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Chargeback & Cooperative Agreements

Through the chargeback program and cooperative agreements, Illinois community colleges work together to provide students with the most affordable education possible.

Chargeback program

If you are a resident of KCC district 520 who wants to pursue a certificate or occupational degree not available at KCC and the Illinois community college offering the program does not have a cooperative agreement with KCC (see list below), your tuition charges may be the equivalent of KCC's in-district tuition. Refer to the Chargeback Program section of the KCC catalog for details. Before enrolling in another college's program, print and complete the Request for Chargeback or Cooperative Agreement form and contact KCC Student Services, 815-802-8500, for information about the chargeback process. 

Cooperative agreements

Cooperative agreements allow KCC district residents to attend other community colleges without paying an out-of-district tuition rate. There are two types of agreements: comprehensive and specific program. Before enrolling at a cooperating college, print and complete the Request for Chargeback or Cooperative Agreement form and contact KCC Student Services, 815-802-8500, for information regarding these agreements.


KCC students can enroll in any program at these colleges at the in-district rate if the program is not offered at KCC:

  • Black Hawk College
  • Carl Sandburg College
  • Danville Community College
  • Elgin Community College
  • Heartland Community College
  • Highland Community College
  • Illinois Central College
  • Illinois Valley Community College
  • John Wood Community College
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Kaskaskia College
  • Kishwaukee College
  • Lake Land College
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • McHenry Community College
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Morton College
  • Prairie State College
  • Rend Lake College
  • Richland Community College
  • Rock Valley College
  • Sauk Valley Community College
  • Southwestern Illinois College
  • South Suburban College
  • Spoon River College
  • Waubonsee Community College

Specific programs

KCC students can enroll in the programs listed below at Parkland College, at the in-district rate.

Associate in Applied Sciences - Agricultural Business

  • Applied Agronomy
  • Equine Management
  • Grain Merchandising and Management
  • Precision Agricultural Technology
  • Management

Associate in Applied Sciences - Hospitality Industry

  • Hotel/Motel Management
  • Resort and Casino Management
  • Restaurant Management

Associate in Applied Sciences - Mass Communication

  • Audio/Video Communications
  • Audio/Video Technology

Associate in Applied Science - Occupational Therapy Assistant


Certificate - Radiologic Technology

  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging