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 Registration Office, (815) 455-8588 or

  • In-district Public High Schools
    • 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
    • Faith Lutheran
    • Marian Central

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

  • In-district Municipal Boundaries
    • Alden
    • Bull Valley
    • Cary
    • Crystal Lake
    • Harvard
    • Hebron
    • Huntley
    • Johnsburg
    • Lakewood
    • Marengo
    • McHenry
    • Oakwood Hills
    • Prairie Grove
    • Richmond
    • Ringwood
    • Solon Mills
    • Spring Grove
    • Trout Valley
    • Union
    • Wonder Lake
    • Woodstock

    In addition to the above, some addresses within the following municipalities may also be included in District 528:

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

  • Proof of Residency Requirements

    Proof of Residency is required for:

    • Current/former students changing from out-of-district and out-of-state to in-district.

    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 Director of Registration and Records.

    Submit your proof of residency documentation:

    • In-person at the Registration Office, A258
    • By fax at (815) 455-3766 (include a phone number where we can reach you)
    • By mail to McHenry County College, Registration, 8900 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 (include a phone number where we can reach you)
    • You may email your proof of residency to however, email is not secure so it is at your discretion to do so.
  • Residing In District Deadline Dates

    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
    Session Deadline
    Summer 2024 April 26, 2024
    Fall 2024 July 19, 2024
    Spring 2025 December 21, 2024
  • Definition: District Resident

    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 a parent or legal guardian in District 528 or
    3. an emancipated minor and reside in District 528
  • Definition: Resident 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.

  • Definition: Out-of-State Resident

    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.