Tuition and Fees

Tuition Per Credit Hour:
Type of Student Cost
District 528 residents $110.00
Out-of-district residents $387.16
Out-of-state residents $469.94
Foreign students $469.94
District 528 Senior Citizens 65 or over pay fees only. Must be 65 or older at time of registration. fees only
Online courses (regardless of residency) $110.00
Purpose Cost
Non-refundable Admissions Application fee $15.00
Non-refundable Registration fee $ 7.00 per semester
Technology fee $ 9.00 per credit hour This fee applies to all students.
Infrastructure fee $ 7.75 per credit hour This fee applies to all students.
Audit fee $82.78 per credit hour
Online course fee $15.00 per credit hour
Blended course fee $ 7.50 per credit hour
Course Specific Fees Varies by class

* If you reside out of the college district but are employed at least 35 hours per week within the district, you may be entitled to an in-district rate. Provide the Registration office with a letter from your employer (on company letterhead, with the name, address, and phone number of the company) verifying that you're employed at least 35 hours per week, include your social security number, typed name of the business owner or manager, and signature of the owner or manager.

How do I pay my tuition?

Nelnet Automatic Tuition Payment Plan

Important Payment Plan Note

The Nelnet payment plan is a contract agreement between you and Nelnet.

  • ALL scheduled payments are expected to be made.
  • Applying for financial aid does not exempt you from making contract payments on time.
  • Please be aware prior to signing this payment plan agreement that most financial aid is applied after all payment due dates.
  • How can I pay tuition using Nelnet Payment Plan?
    1. You will need:
      • your myMCC username and password
      • credit card or debit card number, a checking or savings account bank routing and account number
    2. Visit
    3. Sign on with your MCC username and password
    4. Select Self-Service
    5. Select Student Finance
    6. Hover over the Student Finance tab and select Nelnet Payment Plan
    7. Select Proceed to Processor
    8. If this is your first time enrolling in the plan, you will be asked to create a profile
    9. Select the term you want to set up a payment plan for
  • How much will it cost me to use Nelnet?
    • $25 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee
    • $30 returned payment fee
    • 2.75% credit/debit card convenience fee with each payment
  • How will I make my payments?

    Choose one of the following options:

    1. Automatic Bank Payment (ACH)
      • Authorize the automatic payment plan to withdraw your payment each month from your bank account.
      • Choose to have your payment withdrawn from your savings or checking account.
      • Payments are withdrawn on the fifth of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.
    2. Credit/Debit Card Option
      • Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the credit card you choose.
      • Payments will be charged on the fifth of each month until the balance is paid in full.
      • 2.75% credit/debit card convenience fee will be charged with each payment
  • How will my payments be spread out?

    For your convenience, you can enroll in Nelnet payment plan online once you've registered for classes. Tuition balance will be divided into monthly installments. The earlier you enroll in Nelnet, the more flexibility you have to spread out your payments.

  • Whom should I contact if I have more questions about Nelnet?

    Contact the bursar’s office at (815) 455-8910 or (815) 479-7549.

If you have trouble meeting educational expenses, contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. (815) 455-8761

Is someone else paying your tuition?

MCC will not provide tuition due/any financial information to anyone other than the student without a Release of Confidentiality form on file. Forms available in Registration, A258.

It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of McHenry County College withdrawal and refund policies. See our Refund Policy.