Tuition & Aid
Tuition and cost to attend
KCC is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. Tuition is currently $150 per credit hour, plus $19 in fees, for a total of $169 per credit hour. Additional course fees apply to some courses. This amount is thousands of dollars less than what you would pay at four-year colleges, universities and for-profit institutions – and you still get a great education that will pay off throughout your working life.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and student employment, is also available. There is also an installment payment plan available from Nelnet. It has a non-refundable enrollment fee each semester, but no other interest or finance charges.
Your cost for classes will be based on how many credit hours you take each semester. A full-time student should take 15-16 credit hours each semester to complete an associate degree in two years.
|Residency||Tuition per credit hour||Basic fees per credit hour||Out-of-district fee*||Total per credit hour|
In-district residency is defined as living in KCC’s service area, Community College District 520. Senior citizens (60 years and older) residing within the college district will not be charged any tuition for credit division courses provided sufficient tuition-paying students are enrolled in the class to cover the cost of offering it. Senior citizens still pay individual course fees.
*Residents of Benton, Lake and Newton counties in Indiana are charged the Illinois out-of-district rate for tuition rather than the out-of-state rate.
Costs for Occupational and Health Career Programs
To see specific costs, including books, clothing and equipment, for occupational and health career programs, refer to KCC’s electronic catalog.
Books and Supplies
Expect to pay on average about $960 per semester for textbooks and supplies if you are taking 15 semester hours. Books and supplies are available at the KCC online bookstore. Used books are available at a lower price so you may be able to reduce your textbook cost. Also, KCC does buy back books at the end of the semester.
For financial aid budgeting purposes, estimate $1,824 annually for transportation. Most KCC students drive to school. The River Valley Metro Transit bus stops at KCC.
Room and Board
KCC does not offer on-campus residences. For financial aid purposes, it is estimated that room and board (housing and food) will cost $4,672 per school year for students living with parents and $9,312 for students not living with parents.
Payment deadlines may vary based on your registration dates. Full payments are accepted online, via Student Self-Service, or in the college Accounting Office, located in Student Affairs in the east wing on the second floor of the main building.
|Term||If you register||You must pay ...|
|Spring 2023||Online: Oct. 10 - Dec. 2, 2022||by 5 p.m., Dec. 2|
|In-person: Oct. 17 - Dec. 2, 2022||by 5 p.m., Dec. 2|
|In-person/Online: Dec. 3, 2022 - Jan. 24, 2023||by 5 p.m., Jan. 24|
|In-person/Online: Dec. 4 - end of registration||At the time of registration; or you must enroll in the tuition payment plan|
|Summer 2023||In-person/Online: March 13 - May 5||by May 5 at 5 p.m.|
|In-person/Online: May 6 -June 20||by June 20 at 5 p.m.|
|In-person/Online: June 21 - end of registration||At the time of registration; or you must enroll in the tuition payment plan|
|Fall 2023 (tentative deadlines)||In-person/Online: April 3 - Aug. 4 at 5 p.m.||by Aug. 4 at 5 p.m.|
|In-person/Online: Aug. 5 - Sept. 5||by Sept. 5 at 5 p.m.|
|In-person/Online: Sept. 6 - end of registration||At the time of registration, or you must enroll in the tuition payment plan|
Tuition Payment Options
Following are the payment options at KCC:
Cash - Check - Credit Card
- Cash is accepted only if you are registering in person. Do not mail cash.
- Personal checks can be mailed or presented in person. Make checks payable to Kankakee Community College.
- We accept the following credit cards: VISA, Discover and MasterCard. Credit card payments are accepted in person, by phone and online.
To pay online, sign in to the self-service module - choose Student Finance, then Make a Payment. Payments must be made in full with a credit card.
Nelnet Payment Plan
For your convenience, we offer the Nelnet online payment plan for tuition and fees. After you sign up for Nelnet, tuition and fees are automatically deducted from your checking or savings account or credit card. Payments are spread over several months. Nelnet is not a loan program. There are no interest or finance charges. A non-refundable enrollment fee is charged each semester.
Before You Sign Up
Initial Account Balance — Tuition and fees must total at least $195 per semester to enroll in the payment plan. You must re-enroll each semester.
Balance Changes — Your Nelnet contract will be calculated based on current charges at time of enrollment. If you add or remove courses after you enroll in an Nelnet contract, your charges will be automatically updated.
You must report changes (to adjust/cancel scheduled payments) due to financial aid approval, scholarship payment, etc. to KCC’s Accounting Office a minimum of 10 business days before the Nelnet automatic withdrawal date.
Payment Plan Enrollment Dates — KCC tuition due dates and payment plan enrollment dates are NOT the same. You must complete a payment plan agreement before the last day to pay for preregistered classes. Failure to do so may result in you being dropped from your classes for non-payment.
Start a Payment Plan
- Login to My.kcc.edu portal.
- Under College Applications, click Student Self-Service
- Choose Student Finance
- In the Student Finance drop-down, choose Nelnet Payment Plan
You must pay for your classes in full by the published payment deadlines. KCC does not deregister students from courses for non-payment after the refund date for a class. It is your responsibility to drop a class by the refund date or you will be obligated to pay for it.
Pending or partial financial aid and scholarships may hold you in your classes. Please review your registration statement for exact refund dates. Dropping classes may affect your financial aid.
Course refund dates are listed on your registration statement, viewable by logging into the self-service module and choosing Student Planning.
Tuition refunds for credit division courses are based on the date of withdrawal. If the final day for a refund falls on a weekend or a date when the college is closed, the refund deadline is the following business day.
Tuition refunds for withdrawals from college credit division courses are based on refund date. Refund dates are printed on your registration statement. You can receive a 100 percent refund through 10 percent of the course (approximately 12 calendar days for a 16-week course). No refund will be given if you withdraw after 10 percent of the course has been completed.
You will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees for a canceled course unless you transfer to another class. In that case, the tuition and fees will be applied to the new course.
Financial Aid Forms
KCC can only provide you with the following 1098-T information. Please consult your tax preparer or a tax advisor for further information.
What Is a 1098-T?
- The 1098-T Tax form that you received reports amounts paid by you for qualified tuition and related expenses, as well as other related information. (calendar year based).
- You, or the person who may claim you as a dependent, may be able to take either the tuition and fees deduction or claim an education credit on Form 1040 or 1040A for the qualified tuition and related expenses that were actually paid during the calendar year.
- There is no IRS requirement that you must claim the tuition and fees deduction or an education credit. Claiming education tax benefits is a voluntary decision for those who may qualify.
- There is no need to attach Form 1098-T to your tax return.
- Please refer to the IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education and Form 8863, Education Credits for more information.
Can I Access My 1098-T Online?
Yes! You can securely access your 1098-T form online. You must give your consent to view the 1098-T form electronically. The form also can be printed. To give consent:
- Login to KCC Self-Service account
- Click on Tax Information
- Click on the 1098 information link
- Follow the prompts to give consent.
- Save changes.
Remember: If you opt to access your 1098-T tax form electronically, you will not receive a paper copy in the mail.
When Will I Receive My 1098-T?
For those who opt to access their 1098-T forms electronically, forms will be available sometime prior to Jan. 31. For those opting to receive a paper form, 1098-Ts will be mailed by Jan. 31 to qualifying students’ permanent addresses.
You May Not Receive a 1098-T Form If
Your sponsorship payments exceeded the qualified tuition and related expenses. In that case, the IRS does not require KCC to send you one. We do not have a valid permanent address on file for you.
What If I Need to Correct My Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number (TIN)?
Please print and complete a W-9S form and return to KCC’s Admissions Office.