Fall 2012 Fee & Payment Information

ADM 211  • 773-995-2470

Tuition and mandatory fees are subject to change. Course fees and payment policies are administered by the Office of Administration & Finance. To make payments and payment arrangements, please contact the Office of the Cashier at 773-995-2029. For questions concerning your account, please contact the Office of the Bursar, ADM 211, at 773-995-2470.

Calculate Your Tuition
E-Bill
Fall 2012 Tuition - On Campus Illinois Resident
Fall 2012 Tuition - On Campus Non - Illinois Resident

Fall 2012 Tuition - Off Campus
Fall 2012 Distance Learning Tuition

Fall 2012 Mandatory Fees
Fall 2012 Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Fall 2012 Payment Policy
Fall 2012 Tuition Management Services (TMS) Monthly Payment Planner
Bursar Services

Calculate Your Tuition

This formula shows how to tabulate your tuition charges.
• On-Campus: (Total number of credit hours selected) x (tuition per credit hour) + (fees applicable to your total credit hours) = your tuition.

• Off-Campus: (Total number of credit hours selected) x (tuition per credit hour) = your tuition.

• Distance Learning:(Total number of credit hours selected) x (tuition per credit hour) + $50 distance learning fee = your tuition.

NOTE: Some courses carry additional fees. These fees are not included in the tuition and mandatory fee information. The list of courses with additional fees is in the back of this bulletin.

E-Bills

What is an e-Bill? An e-Bill is the electronic version of your monthly statements. E-Bills are snapshots of the information contained on your student financial account. Your student account includes all charges and payments, financial aid, and other credits. The charges you will find on your account include, but not limited to, tuition, health insurance, room and board, and other related fees. All charges are subject to change as you make changes to your living arrangements, course schedule, and other related charges might change either before or after you receive your initial e-Bill for the term.

Chicago State University does not issue paper statements/bills. E-Bills are issued monthly throughout the term of enrollment. All charges incurred for the term are due by the published final payment due date. All past due balances are subject to additional collection fees if unpaid.

Online Account Access: You can access/view your financial account information online through CSU X-Press. E-Bills are posted onto CSU X-Press monthly. When a new E-Bill/statement is available, you will receive an e-mail notification to your CSU e-mail address.

Find your E-Bill, Account Summary, and IRS Tax Information by visiting www.csu.edu, then click “Cougar Connect.”

  • Log in to Cougar Connect
  • Click Student Resource tab
  • Click View My Bill
  • Click View Statement

An official notification of the availability of your bill will be sent to your CSU e-mail address monthly.


Fall 2012 On Campus Illinois Resident

  Tuition per credit hour Number of credit hours Fee Total
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $223.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $646.00 - $2876.00
$223.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3883.00 - $4552.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $223.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $646.00 - $2876.00
$223.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3883.00 - $4552.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $223.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $646.00 - $2876.00
$223.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3883.00 - $4552.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $206.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $629.00 - $2689.00
$206.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3679.00 - $4297.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $229.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $652.00 - $2942.00
$229.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3955.00 - $4642.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $229.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $652.00 - $2942.00
$229.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3955.00 - $4642.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $249.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $672.00 - $3162.00
$249.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4195.00 - $4942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $269.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $692.00 - $3382.00
$269.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4435.00 - $5242.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $277.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $700.00 - $3470.00
$277.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4531.00 - $5362.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2012 $285.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $708.00 - $3558.00
$285.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4627.00 - $5482.00
Graduate $276.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $699.00 - $3459.00
$276.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4519.00 - $5347.00
Doctoral $285.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $708.00 - $3558.00
$285.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4627.00 - $5482.00
Pharmacy/Professional $919.00 1 - 11 $423 $1342.00 - $10532.00
$919.00 12 - 15+ $1269.50 $12297.50 - $15054.50

