Fee Schedule Descriptions

Academic Success Lab

Assessed to new students to support administration of the academic success program.

Course Add/Drop

Assessed to students who change their course schedule during the Add/Drop period. Assessed for each Add/Drop form submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Criminal Background Check

Paid directly to an identified third party vendor for purposes of background evaluation.

Deferred Tuition Payment Plan

Assessed to students requesting a deferred payment plan. Applications submitted to the Office of Student Accounts.

Degree Conferral

Assessed to all degree seeking students upon completion of program of study and prior to receipt of a diploma.

Extended Payment Plan (Non-Student)

Assessed to former students requesting a payment plan for an outstanding balance. Applications submitted to the Office of Student Accounts.

Graduate Transfer Credit

Assessed to all graduate-level students per unit of credit transferred into a degree program.

Late Payment

Assessed monthly to students who are past due on a tuition or payment plan.

Late Registration

Assessed to students who fail to register during their scheduled registration period.

Official Transcript

The cost of one official electronic transcript is $5.50, and the cost of one official paper transcript is $7.50. Additional shipping charges may apply. Transcripts may be ordered here.

Replacement Student ID

The cost of replacing a student ID.

Returned Check

Assessed to students when a check is returned due to insufficient funds.

Student ID Shipping

Assessed for mailing a student ID card to an off-campus location.

Student Institutional Service

Assessed to all active students each term/semester. The fee supports maintenance and upgrades of student technology, access to library databases, support for the learning management system, and student academic services.


Assessed each fall, spring, and summer semester to full-time, Chicago campus students.

U-Pass Issuance

Assessed one-time to activate the U-Pass card for Chicago campus students.