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Joint Agreements and In-District Workers

Cooperative Instructional Programs/Joint Agreements 

Triton College participates in the Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (CAREER), which allows students interested in completing an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program not offered at their home community college to receive in-district tuition at another participating community college.  With prior approval, out of district students may enroll in an Applied Science program at Triton College that may not be available through their local community college. Students are encouraged to contact their home community college for approval to enroll in a specified program of study. Upon receipt of this approval, Triton College will assess them at the in-district rate. 

Students residing in Triton’s district wishing to complete a Joint Agreement program must complete the following steps:
Complete the Joint Agreement application. This can be found by selecting the link below or picking up a paper application at the Records Office, located in building B-220.
Provide a valid photo ID showing proof that the student resides at an in-district address.
Provide a copy of the program curriculum that the student wishes to pursue (only applicable to first-time Joint Agreement applicants). Students planning to enroll in a selective admissions program must also provide a copy of the approval letter for the admission into the desired program.
Once approved, provide the college that you will be attending a copy of the approval letter. This letter will deem the student responsible for paying the in-district tuition rate at the college of attendance.

The Joint Agreement application is required to be filed at least 30 days before the start of the semester. If this requirement is not met, Triton College will not approve the student for that semester; however, the student may apply for a later semester.

Please note: The adjusted tuition rate only applies to courses underlined in the approved community college’s catalog for the student’s program. If students stray from their approved program courses or change their program, they will be billed the out-of-district rate of tuition for those courses.

Students residing outside of Triton College’s district should begin the Joint Agreement application process at their in-district college.

In-District Workers

A student who resides outside of the Triton College district, but is employed by a company or organization within the district, will be entitled to in-district tuition rates if the following conditions are met:
The student and an authorized agent of the company must complete the In-District Worker Form, verifying that the student is employed at least 35 hours per week. This form can be found below or in the Records Office, located in building B-220, and must be submitted prior to the start of the semester.
The student must submit a recent pay stub indicating that he/she is employed at least 35 hours per week by a company or organization within the district or provide other means of employment verification.
A new In-District Worker Form must be submitted each semester, prior to the start of classes, to confirm eligibility.
All documents submitted by the student are subject to verification by the college.

For more information about these programs, please follow the links below:
   Joint Agreement FAQs
   Joint Agreement Application
   Joint Agreement Guidelines
   In-District Worker Form
   Joint Agreement/In-District Worker Brochure


Important Dates (2017-18 Academic Year)

May 30 – Fall 2017 Joint Agreement and In-District Worker applications will begin to be accepted and reviewed

July 18 – Fall 2017 Joint Agreement applications due

August 21 – Credit and GED/ESL classes begin

August 21-25 – Schedule adjustment (add/drop period)

August 25 – Fall 2017 In-District Worker applications due

September 4 – Spring 2018 Joint Agreement and In-District Worker application will begin to be accepted and reviewed

October 31 – Spring 2018 advanced registration begins

December 20 – Spring 2018 Joint Agreement applications due

January 22 – Credit and GED/ESL classes begin

January 22-26 – Schedule adjustment (add/drop period)

January 26 – Spring 2018 In-District Worker applications due

February 5 – Summer 2018 Joint Agreement and In-District Worker applications will begin to be accepted and reviewed

February 19 – Summer 2017 registration begins

April 29 – Summer 2018 Joint Agreement applications due

May 29 – Credit classes begin  

May 29-30 – Schedule adjustment (add/drop period)

June 1 – Summer 2018 In-district Worker applications due


For additional information please contact:
Julie Clemment B220
Phone: (708) 456-0300 x3726 Email:
Fax: (708) 583-3147 Attn: Joint Agreement/In-District Worker