On Campus Non-Illinois Resident

  Tuition per credit hour Number of credit hours Fee Total
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $449.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $872.00 - $5362.00
$449.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6595.00 - $7942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $449.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $872.00 - $5362.00
$449.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6595.00 - $7942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $449.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $872.00 - $5362.00
$449.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6595.00 - $7942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $410.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $833.00 - $4933.00
$410.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6127.00 - $7357.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $455.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $878.00 - $5428.00
$455.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6667.00 - $8032.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $455.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $878.00 - $5428.00
$455.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6667.00 - $8032.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $495.50 1 - 11 $423.00 $918.50 - $5873.50
$495.50 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7153.00 - $8639.50
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $535.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $958.00 - $6308.00
$535.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7627.00 - $9232.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $552.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $975.00 - $6495.00
$552.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7831.00 - $9487.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2012 $567.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $990.00 - $6660.00
$567.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $8011.00 - $9712.00
Graduate $527.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $950.00 - $6220.00
$527.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7531.00 - $9112.00
Doctoral $532.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $955.00 - $6275.00
$532.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7591.00 - $9187.00
Pharmacy/Professional $1377.00 1 - 11 $423 $1800.00 - $15570.00
$1377.00 12+ $1269.50 $17793.50 -$21924.50

Off-Campus Tuition per credit hour

  Illinois Resident Non-Illinois Resident
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $248 $474
Undergraduate 2004 $248 $474
Undergraduate 2005 $248 $474
Undergraduate 2006 $231 $435
Undergraduate 2007 $254 $480
Undergraduate 2008 $254 $480
Undergraduate 2009 $274 $520.50
Undergraduate 2010 $294 $560
Undergraduate 2011 $302 $577
Undergraduate 2012 $310 $592
Graduate $301 $552

Distance Learning Tuition

  Illinois Resident Non - Illinois Resident
Undergraduate $223.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $449.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2004 $223.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $449.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2005 $223.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $449.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2006 $206.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $410.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2007 $229.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $455.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2008 $229.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $455.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2009 $249.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $495.50 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2010 $269.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $535.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2011 $277.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $552.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2012 $285.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $567.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Graduate $276.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $527.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee

Mandatory Fees

Mandatory fees apply to all on-campus students and students with combination off-campus and on-campus schedules regardless of student level or residency status.

Any combination of extension or distance learning courses and on-campus courses will have mandatory fees charged.

  Full - Time Part - Time
Activity $55.00 $36.00
Athletics $120.00 $104.00
Health $30.00 $21.00
Student Union $186.00 $120.00
Facility $102.00 $71.00
IT $102.00 $71.00
CTA U-Pass $113.00 --
Insurance* $499.00 --
TOTAL $1207.00 $423.00
* Amount subject to change.

Four-Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan

The “Truth in Tuition” bill mandates that Illinois public universities provide four years of level tuition for new students enrolling for the first time beginning with the fall 2004-2005 academic year.  Undergraduate and transfer students enrolling at CSU for the first time after fall 2004 and students who enroll for the first time every semester  beginning Fall 2004-2005 and thereafter will maintain the same tuition rate for four consecutive years, or until the student reaches 120 credit hours. The hours will be extended to accommodate any majors or programs that exceed the 120 hours or four years. The guaranteed rate will remain in effect, except in the event of a break in enrollment of more than one year (two semesters, excluding summer school). In no case will the initial guaranteed rate be valid beyond five years of total enrollment. A tuition surcharge of 10% will be assessed for students who extend beyond the four-year guarantee period (120 credit hours) or five years of total enrollment. For all other students, CSU’s current tuition program will remain in effect.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A change in major will not affect the guaranteed rate. That rate will continue for the number of credit hours necessary to complete the new major, not to exceed five years of total enrollment. Beyond five years of total enrollment, a 10% surcharge will be assessed.

Extended illness and military service will be given special consideration. The rate guarantee will be extended on a case-by-case basis through the student appeal process.

Transfer student rates will be guaranteed based upon 120 credit hours less the number of credits transferred at the time of first enrollment. All extensions and exceptions that apply to new freshmen will be extended to new transfer students.

Credit Hour Pricing

Beginning with the fall 2004-2005 academic year, tuition and mandatory fees will be charged on a per credit hour basis up to 15 hours. This 15 credit hour cap will allow students to complete 120 credit hours in eight semesters or four years. Credit hours exceeding 15 will be charged at the rate for 15 credit hours.

Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition

The Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan is extended to all undergraduate out-of-state new freshmen and transfer students.

