Pay for College

Joliet Junior College offers excellent education at an affordable cost. We also have different ways to help you pay for school. View the information below for latest tuition information.

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View the information below for latest tuition information.

  • Summer 2019

    JJC In-District Residents
    $113.00 tuition + $33 fees = $146 per credit hour

    Illinois Out-of-District
    $379.00 tuition + $33 fees = $412.00 per credit hour

    $405.00 tuition + $33 fees = $438.00 per credit hour

    Differential Tuition*
    $226.00 tuition + $33 fees = $259.00 per credit hour (NURS, DMS and RADT courses)

    $169.50 tuition + $33 fees = $202.50 per credit hour (AS, CA, EEAS, WLDG courses)

  • Fall 2019

    JJC In-District Residents
    $113.00 tuition + $35 fees = $148 per credit hour

    Illinois Out-of-District
    $384.00 tuition + $35 fees = $419.00 per credit hour

    $412.00 tuition + $35 fees = $447.00 per credit hour

    Differential Tuition*
    $226.00 tuition + $35 fees = $261.00 per credit hour (NURS, DMS and RADT courses)

    $169.50 tuition + $35 fees = $204.50 per credit hour (AS, EEAS, WLDG and CA courses)

  • Spring 2019

    JJC In-District Residents
    $113.00 tuition + $33 fees = $146 per credit hour

    Illinois Out-of-District
    $379.00 tuition + $33 fees = $412.00 per credit hour

    $405.00 tuition + $33 fees = $438.00 per credit hour

    Differential Tuition*

    • $226.00 tuition + $33 fees = $259.00 per credit hour (NURS, DMS and RADT courses)
    • $169.50 tuition + $33 fees = $202.50 per credit hour (AS, EEAS WLDG and CA courses)

Estimated Cost of Attending

Academic Years 2018/2019

Dependent Students


Estimated Annual Costs*

$14,456 yr

Tuition and fees

$ 4,380

Housing and meals**

$ 4,296

Books and supplies

$ 1,500


$ 1,820

Other miscellaneous costs**

$ 2,460


Independent Students


Estimated Annual Costs*

$18,750 yr

Tuition and fees

$ 4,380

Housing and meals**

$ 8,590

Books and supplies

$ 1,500


$ 1,820

Other miscellaneous costs**

$ 2,460

*These figures are based on in-district enrollment of 15 credit hours per term (Fall and Spring) for a student who is not in a differential tuition program.

**These items are not charged by the college. Rather, they are an estimate of what it costs to live in the Joliet Junior College district and attend school full-time.

Online Courses

Tuition is the same for all students. Students are charged in-district rates. A course fee of $35.00 is added to all online and hybrid sections.

JJC has been approved by the state of Illinois to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Participation allows JJC to accept out-of-state students from states also participating in SARA. For further information, including a listing of participating states, please visit Out-of-State Students/SARA.

Additional Information

  • What do Fees Fund at JJC?

    Technology Fee

    The college’s technology fee funds the technology replacement plan program for the college’s computers, hardware, servers, etc., as well as investments in new technologies.

    Student Service Fee

    The college’s student fee funds several programs including athletics, student clubs, the emergency notification/text-messaging system, student IDs, and child care.

    Capital Assessment Fee

    The college’s capital assessment fee funds debt service on bonds related to construction and capital projects including infrastructure replacements and new buildings such as the Campus Center.

    Course/Lab Fees – varies depending on the course

    The college’s course fees are used for instructional purposes to fund equipment, lab supplies, and other needs specific to that program of study. (Example: food supplies for the culinary program.)

  • 1098-T Tax Forms

    For calendar years  2015 - 2017, your Form 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year.

    Depending on your income (or your family’s income, if you are a dependent), whether you were considered full- or half-time enrolled, and the amount of your qualified educational expenses for the year, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. (You can find detailed information about claiming education tax credits in IRS Publication 970, page 9.)

    The dollar amounts reported on your Form 1098-T may assist you in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of your tax return.

    Joliet Junior College is unable to provide you with individual tax advice, but should you have questions, you should seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.

    Below is a blank sample of the 2018 Form 1098-T that you will receive in January 2019 for your general reference. 


    To contact the IRS for any further tax related question, please visit or call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676.

    Accessing Your 1098T

    1. Log in to your account through the access MyJJC and choose the 'Self-Service' app; log in again if prompted.
    2. From the self-service menu, choose 'Tax Information'. You will then be able to select the applicable tax year and print your 1098T.
    3. Do you need to correct your social security number (SSN) or tax identification number (TIN)? Please print and complete a W-9S form and return to our Records Office (A-1020).

  • FAQ's | Other Services


    How can I make a payment?

    Full payments can be made in person, by mail, over the phone or online. If you need to spread your payments out over a period of time, JJC offers an automatic online payment plan option through Nelnet Business Solutions, JJC's tuition management program.

    What is the automatic payment plan? How do I use it?

    Nelnet is a third party the college has partnered with to assist in spreading out your JJC payments for the semester you enroll in. There is a non-refundable $25.00 fee for this service. Please visit the FACTS page to learn more.

    How can I find out my tuition balance?

    I dropped a class, when can I expect my refund?

    Refunds are generated approximately two weeks AFTER classes have begun for the term and on a weekly basis. If payment was received by cash, check or via NBS automatic payment plan, a refund check will be mailed to the current address in the system. Please be sure your address information is current within our system (contact for address corrections). If the student's account was paid by credit/debit card, a credit will be issued back to the same credit/debit card.

    However, if the student has a financial obligation still owed to the school (ex: tuition; book voucher; fines; ) their debts will be deducted from their refund. Refunds will not be generated if a student has a restriction placed on their account until the restriction is resolved with the appropriate department.

    Student Accounts and Payments does not hold any type of student refund checks for pick up.

    Can I get a payment plan during the summer?

    Yes, payment plans are offered for all semesters.


    Food Services Swipe Card / Meal Plan

    Purchase your JJC Food Services swipe card today! Visit the Food Services page for more information.

    Parking Fines

    Parking fines can be paid at the Student Accounts and Payments office. View the Police & Safety page for detailed Traffic and Parking Regulations and enforcement information.

    Early Childhood Center

    Joliet Junior College's licensed Early Childhood Center is offered to students and staff at the college to make teaching and learning more convenient. View the Early Childhood Center page for current rates and fees which are paid at Student Accounts and Payments.

    Academic Skills Center

    The Academic Skills Center is now NCTA certified! For a complete listing of tests offered and fees, please visit the Testing Services page.

    Transcript Requests - In Person Immediate pick-up only

    An in person immediate pick up only transcript request can be ordered at the Office of the Registrar located at the Main Campus room A-1020. All students wishing to request an in-person transcript are required to complete the order form and make payment at Student Accounts and Payments prior to visiting the transcript office.

    1. Log into MyJJC - you must have a student ID
    2. Go to Students Menu
    3. Under "Financial Information" choose "View Account and Make Payments"

  • Update Your Contact Information

    Are you a former student? Make sure to update your contact information.