Chicago State University

Financial Information

Installment Payment Plan

Students may pay for their tuition and mandatory fees on an installment payment plan. A non-refundable service fee will be charged to students choosing the installment payment plan, according to the month that the plan begins for the term. The first payment is due at the time of registration. The second payment is due approximately one month later. The third or final

payment is due approximately one month after the second payment. See the class schedule bulletin or check with the Office of the Bursar each semester for the specific dates of installment payments. A delinquent fee of $25.00 will be charged to students who have not completed full payment of their tuition and fees by the due date of the final payment, and a financial hold will be placed on the student’s records preventing registration for the subsequent semester.

On-line Payments

Students who wish to pay their bills online can log on to and click on CSU X-Press. Once there, they should enter the secure area and key in their social security numbers and PAC numbers to log in. Once logged in, they should click on Student Services and Financial Aid, then Student Records, then On-Line Payments.

Senior Citizens Courses Act

The Senior Citizens Courses Act (110 ILCS 990/1 and 990/2) states, “Each public institution of higher education shall permit senior citizens accepted for admission to enroll without the payment of tuition in regularly scheduled credit courses. The Act defines a senior citizen as “any person 65 years or older whose annual household income is less that the threshold amount provided in section 4 of the ‘Senior Citizens and Disabled persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistant Act.’” The current thresholds under this act are less than $21,218 for a household containing three or more persons.