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-
Calculate Your Tuition
Spring 2013 Tuition Rates
Spring 2013 Mandatory Fees
Spring 2013 Six Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Spring 2013 Payment Policy
Spring 2013 Tuition Management Services (TMS) Monthly Payment Planner
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.
What is an e-Bill? An E-Bill is the electronic version of your monthly statement. 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 is 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.
Click here for tuition rates for On-Campus Tuition Rates for Illinois and non-Illinois residents.
Mandatory fees apply to all on-campus students and students with a combination of
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.
Mandatory fee rates are subject to change.
||Full - Time
||Part - Time
|* Amount subject to change.
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 2004-2005 academic year. Beginning with the Fall 2004 semester, each new undergraduate
class of students (first-time freshmen and transfer students) will have the tuition
rate held constant for four consecutive years. In 2010 the bill was amended to include
an additional two years of guaranteed tuition rates for the amount the university
charged students who first enrolled in the university for the academic year following
the academic year the student first enrolled in the university.
The guaranteed rates will remain in effect for six years or until the student reaches
120 credit hours, whichever comes first. The hours will be extended to accommodate
any majors or programs that exceed the 120 hours or six 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 guarantee
rate be valid beyond six years of total enrollment. The undergraduate (returning,
non-guaranteed rate) will be assessed for students that extend beyond the six-year
guarantee period (120 credit hours) or six years of total enrollment. For all other
students, Chicago State University’s current tuition program remains in effect. The
Class Schedule Bulletin published each term should be referenced for current information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A change in major will not affect the guaranteed rate. The guarantee rate will continue
for the number of credit hours necessary to complete the new major, not to exceed
six years of total enrollment. Beyond six years of total enrollment, the undergraduate
(returning, non-guarantee rate) 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.
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.
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.
The Six-Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan is extended to all undergraduate out-of-state
new freshmen and transfer students whose permanent residence is not within the state
The Six-Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan is extended to all undergraduate new freshmen
and transfer students whose permanent residence is within the state of Illinois.
Effective Fall 2010, newly admitted 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 or South Dakota are extended in-state tuition rates at Chicago
|Admission Application (Doctoral)
|Admission Application (Graduate)
|Admission Application (International)
|Admission Application (Undergraduate)
|Cap & Gown (Graduate)
|Cap & Gown (Undergraduate)
|CLEP Examination Fee
|Commencement Fee (Graduate/Undergraduate)
|Deferred Payment Fee
||Per payment plan
|Distance Learning Fee (per hybrid/online course)
|Extension Courses Fee (per credit hour)
|Finance Charge on Unpaid Balance
||1.5% per month
|Graduation Application (Graduate)
|Graduation Application (Undergraduate)
|Late Placement Testing
|Late Registration (Fall / Spring Term)
|Lost ID Card
|Transcript via mail (per copy)
|Transcript over the counter (per copy)
|Written Verification of Enrollment (Non-governmental agencies, see Enrollment Verifications.)
- 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) pay by cash, check, charge, or debit card.
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 registration. 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-
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.
- 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.
- AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, cash, money orders, cashier’s checks, certified checks, personal checks and traveler’s
checks will be accepted for tuition and fees. Online credit card payments can be made
by visiting www.afford.com and selecting "Make a Payment." 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.
- 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, AMEX, MasterCard, VISA or Discover. Business checks will
not be accepted.
- Spring 2013 payment deadlines:
||November 19 - 30, 2012
||Payment Due December 5, 2012
||December 1 - January 6
||Payment Due January 7, 2013
|January 7 - February 10 (Special Session)
||Payment Due Upon Registration
||January 7 - January 15 (Regular Session)
||Payment Due Upon Registration
|February 11 - 12, 2013 (Special Session)
||Payment Due Upon Registration
Final payment of tuition and fees is due by March 29, 2013.
All registered students must present an initial payment to the Cashier's Office (ADM
211) upon registration to validate and maintain registration in your Spring 2013 classes.
Students must present one of the following payment arrangements by the 100% reversal/refund
- 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 January 22 for regular session courses. See Academic Calendar or Quick View for
additional dates. Please make your initial payment to validate your classes and avoid
being dropped for non-payment.
Failure to make a payment may result in administrative withdrawal. See Student Registration
Responsibility, Student Registration Agreement, and Bursar sections for more information.
Students who are eligible to register after being dropped or administratively withdrawn
for non-payment will not be reinstated into course sections for which they were previously
6. Installment Payment Option
A. Eligible: All Illinois resident students registering for six 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 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. To enroll, call 800-222-4867 (TMS / 24 hours a day); or visit www.afford.com.
Students using the installment payment option are required to make an initial payment
at the time of registration. 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
|Spring 2013 Plans
||Payment Due Dates
|Five (5) payments
||December 1, 2012 - April 1, 2013
|Four (4) payments
||January 1, 2013 - April 1, 2013
|Three (3) payments
||February 1, 2013 - April 1, 2013
Students must enroll for TMS with the Bursar’s office.
Full-Time Student: $644.00 / Part-Time Student: $423.00
- TMS Refunds
The service fee is nonrefundable; 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.
- TMS 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 March 29, 2013. Make full payment before the deadline
to avoid any additional charges.
- Default on TMS Plan
Failure to make a complete payment on time 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
- Your financial responsibilities
If 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.
- Partial reversal (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 November 19 and ending January
- 100% reversal 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 November 19 and ending January 22, 2013.
- 50% reversal 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 January 23, 2013 and ending February 14, 2013.
- 0% reversal upon complete withdrawal: No reversal of charges will be granted upon
complete withdrawals after February 14, 2013.
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.
Validate Your Classes
The Spring 2013 initial down payment to secure your advance registration transactions
made November 19, 2012 through January 5, 2013 is due upon registration or before
January 7, 2013. The Spring 2013 initial down payment to secure your regular or late
registration transactions made January 6 February 12, 2013 or later is due upon registration.
You must validate your Spring 2013 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 on or before the
initial payment due date:
- 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
- Or pay online by visiting www.afford.com and selecting "Make a One-Time Payment."
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. For more information regarding your balance or E-Bill please contact
the Bursar Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 995-2470.
Tuition Waiver Applicants
Eligible employees and cooperating teachers requesting tuition waivers must present
applications to the Office of Financial Aid, ADM 207, with all appropriate signatures
by September 15, for the fall term, January 30 for the Spring term and by the first
day of classes for any intersession or summer session in which the waiver is presented
and the individual enrolls.
The tuition waiver is to be applied toward the term in which the course is taken.
Waiver applications are to be submitted for each term of enrollment. Waivers do not
cover past due bills and will not be accepted after the deadline date.
- 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/
- 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
- The initial Spring 2013 financial aid refund is January 28, 2013.
Spring 2013 Refund Calendar
|Credit Balance Post Date
|January 17, 2013
||January 28, 2013
|January 30, 2013
||February 7, 2013
|February 6, 2013
||February 14, 2013
|February 13, 2013
||February 21, 2013
|February 20, 2013
||February 28, 2013
|February 27, 2013
||March 7, 2013
|March 6, 2013
||March 14, 2013
|March 13, 2013
||March 21, 2013
|March 20, 2013
||March 28, 2013
|March 27, 2013
||April 4, 2013
|April 3, 2013
||April 11, 2013
|April 10, 2013
||April 18, 2013
|April 17, 2013
||April 25, 2013
|April 24, 2013
||May 2, 2013
|May 1, 2013
||May 9, 2013
|May 8, 2013
||May 16, 2013
|May 15, 2013
||May 23, 2013
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 $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.
NOTE: All dates, fees, and charges are subject to change without notice.
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