In-State Tuition

Effective Fall 2010, students whose permanent residency is within the state of Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, or Wisconsin, and effective Fall 2012, students whose permanent residency is within the state of Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakotaare extended in-state tuition rates at Chicago State University. [updated 09/25/12]

Miscellaneous Fees
Admission Application (Doctoral) $50
Admission Application (Graduate) $30
Admission Application (International) $100
Admission Application (Undergraduate) $25
Cap & Gown (Graduate) $65
Cap & Gown (Undergraduate) $40
CLEP Examination Fee $25
Collection Actual Cost
Commencement Fee (Graduate/Undergraduate) $35
Deferred Payment Fee $50
Deferred Tuition Per payment plan
Distance Learning Fee (per hybrid/online course) $50
Extension Courses Fee (per credit hour) $25
Finance Charge on Unpaid Balance 1.5% per month
Graduation Application (Graduate) $25
Graduation Application (Undergraduate) $25
Immunization Non-Compliance $25
Late Payment $25
Late Placement Testing $15
Late Registration (Fall / Spring Term) $100
Lost ID Card $20
Non-sufficient funds $40
Special Exam $10
Transcript via mail (per copy) $5
Transcript over the counter (per copy) $10
Written Verification of Enrollment (Non-governmental agencies, see Enrollment Verifications.) $4

Additional Services

  • CTA monthly and weekly passes (through your financial aid).
  • Game Room Fun Pass, pay by cash, check, charge, or debit card.
  • Meal plans (through your financial aid).
  • Stamps (book of 10 /$4.20) pay by cash, check, charge, or debit card.

Payment and Refund Policy

By registering for classes at the Chicago State University (CSU), you acknowledge financial responsibility for the confirmed courses resulting from this registration, and all fees assessed to your student account (including the student health insurance fee). You also accept responsibility for any additional costs related to your enrollment at CSU including, but not limited to, room, board, parking, library fines, books and other class materials and any other departmental or college charges. By enrolling, you acknowledge that you are receiving an educational benefit from CSU, and that the costs associated with that benefit are an extension of credit from the University which is due and payable upon the date specified (final payment due date). Tuition and fee charges are billed on a monthly basis.

CSU does not mail billing statements to students. If you are a currently enrolled student, you will receive e-mail notification each month, at your university e-mail address, indicating your tuition and fee statements are available online. The online statement, called the E-Bill, allows you to see your charges in an easy-to read, user- friendly format.

Student account balances are expected to be paid in full by the final payment due date each term. These charges, in accordance with CSU Policy, apply to all customers billed through the Student Accounts Receivable system, and are subject to a LATE PAYMENT CHARGE of $25.00 when the full amount is not paid when the final payment is due. Such accounts will also be assessed a PENALTY of $40.00 IN ADDITION to the LATE PAYMENT CHARGE when the account balance becomes past due (delinquent). A financial hold will be placed on any delinquent student account. This hold will prevent registration, release of transcripts, and may also prevent graduation and the release of a diploma.

In addition, you understand that Chicago State University may refer your past due account for collection and may authorize legal action against you for the collection of this debt. You agree to be liable for all reasonable collection costs, including attorney fees, court costs, and other charges necessary for the collection of your past due account. You understand that if you allow your account to go into delinquent status, your registration, release of your transcript and diploma will be prohibited until such time as your account is paid in full.

No registration transaction is complete until an initial payment has been made. Please confirm your registration by obtaining a paid receipt for your registration at the cashier’s office. All students registered should obtain a receipt for their first installment.

