Summer 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 and 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.

Summer 2012 On-Campus Non-Illinois Resident
Summer 2012 Off Campus Tuition
Distance Learning Tuition
Calculate Your Tuition
Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Payment and Refund Policy
Tuition Management Installment Plan

Effective Fall 2010, newly admitted students whose state of permanent residence is Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri or Wisconsin are extended in-state tuition rates at Chicago State University.

Summer 2012 On-Campus Illinois Resident*

Entering Term Tuition per Credit Hour # of Credit Hours Fees Total Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $217 1 - 8 $342 $559 - $2078
$217 9+ $463 $2416
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $215 1 - 8 $342 $557 - $2062
$215 9+ $463 $2398
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $210 1 - 8 $342 $552 - $2022
$210 9+ $463 $2353
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $208 1 - 8 $342 $550 - $2006
$208 9+ $463 $2335
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $206 1 - 8 $342 $548 - $1990
$206 9+ $463 $2317
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $229 1 - 8 $342 $571 - $2174
$229 9+ $463 $2524
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $249 1 - 8 $342 $591 - $2334
$249 9+ $463 $2704
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $269 1 - 8 $342 $611 - $2494
$269 9+ $463 $2884
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $277 1 - 8 $342 $619 - $2558
$277 9+ $463 $2956
Graduate $261 1 - 8 $342 $603 - $2558
$261 9+ $463 $2812
Doctoral $277 1 - 8 $342 $619 - $2558
$277 9+ $463 $2956
Pharmacy (Special Topics) $261 1 - 8 $342 $603 - $2558
$261 9+ $463 $2812
Pharmacy $919 1 - 8 $342 $1261 - $7694
$919 9+ $463 $8734

Summer 2012 On-Campus Non-Illinois Resident*

Entering Term Tuition per Credit Hour # of Credit Hours Fees Total Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $437 1 - 8 $342 $746 - $3714
$437 9+ $463 $4259
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $389 1 - 8 $342 $676 - $3154
$389 9+ $463 $3629
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $420 1 - 8 $342 $704 - $3378
$420 9+ $463 $3881
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $414 1 - 8 $342 $698 - $3330
$414 9+ $463 $3827
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $410 1 - 8 $342 $732 - $3602
$410 9+ $463 $4133
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $455 1 - 8 $342 $777 - $3962
$455 9+ $463 $4538
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $495.50 1 - 8 $342 $817.50 - $4286
$495.50 9+ $463 $4902.50
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $536 1 - 8 $342 $858 - $4610
$536 9+ $463 $5267
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $552 1 - 8 $342 $894 - $4758
$552 9+ $463 $5431
Graduate $498 1 - 8 $342 $840 - $4326
$498 9+ $463 $4945
Doctoral $518 1 - 8 $342 $793 - $4090
$518 9+ $463 $4682
Pharmacy (Special Topics) $261 1 - 8 $342 $603 - $2558
$261 9+ $463 $2812
Pharmacy $1377 1 - 8 $342 $1719 - $11358
$1377 9+ $463 $12856

Summer 2012 Off Campus Tuition (per credit hour)*

  Illinois Resident Non-Illinois Resident
Undergraduate $242* $462*
Undergraduate 2004 $240* $414*
Undergraduate 2005 $235* $445*
Undergraduate 2006 $233* $439*
Undergraduate 2007 $231* $435*
Undergraduate 2008 $254* $480*
Undergraduate 2009 $274* $520.50*
Undergraduate 2010 $294* $561*
Undergraduate 2011 $302* $577*
Graduate $286* $523*
* These rates are per credit hour.

Summer 2012 Distance Learning Tuition*

  Illinois Resident Non-Illinois Resident
Undergraduate $217 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $437 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2004 $215 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $389 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2005 $210 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $420 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2006 $208 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $414 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2007 $206 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $410 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2008 $229 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $455 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2009 $249 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $495.50 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2010 $269 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $536 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2011 $277 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $552 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Graduate $261 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee $498 (per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee

Calculate Your Tuition

This formula shows how to tabulate your tuition charges.
On-Campus: (Total number of credit hours you are taking) X (tuition per credit hour) + (fees applicable to your total credit hours) = Your tuition.

Off-Campus: (Total number of credit hours you are taking) X (tuition per credit hour) = Your tuition.

Distance Learning: (Total number of credit hours you are taking) X (tuition per credit hour) + $50 Distance Learning Fee) = Your Tuition.

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.

  Full-Time Part-Time
Activity
$42
$28
Athletics
$97
$87
Health
$23
$17
Student Union
$143
$96
Facility
$79
$57
IT
$79
$57
TOTAL
$463
$342

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

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 listed in the Class Schedule Bulletin.

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 have their tuition rate held constant for four consecutive years.

The guaranteed rates will remain in effect for four 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 no 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 that 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. The guaranteed 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 by invoking 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 during the Fall and Spring semesters and up to nine hours during the Summer session. This credit hour cap will allow students to complete 120 credit hours in eight semesters or four years. Credit hours above 15 will be charged at the rate for 15 credit hours during Fall and Spring semesters. Credit hours above 9 will be charged at the rate for 9 credit hours during the Summer sessions.

Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition

Undergraduate out-of-state (non-Illinois resident) per credit hour tuition is twice the resident per credit hour tuition. The Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan is extended to all undergraduate out-of-state new freshmen and transfer students.

Out-of-State Graduate Tuition Rates

Graduate out-of-state (non-Illinois resident) per credit hour tuition is twice the resident per credit hour tuition.

