Managing Your Account and Securing Your Financial Plan

The Office of Student Financial Services believes that paying your student account bill is a process that involves active planning and requires you to fully secure your financial plan early. You should either secure enough financial aid and/or third-party funding, pay your outstanding balance in full or establish a formal payment plan for any remaining costs, by the following deadlines:

Secure Your Plan Deadlines
• August 1st for the Fall semester,
• December 28th for the Spring semester
• May 13th for the Summer semester.

Payment Plan: Columbia College Chicago offers low-cost, automated payment plans to assist students and their families in financing their college costs. Learn more about these plans at For more information on how to successfully manage your account, go to