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Tuition & Fees

Notice: Tuition bills are only available online. Bills are no longer be mailed to your home. Students can access their electronic tuition statement by logging on to myOakton.

Tuition per semester hour
(effective beginning summer 2015)

Resident Category


Residents of District 535*


District residents over age 60


Employees of approved in-district companies


Illinois residents, out-of-district


Out-of-state residents or visa holders (except refugee, parolee or asylum)


*Distance learning students are charged in-district rates.

Proof of District Residency Deadline

Spring 2016: Monday, January 25, 7 p.m.
Summer 2016: Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m.
Fall 2016: Monday, August 29, 7 p.m.

To prove residency, you must submit a valid Illinois driver’s license, an Illinois state I.D., two current bank statements or utility bills, or an in-district high school transcript issued within the last two years. Documentation must show you have lived within District 535 for at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the term. Additional proof may be requested at the discretion of the College.

Employees of in-district companies who live out of District 535 must meet certain criteria to qualify for the Business Service Agreement tuition rate. Please contact the Enrollment Center at 847.635.1700.

Chargebacks and Joint Agreements
Oakton students who are seeking a degree/certificate not available at the College may be eligible for a chargeback or joint agreement to attend another community college in Illinois that offers that curriculum. Specific rules apply. Application is required 30 days prior to the start of a term. For additional information, contact the Enrollment Center, 847.635.1700 (Des Plaines) or 847.635.1400 (Skokie).



$25, one-time charge; non-refundable; waived for district residents over age 60
$50 (international application)


$10 per credit hour


$2 per credit hour


Required by certain courses, as indicated in the class schedule

Late Proof of Residency

$27 - $52 (Varies depending on date submitted.)

Returned Check

$25 each return

Student Activities

$3 per semester hour, except for district residents over age 60


$10 per transcript ($20 for rush transcript)


$15 (Non-refundable after 100% refund period)


$25 (A fee of $25 is charged each time a student is dropped by the College for non-payment of tuition and fees, and registers again for that same term/session.)

Cashier (Room 1860, Des Plaines)
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon

*The College is closed Friday through Sunday during the summer.

District 535
Oakton Community College District 535 serves more than 450,000 residents in the communities of Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, and parts of Des Plaines*, Mount Prospect* and Rosemont*.

*Contact the Enrollment Center at 847.635.1700 for exact in-district addresses.

Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

Academic Program

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Science students at Oakton analyze invasive species, crystallize proteins — and get paid for it, too.