Payment Options

Payment Options for Credit Courses

Registration is not final and enrollment is not guaranteed in any course until all costs have been paid in full. You are held responsible for payment unless you drop courses in the Enrollment Services Office by the dates listed on the Refund Table.

Payment for tuition and fees are accepted in the Business Office. Payment options include:

  1. Cash
    In person only.
  2. Personal check
    Make checks payable to Prairie State College. Driver’s license or State ID required for all checks.
  3. Visa, Discover, or MasterCard
  4. Debit Card
  5. Tuition Payment Plan

PSC utilizes the services of Nelnet e-Cashier for payment plans. The non-refundable charge for setting up the plan is $30 and is processed separately. If a down payment is required, it is processed immediately. If you have applied for financial aid, you may be eligible to postpone your first payment. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Payment Options for Non-Credit Courses

Payment is due at the time of registration. This includes in person, by mail, and online through Instant Enrollment. Payment for tuition and fees are accepted in the Business Office on main campus. Payment options include:

  1. Cash
    In person only.
  2. Personal check
    Make checks payable to Prairie State College. Driver’s license or State ID required for all checks.
  3. Visa, Discover, or MasterCard
    Credit card payments also are accepted at the Matteson Area Center and online through Instant Enrollment.
  4. Debit Card
    Debit card payments also are accepted at the Matteson Area Center and online through Instant Enrollment.

Instant Enrollment Online Payment Information (PDF)

General Payment Information

Bookstore Payment Plan

Eligible students may defer part of the cost of book purchases that total at least $300 and have a Nelnet agreement in place for their tuition. The payment terms for the remaining balance are the same as the payment plan.

Third-Party Payments

The College accepts payments by third parties on student accounts, but any refund due is made directly to the student.

Returned Checks

A service fee of $25 is charged for each check that is returned by the bank for nonpayment. The College also will not accept another check from your account for one year. If checks are not made good within two weeks of notification, your account may be placed with a credit agency for collection. If your check is returned due to stop payment or account closed, the College will not accept checks on your account for 10 years.

Cooperative Agreements to Attend Prairie State College

Out-of-district students may be offered the opportunity to attend Prairie State College if their district does not offer the program at their community college. Applications for Cooperative Agreements must be obtained from their local college. If the application is approved, students will pay in-district rates at Prairie State College. Without approval, out-of-district rates will apply.

Cooperative Agreements for Residents of PSC District 515