Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are based on average costs for Resident, Non-Resident, and International students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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.) 

Residents of District 535** $136.25

Online classes (includes hybrid) $136.25

District residents over age 60  $68.12

Employees of approved in-district companies  $136.25

Illinois residents, out-of-district  $367.00

Out-of-state residents or visa holders (except refugee, parolee or asylum) $439.00

Application - $25, one-time charge; nonrefundable; waived for district residents over age 60

  • Limited Enrollment: $25 (per application)
  • International Student: $50 (one-time, nonrefundable)

Audit - $10 per credit hour

Construction - $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

Online course - $50

Registration - $15 (Nonrefundable after 100% refund period)

Re-registration - $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

Transcript - $10 per transcript ($20 for rush transcript)

The student’s cost to attend college, known as “cost of attendance,” includes tuition and fees, as well as such living expenses as food, housing, and transportation while attending school. The school estimates the cost of attendance following guidelines established by federal regulation.

Financial need is determined by an equation that balances the cost of attendance with the student’s expected family contribution. The federal government computes the expected family contribution from information provided on the FAFSA application. When the expected contribution is less than the cost of attendance, the student has demonstrated a “need” for financial assistance.


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The Cost of Attendance (COA)* below is for in-district enrollment of 28 or more credit hours for the fall and spring semesters. Use the COA that reflects your living situation.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Semesters


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*Tuition estimate is based on in-district rates. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

The net price calculator is designed to help families plan for the costs associated with attending Oakton College. By entering your family's financial information into the calculator, you will receive an estimate of the cost to attend Oakton as well as estimates of federal grant aid.  Oakton's 2023-24 cost of attendance is based on enrollment in 14 credit hours each semester at the in-district tuition rate. Students who live outside of Oakton's district will be charged at the out-of-district or out-of-state rate.

Estimates are based on 2023-24 cost of attendance figures and awarding rules. The estimate provided using this net price calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price. Oakton's cost of attendance and financial aid availability may change. This estimate shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, Oakton College, or the State of Illinois.   

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at, and submit paperwork to Oakton in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grants, state grants, educational loans, or federal work-study assistance. Financial aid recipients must also meet all general eligibility and academic progress requirements in order to be considered for financial aid. 

Net Price Calculator

Career/Joint Agreements

Students planning to attend Oakton under a career/joint agreement from their home institution should submit their paperwork to the Enrollment Center. Once the agreement is processed your Oakton bill will reflect the in-district rate. For additional information, contact the Enrollment Center, 847.635.1700.

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Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
The College is closed Friday through Sunday during the summer.

Oakton District 535

Oakton 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.


Students who withdraw from any or all of their classes may be eligible for a refund according to the Refund Schedule below.

Refunds for Class Cancellation

If Oakton cancels a course, students enrolled in it at that time will receive a full refund for the class.

Refund Schedule
Refunds are given only when a student officially drops from a class by the refund date. Refund dates are based on the starting date of the semester. If the class begins later than the first week of the semester, refund dates are based on the starting date of the class. Refund checks are mailed after classes begin. If you paid by credit card, your credit card will be credited with your refund.
Drop Deadlines

For detailed information regarding drop deadlines for all enrolled classes, view your Concise Student Schedule

  • Log in to myOakton
  • Select Student Profile
  • Select Concise Student Schedule
Fall 2023
  • 16-week classes*
  • 100% refund: 4/3/23 - 8/28/23
  • 50% refund: 8/29/23 - 9/5/23
  • No refund: 9/6/23 - 9/18/23
  • Withdrawal (W on transcript): 9/19/23 - 10/23/23

Important Note: Due to the shorter duration of summer classes, students have significantly less time for dropping with a refund. 

*Please refer to your Concise Student Schedule for any class shorter than 16 weeks

*Refund amounts and dates vary depending on the course start and end date.  If a student is registered for multiple classes, each class may have a different refund deadline. Because of this, it is essential to check your Concise Student Schedule for specific refund deadlines. 

If a student does not wish to continue a class, it is their responsibility to drop classes through myOakton. Students may contact the Enrollment Center with any issues or questions related to dropping classes.

EZ Pay Tuition Payment Plan

A term-based payment plan is available to help students meet their educational expenses. This is not a loan; there is no credit check, no interest or finance charges and no debt. Enrolling in the payment plan, prior to tuition due date, avoids courses being dropped for non-payment. The cost for this convenient budget plan is a nonrefundable fee of $25 per semester.

Payments may be made through automated bank payment (ACH) from a checking or savings account or through a credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover). After any down payment, which is paid at time of enrollment, all remaining payments are paid on the 5th of the month. Payments increase when courses are added or decreased for dropped courses if the course(s) qualifies for a tuition refund according to the College’s refund schedule above. A minimum $100 tuition bill is required to enroll. Any payment returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $25 returned payment fee.

To receive in-district tuition, students who either reside or work full time in Oakton’s district are required to prove in-district residency or submit a Business Educational Service Agreement (PDF) (557 KB) at the Enrollment Center.

To enroll in the EZ Pay Tuition Payment Plan

  • Register online through my.Oakton.
  • Within Quick Links, select Bill and Payment - EZ Pay.
  • Select Payment Plans.

Third-Party Payment and Authorized User

Students may authorize a third party, such as a parent, spouse, or employer, access to tuition and payment information through myOakton.

  • Within Quick Links, select Bill and Payment - EZ Pay.
  • Select Authorized Users.

The authorized third party may view a bill, make a payment, and establish a payment plan. Depending on the level of security granted, an authorized third party may also view financial history. The authorized third party may make a payment or establish a payment plan. Authorized third parties cannot access restricted academic information such as a student’s personal information, class schedule, grades, or additional financial aid information.