  1. Students must have met all their financial obligations to the University before they are eligible to register for classes unless payment arrangements for meeting such obligations have been made with the bursar.
  2. Discover, MasterCard, TeleCheck, VISA, cash, money orders, cashier’s checks, certified checks, personal checks and traveler’s checks will be accepted for tuition and fees. ECAP also provides electronic check approval that takes funds from your checking account within 48 hours of the time the check is written to CSU. Business checks will not be accepted.
  3. Students who have presented two NSF (not sufficient funds) checks to the university, even though restitution has been made, will be required to pay for their registration with cash, money orders, certified checks, traveler’s checks, MasterCard, VISA or Discover. Business checks will not be accepted.
  4. Fall 2012 payment deadlines:
Advance Registration April 23 -July 31 Payment Due August 15 or Upon Registration
Regular Registration August 1 - 15; 18 - 19 Payment Due August 15 or Upon Registration
Late Registration August 20 - 21 Payment Due Upon Registration

All registered students must present an initial payment to the Cashier's Office (ADM 211) upon registration to validate and maintain registration in your Fall 2012 classes. Students must present one of the following payment arrangements by the 100% reversal/refund deadline of August 27, 2012:

  • Financial Aid Memo
  • TMS installment plan for remaining account balance
  • Bursar Office Third Party Authorization Memo
  • Initial monetary down payment
  • Quick Pay payment receipt

The deadline for the 100% refund/reversal to drop/withdraw from registered courses is August 27, 2012. Please make your initial payment to validate your classes and avoid being dropped for nonpayment.

Failure to make a payment may result in administrative withdrawal. See Student Registration Responsibility, Student Registration Agreement, and Bursar sections for more information.

5. Installment Payment Option
A. Eligible: All Illinois resident students registering for six (6) or more hours during advance, regular and late registration.

B . Non -eligible: Students who have tuition and fee charges that amount to less than the required deposit, due to financial aid credits, are not eligible. Students registering for less than six (6) hours are not eligible.

C. Tuition Management Installment Plan: Chicago State University offers an interest-free monthly payment plan to distribute your education expenses over time instead of one large payment. For more information, or to enroll, call 1(800) 722-4867 (TMS/ 24 hours a day) and speak with an education payment counselor or log onto www.csu.edu/. Or, you can log on directly to Tuition Management Systems at www.afford.com. Only students enrolling for three (3) credit hours or more are allowed to use the Tuition Management Installment Plan.

Students using the installment payment option are required to make an initial payment at the time of registration. Please remember your initial deposit must go to Chicago State University or your registration will be cancelled. The enrollment fee for using the installment plan varies according to the number of payments in your plan. Whether or not you are on the installment plan with TMS, you will still pay the deferred fee amount if tuition is not paid in full at the time of registration. The deferred fee is non-refundable.


Tuition Management Services (TMS) Monthly Payment Planner

Fall Plans Payment Due Dates Enrollment Fee
Five (5) payments July 1 - November 1 $35.00
Four (4) payments August 1 - November 1 $40.00
Three (3) payments September 1 - November 1 $45.00
Two (2) payments October 1 - November 1 $50.00

Deferred Payment Amount

Full-Time Student: $644.00

Part-Time Student: $423.00

  1. Refunds: The service fee is non-refundable; the down payment is refundable in accordance with the University refund policy. Selecting the installment payment option cannot extend the refund period. Final payment is due on withdrawals after the refund period.
  2. Final Payment: Partial or complete payment will be accepted at any time; however, the total balance must be paid according to your TMS payment plan. If you are not enrolled in TMS, the total balance must be paid by November 15, 2012. Make full payment before the deadline to avoid any additional charges.
  3. Default / failure to make a complete payment on time: Failure to make payment according to your payment plan will cause payment default and a $25 delinquent fee will be assessed each semester that the balance is outstanding. In addition, a hold will be placed on your academic record and you will not be permitted to register for subsequent terms until the balance is paid in full.
  4. Your Financial Responsibilities: f you fail to meet the terms of your installment payment agreement, you will not be eligible for academic credit for enrolled courses. In addition, Chicago State University may report your account to the credit bureau, place your  student account with an outside collection agency and assign the account to the State of Illinois Off-Set System. It is further understood that all reasonable collection costs, fees or legal expenses incurred by Chicago State University and any outside agency in securing payment is your responsibility. These fees could range from 25% to 50% of your unpaid balance.

NOTE: Chicago State University is under no obligation to send individual bills to students. Reminder notices will be placed in university publications.

