Tuition Waivers

GED Tuition Waiver

Open to students who live in-district, successfully complete a GED class at ECC, and successfully pass the GED test. Students are eligible for free in-district tuition for up to three (3) credit hours of college credit. Use within one year from the date requirements are completed.

English as a Second Language Tuition Waiver

Open to students successfully completing ESL 019, ESL 099, or the college's Intensive English program. Students are eligible for free in-district tuition for up to three (3) credit hours of college credit. Use within one year from the date requirements are completed.

Honors Course Tuition Waiver

Open to students who earn an A or B in an honors course and maintain a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average. Students may use the Honors Course Tuition Waiver for their next honors class. Honors course tuition waivers are issued at the in-district tuition rate and are valid for one year from the date of successful completion of the honors class.

Download the Scholarship Waiver Activation to apply for the ECC Tuition Waiver.

Illinois Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

Students who are 62 years of age and over at the start of the term will receive a 50% reduction in tuition or a full waiver of tuition for degree-seeking students. The IL Senior Citizen Courses Act (110 LCS990)*gives a tuition waiver for degree credit, but does not cover lab fees, course fees, and an enrollment fee for both the discount and the full waiver. Fill out the Senior Waiver Application and present it to the ECC Student Accounts office.