More than $10M in Federal Funding for Fall Student Grants Now Available
College of DuPage is increasing in-person course offerings as part of its new fall 2021 plan. At least 50 percent of fall courses will be available as full in-person or in a hybrid format and more than $10 million is available for fall student grants. On June 21, the COD Library will open to the public. Starting June 24, masks will be optional for fully vaccinated individuals and required for those not vaccinated.
Registration for all returning and new students is open, with the fall semester starting Monday, Aug. 23. This fall, all student and food services will be fully open along with the Library, Bookstore, Fitness Center and Computer Labs.
As a COD student, you may be eligible for an emergency financial aid grant through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund program. Learn more and see if you are eligible for funding.
“With vaccination efforts well underway and the public health outlook growing more stable, we are continuing our measured approach to safely bring additional students, faculty and staff back to the main campus and centers,” said COD President Dr. Brian Caputo. “We encourage those students who were impacted by the pandemic and have financial gaps to seek assistance through federal emergency relief funds available via the College.”
While at least 50 percent of fall course offerings will be available as full in-person or in a hybrid format that includes partial in-person instruction, remaining sections will be offered in a traditional online format or as virtual class meetings.
Students in hybrid courses visit the campus for labs, studios or clinical work, with additional required learning online. Online courses, meanwhile, are internet-based, conducted off-campus and adhere to instructor timelines and designated learning outcomes. Students interact with each other primarily through discussion boards and written messages.
Virtual class meetings allow students to interact with faculty and peers in a remote format. These classes take place completely online at specified days and times using video chat software.
“We are excited to welcome students and community members back to campus,” COD Provost Dr. Mark Curtis-Chavez said. “Our goal is to provide a sound learning environment for all students, while ensuring our entire College-wide community remains safe.”
Maintaining a strong focus on student success balanced with consideration of COVID-19’s impact, the College of DuPage Board of Trustees authorized keeping tuition flat for the 2021-2022 academic year. Among the lowest in Illinois, tuition and fees remain at $138 per credit hour for in-district residents, $325 for out-of-district students and $395 for out-of-state students. In addition, COD’s online course internet fee of $57.50 is waived for all students.
The fall 2021 semester begins Monday, Aug. 23, and includes a 16-, 12- and two eight-week sessions.