Tuition and Fees



Summer 2015







per semester hour

Out-of District*



per semester hour

Out-of State/International Visa Students



per semester hour

In-District Nursing Tuition



per semester hour

Out-of-District Nursing Tuition



per semester hour

* Out-of-district student tuition — Students not residing within the Triton College district must pay out-of-district tuition unless the student qualifies for a chargeback or cooperative instructional program as outlined in this catalog. The out-of-district rate is calculated by a formula as prescribed by the Illinois Community College Board.

All fees effective Fall 2015.

Student Services Fee (nonrefundable)


$7 per credit hour

Auxiliary Fee


$1 per credit hour

Registration Fee


$2 per credit hour

Technology Fee


$6 per credit hour



Online Course Fee


$25 per course

Charged Where Applicable

Graduation fees (non-refundable)


Degree or Certificate


Additional Degrees or


$12 each

Advanced Certificate

$12 each

Cap and Gown fee


Course fee

variable (lab fees, supplies, etc.)

Late Registration


Proficiency Examination

$5 per course credit

Academic Transcript


All fees are subject to revision by the Triton College Board of Trustees without prior notice.

Out-of-District Students/Chargebacks

Individuals who reside outside the Triton College district and want to enroll in a curriculum that is not offered by their local community college must apply for tuition assistance from their community college district at least 30 days before the beginning of the term for which they intend to enroll. The tuition assistance is called a "chargeback."

Many community college districts do not approve chargebacks for college success courses and/or continuing education courses. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with their home district regarding availability.

Board Policy # 5119; last updated: 04/23/91

Cooperative Instructional Programs/ Joint Agreements

The following selected programs are available at in-district rates at other community colleges. Students should complete approval forms in the Triton College Chargeback Office, Room B-216E, in the Student Center.

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn (630) 942-2800, Ext. 2441

Fashion Design

Health Information Technology

Manufacturing Cert.


Physician Office Coding and Billing

Travel, Tourism and Event Planning

College of Lake County, Grayslake, (847) 223-6601, Ext. 2418

Laser/Photonics/Optics Certificate

Applied Lasers Certificate

Biophotonics Certificate

Elgin Community College, Elgin (847) 214-7226

Clinical Lab Tech. AAS

Clinical Lab Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant AAS

Harper College, Palatine (847) 925-6000, Ext. 6282

Cardiographic Technician

Dental Hygiene AAS

Dietetic Tech. AAS

Fashion Design AAS

Interpreter Training Cert.

Paralegal Studies

Morton College, Cicero (708) 656-8000. Ext. 345

Alternative Fuels/Compressed Natural Gas

Physical Therapist Assistant

Therapeutic Massage

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines (847) 635-1716

Health Information Technology

Financial Services/Investments

Global Business Studies

Management & Supervision

Physical Therapy Assistant AAS

Athletic Tuition Waiver Policy

Student-athletes eligible under National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Conference standards are considered qualified to receive tuition waivers. Any student who participates in intercollegiate athletics will also be eligible to apply for local, state and national scholarships available to all other Triton College students. Non-athletic scholarships awarded to student-athletes are not counted toward the total tuition waiver.

In accordance with NJCAA regulations, waivers are available to any and all sport offerings designated as Division I or Division II. Triton College will offer waivers that cover in-district tuition only, (not fees) and shall not exceed fifteen (15) credit hours per semester. These are one year renewable awards and do not include summer school expenditures.

Each year for the subsequent academic year by May 1st, the college administrator overseeing intercollegiate athletics will determine the following:

  • Identify programs eligible to offer tuition waivers.
  • Determine number of renewable and vacant (available) waivers.
  • Make any recommendations or determinations on new or existing provisions issued by NJCAA or Conference.

Written notice of the terms of the original tuition waiver shall be given to the student-athlete no later than fourteen (14) calendar days after the beginning of classes of the academic term in which they participate. This tuition waiver agreement (with the required student signature) shall be in effect for one full academic year. If waivers become vacant, it may be awarded to a different individual for the remainder of that academic year beginning with the next term. Renewal of the tuition waiver must be given in writing as soon as eligibility is determined. Actions regarding prohibited practices or cancellation of a waiver will follow the established regulations of the NJCAA.

Board Policy # 5902; last updated: 12/17/13