How to Pay

The Business Office is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Closed on Fridays (until August 13)

 

Location: Office 1110 on the main campus
Contact: businessoffice@prairiestate.edu or (708) 709-3577

Payments may be made by cash, personal check, money order or cashier check. Make them payable to "Prairie State College" and send to:

Prairie State College Attn: Business Office
202 S. Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

To make a payment over the phone using Visa, Discover, or MasterCard, call (708) 709-3577

Cash Payment


Cash payments are accepted in person on the main campus in the Business Office, room 1110.

Web Payments


Follow the steps to pay online:

  • Sign in to WebAdvisor
  • Select the "Students" tab
  • Under Financial Information, select “Account Summary or Make a Payment”
  • Follow the directions on the page to complete your online payment.

Paying for Non-Credit Courses


Payment is due at the time of registration for non-credit courses at PSC. 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 at the main campus 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 are accepted online through Instant Enrollment.
  5. Tuition Payment Plan Options: For courses above $999.00
  6. Tuition Assistance: May be available the WIOA or scholarship for some vocational classes. Call (708) 709-3750 for more information.

Nelnet


Students can make a payment plan through Nelnet to break up the cost over the course of the semester. 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.

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.

Waiting on Financial Aid?


If you are waiting on Financial Aid funds to be applied to your student account, or have not received your award letter by the payment due date for the semester, here are your options:

  • Go to the Financial Aid Office on the main campus, in room 1350, and complete a “Request to Hold Classes” form.
  • Set up a payment plan and pay the down payment and the non-refundable set up fee.
    - Set up a payment plan and pay the down payment and the non-refundable set up fee.
  • Pay tuition and fees in full. If you subsequently receive financial aid, you may receive a credit.

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 $25 service fee is charged for returned checks. 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.

Technology Loaner Program


Technology equipment is available to students who need it. Our Technology Loaner Program allows you to borrow calculators, laptops, and web cameras for the fall semester. You must be enrolled for the current semester. Complete a form at prairiestate.edu/technologylendingprogram.aspx.

FREE Book Voucher for Students


PSC students who register for fall classes have the opportunity to receive a free voucher for up to $200 towards your textbooks this fall. Vouchers are limited, so register early!

Here’s how to retrieve your voucher:

  • Register for fall classes.
  • Take your schedule to the Business Office on the main campus and ask about our book vouchers.
  • Take the voucher to the Barnes and Noble College Bookstore on the main campus and use it towards your textbooks.
Vouchers are valued at up to $200 and can only be used towards textbooks. Books must be purchased inside the bookstore: no online orders and no cash value.

Get Technology Support (Help Desk)


The Help Desk provides PSC students with a single point of contact for PSC computer related problems or questions with PSC equipment or software. The ITR Help Desk is also your point of contact for all password or login issues. If you need assistance, contact helpdesk@prairiestate.edu.

PSC Foundation Scholarships


The PSC Foundation awards need-based scholarships to students to help bridge the gap between what students receive from financial aid and what they can actually afford. The fall scholarship application is now open. Learn more or apply for a scholarship online now.

The BookSHARE Program


If you need assistance with getting your textbooks, the Prairie State College Foundation may be able to help. Through the BookSHARE Program, eligible students can borrow textbooks from the Foundation for the semester. For more information, contact Susan Sebastian, Coordinator of Scholarships and Alumni Relations, at ssebastian@prairiestate.edu or call (708) 709-7879.