Tuition Policy

All tuition and fees are due to Aurora University by the tuition due date(s) as listed on the schedule of Important Dates unless fully covered under an approved payment plan option and/or financial aid.

Tuition charges for any course registrations or changes in housing and meal plans that occur after the published payment due date are due immediately upon incurring the charge.

Tuition and fees (including room and board charges) are due by the due date whether or not an electronic billing statement has been generated or viewed. Note that late changes in registration, housing, or meal plan requests may make it impossible for Aurora University to generate a statement prior to the due date. It is the responsibility of the student to follow up on changes they make and verify that their account is paid in full.  ALL BILLING STATEMENTS ARE SUBMITTED ELETRONICALLY THROUGH THE ONLINE STUDENT ACCOUNT CENTER.  BILLING STATEMENTS WILL ONLY BE MAILED ON AN INDIVIDUAL REQUEST BASIS.

Payments must be received in the Student Accounts Office by the tuition due dates due date(s) as listed on the schedule of Important Dates. Students may pay by ACH (online only), check, money order, cash, cashier's check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). Payments may be made online, by mail or in person, or if paying by credit card, by phone (630.844.5470). Students are encouraged to use the Online Student Accounts Center available through WebAdvisor "Make A Payment/View E-bill" link. Students may also grant account access authorization to other users, such as parents, through their online student account. This service is available on a 24/7 basis. Students or Authorized Users may also schedule payments for future dates through this service.

Any ACH or check returned for any reason will be subject to a $25 returned check fee.

Late Fees - Students who have a past due balance of $400 or more after the end of the 100% refund period (end of the first week of the semester), will be assessed a $100 late fee, prohibited from future registrations, and prohibited from receiving grade reports or transcripts. Accounts past due $400 or more after week 5 will be charged a $200 late fee, and accounts past due $400 or more at the end of the 10th week of the semester will be assessed an additional $300 late fee. For balances under $400 a finance charge of 9% per annum will be charged monthly on balances due. Any requests appealing the assessment of late fees must be submitted in writing to the Student Accounts Office. Please access our online Late Fee Appeal Form and submit to the Student Accounts Office.

Students whose accounts remain in arrears will be referred to a licensed collection agency. These students will be responsible for the cost of collection, which could be as high as 50% of the amount referred. Students who find they are having financial difficulty should contact the Student Accounts Office and speak with the Student Accounts and Collections Representative to make repayment arrangements. It is the preference of Aurora University to help students avoid future credit report problems by establishing a work out plan with AU on individual special circumstances. Please do not ignore our requests for payment.

Students who establish a delinquent payment history may be required to pay their out-of-pocket expenses in full prior to any future registration.

Please keep in mind that future registrations will be administratively cancelled as a result of non-payment for the current term. Once the account balance is cleared, students should request a registration clearance to release the hold placed on their account. This may require the student be re-advised for available class placement. Additionally grades and transcripts will be withheld due to nonpayment.

Only completed Financial Aid can be considered as a payment against the account balance due. Delaying the completion of Financial Aid by late filing of the FAFSA or delays in turning in any requested verification or application documents is considered a late payment and will result in the same late fees, service charges, and restrictions as described above. Students are strongly encouraged to file their FAFSAs in October of each year. All financial aid documentation must be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office by May 1 for the upcoming academic year to avoid late fees. If financial aid is not complete by the published due date, payment in full is expected. If later completion of financial aid results in an overpayment, a refund can be issued. Please see the Refunds and Overpayments page for more information.