Refund Policy

  1. Partial refund (less than 12 hours): A partial reversal of tuition and refundable fee charges will be made to the accounts of students who reduce their credit hour load below 12 semester hours during the period beginning April 23, 2012 and ending August 27, 2012.
  2. A 100% refund upon complete withdrawal:A total reversal of tuition and refundable fee charges will be made upon complete formal withdrawal from the university during the period beginning April 23, 2012 and ending August 27, 2012
  3. A 50% refund upon complete withdrawal: A 50% reversal of tuition and refundable fee charges will be made upon complete formal withdrawal from the university during the period beginning August 28, 2012 and ending September 20, 2012.
  4. 0% reversal upon complete withdrawal:No reversal of charges will be granted upon complete withdrawals after September 20, 2012.

Bursar

View Your Bill On-Line

After you register for classes, you can view your bill online. To view your bill, visit www.csu.edu, then click “Cougar Connect.”

  • Log in to Cougar Connect
  • Click Student Resource tab
  • Click View My Bill
  • Click View Statement

All past due balances are due immediately to avoid any additional late fees.

The Fall 2012 initial down payment to secure your advance registration transactions made April 23 - July 31, 2012 is due upon registration or before August 15, 2012. The Fall 2012 initial down payment to secure your regular or late registration transactions made August 1 - 21, 2012 is due upon registration.

You must validate your Fall 2012 registration or your classes may be dropped for non-payment. Please present a form of payment to the Cashier Office located at Cook Bldg Room 211. Initial monetary down payment for part-time (1 -11 registered hours) is $423 and full-time (12+ registered hours) is $644.

Please present a form of payment listed below to the Cashier Office and obtain a cashier receipt:

  • Financial Aid Hold Release Agreement;
  • TMS installment plan for remaining account balance;
  • Bursar Office Third Party Authorization;
  • Initial monetary down payment.

To pay your bill at the Cashier Office, the University accepts cash, check, American Express (AMEX), MasterCard (MC), VISA, and Discover:

  • Cash and Check payments – In person only
  • Credit Card payments – Telephone at (773) 995-2029

For more information regarding your balance or e-bill please contact the Bursar Office at bursar@csu.edu or (773) 995-2470.

Installment payment options are available through the Tuition Management System at www.afford.com.

Questions regarding making payments should be directed to the Cashier Office at (773) 995-2029

Fall 2012 Cougar Cash Card Pick-up

  • Pick up your Cougar Cash Card at the Cashier Office ADM 211 Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
  • To activate your Cougar Cash Card please call (866) 345-4011 or log onto www.cardflexprepaid.com/csu/.

Fall 2012 Financial Aid Refunds

  • You must have a credit balance posted on your student account.
  • Direct Deposit – In your bank account or Cougar Cash Card on disbursement date.
  • Paper Check – In the mail on disbursement date. No check pickup.
  • If you prefer a direct deposit refund you must come to the Bursar Office to make your selection.
  • The initial Fall 2012 financial aid refund is August 31, 2012.
Fall 2012 Refund Calendar (updated 11/12/12)
Credit Balance Post Date Refund Date
August 23, 2012 August 31, 2012
August 29, 2012 September 6, 2012
September 5, 2012 September 13, 2012
September 12, 2012 September 20, 2012
September 19, 2012 September 27, 2012
September 26, 2012 October 4, 2012
October 3, 2012 October 11, 2012
October 10, 2012 October 18, 2012
October 17, 2012 October 25, 2012
October 24, 2012 November 1, 2012
October 31, 2012 November 8, 2012
November 7, 2012 November 15, 2012
November 14, 2012 November 21, 2012
November 21, 2012 November 29, 2012
November 28, 2012 December 6, 2012
December 5, 2012 December 13, 2012
December 12, 2012 December 20, 2012

NOTE: Actual refund amounts may vary depending on factors such as deferred payment option and financial aid award reductions. Refund checks are mailed.

Policy on Returned Checks
All checks are processed through TeleCheck Any returned check will incur a $20 Chicago State University return check fee and a $25 fee payable to TeleCheck for a total of $45. If you reimburse Chicago State University directly for any check, you will still be assessed the $25 fee by TeleCheck, and an additional $25 delinquent payment fee by Chicago State University.

It is the responsibility of the student to maintain a current address in the Office of Records and Registration (ADM 128).

NOTE: All dates, fees, and charges are subject to change without notice.

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