Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Tuition Per Credit Hour:
Type of Student Cost
District 528 residents $101.00
Out-of-district residents $347.21
Out-of-state residents $431.93
Foreign students $431.93
District 528 Senior Citizens 65 or over pay fees only fees only
Online courses (regardless of residency) $101.00
Purpose Cost
Non-refundable Admissions Application fee $15.00
Registration fee $ 7.00 per semester
Technology fee $ 9.00 per credit hour This fee applies to all students.
Audit fee $84.72 per credit hour
Self-paced Online Course fee (formerly Telecourses) $40.00 per course
Online course fee $15.00 per credit hour
Blended course fee $ 7.50 per credit hour
Course specific fees  

* 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?

Nelnet Automatic Tuition Payment Plan Options

Payment in Full Options
In person at the Registration Office, A258
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit/Debit Cards
By mail Make check or money order payable to:
McHenry County College
Bursar's Office
8900 U.S. Highway 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Include student’s name and MCC ID number on the check
  • No post dated checks
  • A $15 service fee will be assessed for any returned check.
By phone Use your credit or debit card and call (815) 455-8588
Online How to Pay Your Tuition in Full

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.