Tuition & Fees

Notice: Tuition bills are only available online. Students can access their electronic tuition statement by logging on to myOakton.

Tuition* per semester hour
(Effective beginning summer 2017.)

Resident Category


Residents of District 535**


Online classes (excludes hybrid)


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)




$25, one-time charge; nonrefundable; waived for district residents over age 60
Limited Enrollment: $25 (per application)
International Student: $50 (one-time, nonrefundable)


$10 per credit hour


$2 per credit hour

Course lab

Required by certain courses, as indicated in the class schedule

Direct Digital textbook access

See course listings.

Late proof of residency

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

Online course



$15 (Nonrefundable after 100% refund period)


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

Returned check

$25 each return

Student activity

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


$10 per transcript ($20 for rush transcript)

Proof of District Residency Deadline
Spring 2019: Monday, Jan. 28
Summer 2019:
Thursday, June 13
Fall 2019:
Monday, August 26
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.

Joint Agreements
Students planning to attend Oakton Community College under a joint agreement from their home institution should submit their paperwork to the Enrollment Center. The joint agreement will be processed within two business days. Once the agreement is processed your Oakton bill will reflect the in-district rate. For additional information, contact the Enrollment Center, 847.635.1700 (Des Plaines) or 847.635.1400 (Skokie).

Cashier (Room 1860, Des Plaines)
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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**.


*Tuition and fees are subject to change by official action taken by the Oakton Board of Trustees.

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