Explore Plan Options and Payment Schedules
College Illinois! makes choosing the right prepaid tuition plan simple. The 3-tier system gives you the flexibility to purchase plans that cover 100% of in-state or in-district tuition and mandatory fees at different types of Illinois higher education institutions. The Program allows you to purchase anywhere from 1 to 9 semesters, depending on the plan.
And College Illinois! isn’t limited to Illinois public colleges and universities! The value of College Illinois! plan benefits can be applied to tuition and mandatory fees at institutions of higher learning almost anywhere in the United States and even at international post-secondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.*
Once the contract is paid in full, you can rest easy knowing that tuition will be there when your child is ready for college. Once your child enrolls in college, College Illinois! takes care of paying plan benefits directly to the school.
If your student receives a college scholarship, any unused benefits can be held for future use or transferred to another family member. Or the value of unused benefits can be refunded to the purchaser on a semester-by-semester basis up to the amount of the scholarship. The beneficiary has 10 years from their projected enrollment date to start using benefits and 10 years from enrollment to finish using the prepaid tuition benefits.
Our most affordable plan covers 100% in-district tuition and mandatory fees at community colleges in Illinois. This plan allows you to purchase up to 4 semesters.
This plan covers 100% tuition and mandatory fees at every in-state Illinois public university except for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and allows you to purchase up to 9 semesters.
This plan covers 100% tuition and mandatory fees at Illinois public universities, including the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and allows you to purchase up to 9 semesters.
4 + 4 (UNIVERSITY COMBINATION PLAN)
This combination plan allows you to purchase 4 Community College semesters and 4 University semesters in Illinois, except for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
4 + 4 PLUS (UNIVERSITY PLUS COMBINATION PLAN)
This combination plan allows you to purchase 4 Community College semesters and 4 University+ semesters.
College Illinois! will pay tuition and mandatory fees based on the type of prepaid tuition plan – Community College or Choice 1, University, Choice 2 University or Choice 3 University Plus – and the school where prepaid tuition benefits are used.