Hours of Operation
Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thurs: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
View all dates on the Academic Calendar
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Heartland Community College tuition for credit courses is based on residency in district 540. Some courses also carry a course-specific fee. Tuition and required fee rates (effective beginning with the Summer 2013 term) are as follows*:
*Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Heartland Community College is a great value. Our tuition is one of the lowest in the area -- about 1/3 that of public four-year schools and just a fraction of private colleges.
To access tips and strategies for dealing with your College money issues, students can refer to www.OneForYourMoney.com This website is sponsored by one of the College's financial partners (Higher One) and provides a student-focused community to help students take an active role in financial education, budgeting, and decision-making. We recommend that students (and parents) check it out!
The following options are offered for payment of tuition:
Pay in person at any of our campus locations (Normal, Lincoln or Pontiac). When paying in person you may use cash (at the Normal location only), check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or bank debit cards.
Pay by mail using a check to this address:
Heartland Community College
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Post-dated checks will not be accepted. Returned checks will be assessed a $25 service fee.
Pay over the phone by calling (309) 268-8140, using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or bank debit card. (No convenience fees will be charged.)
Pay over the Internet using e-cashier. You may pay tuition in a single payment, or set up multiple payments with this service. Payment arrangements are provided through a third-party called Nelnet Business Solutions. Learn more about the automatic payment plan. Enrollment fees of either $2 (for full payment) or $30 (for an installment payment plan) will be charged when paying over the internet.
Please note: The tuition due date is the same for students using the automatic payment plan. Students must register for automatic payment plan or pay in full (on their enrollment date) after the tuition due date has passed.
By registering for classes at Heartland Community College, students accept financial responsibility for the costs of and related to their registration and/or other College services. Failure to pay a past due debt may result in the account being referred to a collection agency and/or legal action may be authorized for the collection of the debt. Students will be responsible for all fees and costs incurred in the collection of the past due debt, including collection fees and/or attorney fees.
Before registering each semester, students will be required to complete the following "Financial Responsibility Agreement" online in IRIS.
This is a sample Financial Responsibility Agreement
Students must accept this agreement in IRIS each semester.
Financial Responsibility Agreement
By registering for one or more classes at Heartland Community College for the current semester, you, as the Heartland student, accept personal financial responsibility for payment in full of all student account charges by the stated tuition due date for the semester. As the Heartland student, you understand that you are responsible for dropping your individual classes if you no longer wish to take or complete a course in which you are enrolled.
You also acknowledge that you have read and are familiar with the complete statement of student financial terms and conditions published in the Financial Responsibility Agreement – Terms and Conditions. Understand that failure to pay any debt to the College may result in consequences outlined in this agreement.
I agree to the Financial Responsibility Agreement Terms and Conditions. By checking this box and signing the agreement below:
I acknowledge that if I do not agree to the Financial Responsibility Agreement Terms and Conditions, I will not be permitted to register for classes for the current or future terms.
Please enter your first and last name below.
Name: Student, Fred
I consent to sign the document electronically by entering my name in the indicated field. I also acknowledge that I have had sufficient time to review and seek explanation of the terms and conditions contained above, have carefully read them, understand them fully, and agree to be legally bound by them.
This is a sample Financial Responsibility Agreement
Students must accept this agreement in IRIS each semester.
Following are the specific terms and conditions of the student's Financial Responsibility Agreement (referred to above).
By registering for one or more classes at Heartland Community College for the current semester, you, as the Heartland student, accept personal financial responsibility for payment in full of all student account charges by the stated tuition due date for the semester. (Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the current semester’s tuition due date.) After the tuition due date, full payment or enrollment in the College payment plan is required at the time of registration. Anticipated receipt of financial aid awards or other documented financial assistance may also satisfy the payment requirement.
Student account charges may include charges for tuition and other educational fees outlined in the Heartland Community College’s Pay Tuition Information page, any late charges, childcare fees, book purchases, fees assessed for equipment not returned, and any other additional costs which may be incurred by the College in collection of these debts. Heartland Community College retains the right to assign additional charges associated with administration, collection fees, and any other charges incurred by the College in resolving unpaid balances.
