Admissions Office

Main Campus: A-1020 (Campus Center)
Phone: (815) 280-2493
Fax: (815) 280-6740

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
(Closed on Fridays during the summer)

Special Office Hours:


  • The Saturday before first day of Fall/Spring semester 9:00am – 2:00pm*
  • Spring Break week (Monday-Friday) 7:30am - 4:30pm

*Time subject to change


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Chargeback and Cooperative Agreements

Student and Counselor

Incoming Chargeback

Residents residing in another Illinois community college district that does not offer a program of study which is available at Joliet Junior College should apply for a Chargeback or Cooperative agreement at their local community college.

The chargeback application must be made at least 30 days before the beginning of the term. If the chargeback application is approved by the home district, the student will be responsible for paying only the in-district tuition rate to attend JJC.

The in-district rate of tuition shall apply only to coursework for currently approved programs of study between cooperating colleges and those providing chargeback agreements. Students who change programs of study outside of these existing agreements will be billed at the out-of-district rate of tuition for all coursework.

 Outgoing Chargeback

A resident of Joliet Junior College District 525 may be eligible to attend another community college at the in-district rate of tuition  if a career degree or certificate is offered, that is not available at JJC.

In order to receive authorization for cooperative or chargeback agreement, the following guidelines must be completed.  Failure to comply with the guidelines will prevent you from obtaining approval.

  • Complete the Chargeback/Cooperative application by the deadline date.
  • Submit proof of residency
  • Submit proof of acceptance into competitive admission programs.

Deadline Dates: Applications received after the deadline will be rejected.

Fall - July 25th
Spring - December 15th
Summer - April 20th

Distance is not considered a basis for approving Chargebacks/Cooperative agreements.  If a program is offered anywhere within the cooperative network, it is judged to be available.  The time of day, day of the week, the particular semester or term of offering, or the program or its component parts are not considered as factors affecting approval.  Chargebacks or Cooperative agreements are not available for transfer programs.

 No outgoing Chargebacks or Cooperative agreements will be approved retroactively.


Compliance Guideline

The JJC Office of Academic Affairs will audit each billing of chargeback received. Courses taken that are not part of the approved program, that are repeated, or that are dropped after the drop date will not be covered by the chargeback. That is, the entire out-of-district tuition for such courses must be borne by the student.