Miscellaneous Fees
Admission Application (Doctoral) $50
Admission Application (Graduate) $30
Admission Application (International) $100
Admission Application (Undergraduate) $25
Cap and Gown (Graduate) $65
Cap and 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 (Hybrid/Online Courses) $50
Finance Charge on Unpaid Balance 1.5% per month
Graduation Application (Graduate) $50
Graduation Application (Undergraduate) $50
Immunization Non-Compliance $25
Late Payment $25
Late Placement Testing $15
Late Registration (Fall & Spring Terms) $100
Lost ID Card $20
Non-sufficient Funds Fee $40
Special Exam $10
Transcript (per copy) $5
Transcript - over the counter (per copy) $10
Written Verification of Enrollment $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

No registration transaction is complete until it has been processed by the Office of the Cashier, ADM 211.

Payment Policy

  1. Students who have outstanding debts at Chicago State University will not be permitted to register until those debts have been paid.
  2. MasterCard, VISA, Discover, TeleCheck, American Express, cash, money orders, cashier’s checks, certified checks, personal checks and traveler’s checks will be accepted for tuition and fee charges. ECAP also provides electronic check approval that takes funds from your checking account within 48 hours of the time that 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.

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. To enroll, call 1-(800) 722-4867 (TMS 24 hours a day) or visit www.afford.com. Students using the installment payment option are required to make an initial payment by the payment deadline date or upon registration (see page 4 of the Class Schedule Bulletin). 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 nonrefundable.

Tuition Management Services (TMS) Monthly Payment Planner
Summer Plans Payment Due Dates Enrollment Fee
Three months May 1- July 1 $45
Two months June 1 - July 1 $50
  1. Refunds: The service fee is nonrefundable; the down payment is refundable in accordance with the University Refund Policy. The refund period can not be extended by selecting the deferred payment option. Final payment is still 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 to avoid any additional charges.
  3. Default: Failure to make payment places the student’s account in default and a $25 delinquent fee will be assessed. In addition, a hold will be placed on the student’s academic record and the student will not be permitted to register for subsequent terms until the balance is paid.

1098T Tax Information

Chicago State University no longer mails 1098T tax forms to students. You can print your 1098T notification form via the web at CSU X-Press.

Refund Policy

The service fee is nonrefundable; the down payment is refundable in accordance with the University Refund Policy (See Refunds). The refund period cannot be extended by selecting the deferred payment option. Final payment is still due on withdrawals after the refund period.

SESSION DATE 100% REFUND 50% REFUND
May 29 - June 30 May 29 - June 6 June 7- June 12
July 2 - August 4 July 2 - July 10 July 11 - July 16
May 29 - August 4 May 29 - June 6 June 7 - June 12

A partial reversal of tuition and refundable fee charges will be made to the accounts of students who reduce their credit hour load below nine semester hours during the total reversal of tuition period for the specific course dropped.

Your Financial Responsibilities

If you fail to meet the terms of your deferred 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 and assign your student account to an outside collection agency. 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: Refund checks are mailed. Please allow four (4) weeks for processing from the final refund date.

Returned Check Policy

All checks are processed through TeleCheck. Any returned checks will require a $40 return check fee by CSU and a $25 fee by TeleCheck, totaling $65. If a student pays CSU directly, a $25 assessment by TeleCheck will still be enforced. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain a current address in the records office. Students should note that all dates, fees, and charges are subject to change without notice.

Course fees and payment policies are administered by the Office of Administration and Finance. For more information, contact the Office of the Cashier at 773-995-2029.

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

Office of the Bursar
ADM 211 • 773-995-2470

ALL PAST DUE BALANCES ARE DUE IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID ANY ADDITIONAL LATE FEES.

Validate Your Classes
You must validate your Summer 2012 registration or your classes will be dropped for non-payment.
Please present a form of payment as listed below to the Cashier Office located at Cook Bldg Room 211 on or before the initial payment due date:
May 21, 2012 Courses beginning the week of May 29, 2012
June 25, 2012 Courses beginning the week of July 2, 2012

Initial monetary down payment for part-time registration (1 -11 registered hours) is $423 and full-time registration (12+ registered hours) is $644.

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

Financial aid recipients should check their financial aid status to determine if aid awarded is sufficient to cover balance due. Otherwise, payment arrangements should be made through TMS installment plan for the remaining account balance. Payment arrangements can also be made by Bursar Office Third Party Authorization.

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

Summer 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 https://www.cardflexprepaid.com/csu/

Summer 2012 Financial Aid Refunds

  • You must have a credit account 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.
  • The initial Summer 2012 financial aid refund is Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

Please note: You are ineligible for direct deposit if you have a prior term balance on your student account. To verify your account status, log into CougarConnect and view your student account balance.

Summer 2012 Refund Calendar

Credit Balance Post Date Refund Date
June 6, 2012 June 12, 2012
June 13, 2012 June 21, 2012
June 20, 2012 June 28, 2012
June 27, 2012 July 5, 2012
July 5, 2012 July 12, 2012
July 11, 2012 July 19, 2012
July 18, 2012 July 26, 2012
July 25, 2012 August 2, 2012
August 1, 2012 August 9, 2012
August 8, 2012 August 16, 2012
August 15, 2012 August 23, 2012
August 22, 2012 August 30, 2012

Summer 2012 E-bills

E-bills are issued monthly. Chicago State University does not issue paper bills. Find your online e-Bill, Account Summary, and IRS Tax Information:

  • Go To Cougar Connect
  • Select Student Resource Tab
  • Click View My Bill
  • Click View Statement

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

Policy on Returned Checks
All checks are processed through Telecheck. Any returned check will incur a $40 Chicago State University return check fee and a $25 fee payable to Telecheck, for a total of $65. 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 the Registrar.

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