District 528 Residency

In-District Submission Deadlines »

Community College District 528 is one of 39 community college districts in the Illinois Community College System. It incorporates the following rural and suburban municipalities:

  • Alden
  • Cary
  • Crystal Lake
  • Harvard
  • Hebron
  • Huntley
  • Johnsburg
  • Marengo
  • McHenry
  • Oakwood Hills
  • Richmond
  • Ringwood
  • Solon Mills
  • Spring Grove
  • Union
  • Wonder Lake
  • Woodstock

In addition to these municipalities, some addresses within

are also District residents. Lake and Kane County residents are out of district with some exceptions in Cary and Huntley.

The legal boundaries of a community college district are formed from public high school districts. Residents of public high school districts 12, 19, 50, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, or Woodstock district 200 qualify as in-district residents of McHenry County College District 528. In-district public high schools are:

  • Alden Hebron
  • Cary Grove
  • Crystal Lake Central
  • Crystal Lake South
  • Harvard
  • Huntley
  • Johnsburg
  • Marengo
  • McHenry East
  • McHenry West
  • Prairie Ridge
  • Richmond Burton
  • Woodstock
  • Woodstock North

In-district, private high schools are:

  • Faith Lutheran *
  • Marian Central *

* In-district residency is based on the student’s home address.

Community College District 528 Residency

Tuition rates are based on residency. You must be a resident (residing in-district) of District 528 for at least 30 days immediately prior to the start date of the semester to be considered a District 528 resident for in-district tuition purposes. Questions regarding residency may be directed to the Admissions Office, (815) 455-8530 or admissions@mchenry.edu.

Proof of Residency is required for:

  • Current/former students changing from out-of-district and out-of-state to in-district.
  • All new students applying for the spring 2011 semester and beyond.

The following is acceptable documentation which must include the student’s name and current address:

  • Illinois Drivers License
  • Illinois State I.D.
  • Apartment/house lease
  • Mortgage
  • Utility Bill
    • Gas
    • Water
    • Electric
    • Garbage collection
    • Phone (mobile or landline)
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Library card only from the following libraries: Alden, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Harvard, Hebron, Johnsburg, Marengo, McHenry, Oakwood Hills, Richmond, River East Library, Ringwood, Solon Mills, Spring Grove, Union, Wonder Lake, and Woodstock
  • An in-district high school transcript proving attendance at the high school the semester immediately prior to entering MCC

Please note: students who move from outside the district and who obtain residence in the district for reasons other than attending MCC are exempt from the 30-day requirement if they demonstrate through documentation a verifiable interest in establishing permanent residency.  This documentation must be approved by the Dean of Enrollment Services.

Submit your proof of residency documentation in any of the following ways:

  • In person at the Registration Office (A258)
  • By fax at (815) 455-3766 (be sure to include a number where we can reach you)
  • By mail at McHenry County College, Admissions, 8900 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 (be sure to include a number where we can reach you)

District Residents**

You are considered a resident of the college district if you are:

  1. 18 years of age or older and reside in District 528 or
  2. less than 18 years of age and reside with parent or legal guardian in District 528 or
  3. an emancipated minor and reside in District 528
**You must be a resident (residing in-district) of District 528 for at least 30 days immediately prior to the start date of the semester to be considered a District 528 resident for tuition purposes.

Residing in District Deadline Dates
Winter 2017-2018 Intersession Semester November 18, 2017
Spring 2018 Semester December 12, 2017
Summer 2017 Semester April 15, 2017
Fall 2017 Semester July 18, 2017

In order for a student to be charged in-district rates, proof should be submitted prior to the start of the individual semester.

Residents of Illinois, Out of District

A person who resides in Illinois, but is not a resident of Community College District 528 as defined above, is considered an out-of-district resident.

Out-of-State Residents***

A person who resides in another state is considered an out-of-state resident and will be assessed the appropriate tuition.

***Out-of-district and out-of-state students who are employed within McHenry County College District 528 a minimum of 35 hours per week also qualify for the in-district tuition rate. Students must supply the Registration office with a letter on company letterhead stationery, signed and dated by the owner/manager, stating the student works 35 or more hours per week.