As the Heartland student, you also understand you are responsible for canceling your enrollment if you no longer wish to take or complete a course in which you are enrolled. It is your responsibility to officially drop the course by the published refund or withdrawal (dropping with no refund) deadlines. Please view the College Refund Policy and see refund deadlines for the current semester(s). Regardless of your payment status, the College assumes you are enrolled and will be attending unless you withdraw from your course work.
Payment of your student account charges may be made: (1) in person (using cash, check or credit/debit card); (2) over the phone with a credit/debit card (by calling phone number: 309-268-8140); (3) by mailing a check (to 1500 W Raab Rd, Normal, IL 61761; ATTN: Cashier); (4) online at https://my.heartland.edu by logging in and selecting the IRIS tab; and/or (5) by applying for and receiving financial aid awards, federal loans, scholarships, and/or other financial assistance. If you are expecting payment of your tuition charges by another third party payor (for example, College Illinois or your employer) you must contact the College Cashier or Business Office and provide them this information.
As a useful way to budget your educational costs, you understand that a monthly installment payment plan is also available to you. Payment plan enrollment for each semester is available online at the IRIS tab and more information regarding the College payment plan can be found at the Payment Plan information page. Payment plan balances may be adjusted by the College if your charges increase or decrease during the semester. You will be notified of these changes. Dates for enrolling in the various payment plan options are also available at the Payment Plan Dates page. As a student, you are encouraged to contact one of the College Cashiers, or other College staff in the Business Office or Financial Aid Office for assistance with student account, payment, and financial aid questions. Their phone numbers are: 268-8140 (Cashier); 268-8144 (Business Office); and 268-8020 (Financial Aid).
You also understand that if you chose to add yourself to any course waiting list during the enrollment process you will be responsible for the tuition and fee charges incurred if a seat becomes available and the enrollment is completed. It is your responsibility to monitor your enrollment status in wait-listed courses and pay tuition according to College policy.
You also understand that a Student Appeals process exists for students who need to appeal a College policy when extenuating circumstances prevail. You may refer to the Student Handbook for more information about the Student Appeals process. You can expect all decisions and/or results from the Student Appeals process to be communicated to you, as the student, via postal mail.
You understand that failure to pay any past due debt to the College may result in any or all of the following consequences:
· Delaying your ability to register for classes for the current and/or future semesters;
· Delaying your requests for transcripts, certificates, diplomas, and receipt of academic grades;
· Incurring late charges (or additional charges);
· The College referring the debt to the State Comptroller's Local Debt Recovery Program, to authorize collection of the debt by offsetting amounts normally due to you from State of IL payroll and/or State of IL tax refunds, etc.;
· The College referring the debt to a collection agency;
· The College or its collection agency reporting the debt to a credit reporting bureau (e.g. Transunion, Equifax, and Experian); and/or
· The College referring the debt to an attorney or other authorized legal debt collection procedures.
Under such circumstances, you are responsible for all reasonable costs incurred by the College in the collection of the past due debt. These costs may include collection and/or attorney fees. All outstanding debts are considered to be educational loans offered for the sole purpose of financing an education and may not be dischargeable in bankruptcy proceedings.
You also authorize Heartland Community College and its agents and affiliates to contact you regarding your student financial account, or any outstanding debts, including repayment of loan(s), at the current or any future phone number that you provide for your land line, cellular phone, or other wireless device using automated telephone dialing equipment or artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messages.
Heartland Community College provides students with access to their student bills online in IRIS and mails paper bills to students. Students will be reminded of their tuition/fee due dates electronically by e-mail reminders and phone calls. At the explicit direction or request of a student, the College can mail the student's bill to a parent or other individual or company assisting the student with payment. We encourage students to keep their addresses and phone numbers updated and to access their Heartland e-mail account regularly.
Failure to receive a paper bill is not a valid reason to avoid late charges or payment on the student account. It is the student's responsibility to notify the College of address corrections and to be aware of tuition due dates each semester. Due dates are published in the Academic Calendar.
To access their online student bill, a student will need to do the following: