibly referring the matter to a collection agency.