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Request approval for participation in cooperative agreement (CAREER)

​City Colleges of Chicago participates in a state-wide cooperative agreement which provides opportunities for students to enroll in career programs not offered at CCC at the in-district tuition rate, beginning with the Summer term of 2017. The CAREER (Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources) Agreement replaces the need for students to receive a tuition chargeback from CCC for other community colleges in Illinois (see list below).                         
City College's Cooperative (CAREER) Agreement is subject to approval and is conditional upon the following, among other, requirements:                          
  • Student must be a resident of Chicago, Illinois, and provide current documentation that proves residency (see guidelines)
  • Student has a valid City Colleges of Chicago identification number
  • Student does not have any existing debt with City Colleges of Chicago
  • Student must be seeking to enroll in a program that is not offered at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago
  • City Colleges of Chicago will not authorize approval for similar or same programs (similarities could include achieving the same program outcomes or having comparable job fields)

To apply for participation in the cooperative agreement, please download and complete the CCC ​Cooperative​ Agreement application. The application can be completed electronically in a PDF-friendly program or by hand and then scanned as an electronic copy. Students should save the application with their last name, first initial, and the date as the file name.               

Students must submit their completed application and all required documentation (see Cooperative Agreement Guidelines for specifics) to before the deadline or their application will not be accepted. No exceptions.                           

The submission period for Fall 2021 closed Friday, August 20, 2021. The submission period for Spring 2022 to be announced.

Please allow three to four weeks for your application to be processed and reviewed. Contact Carmen Garth in the office of Academic and Student Affairs at (312) 553-2671 or with any questions or concerns. Students who have not received a status update on their application at least two weeks before the start of the semester should email immediately.                  


The CAREER (Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources) Agreement replaces the need for students to receive a tuition chargeback from CCC for the following institutions:​​                          

Black Hawk College​ (309) 796-5000 or (800) 344-1311
Carl Sandburg College  (309) 341-5230
College of DuPage​ (630) 942-2380  
College of Lake County (847) 543-2000
Danville Community College  ​(217) 443-8800
Elgin Community College (847) 214-7226
​Heartland Community College (309) 268-8000
Highland Community College (815) 235-6121
Illinois Central College (309) 694-5100
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (618) 393-2982
​Illinois Valley Community College (815) 224-2720​
John A. Logan College (618) 985-2828 
John Wood Community College (217) 224-6500
​Joliet Junior College (815) 729-9020 
Kankakee Community College (815) 802-8100
Kaskaskia College  (618) 545-3030
Kishwaukee College (815) 825-2086
Lake Land College​ (217) 786-2243
Lewis and Clark Community College (618) 468-5001
​Lincoln Land Community College (800) 727-4161 or (217) 786-2000/TDD (217) 786-2798
McHenry County College (815) 455-8530
Moraine Valley Community College​ (708) 974-4300
Morton College​ (708) 656-8000
Oakton Community College​​ (847) 635-1600
Parkland College​ (217) 351-2200
Prairie State College​ (708) 709-3500
​Rend Lake College (618) 437-5321
Richland Community College​ (217) 875-7200
Rock Valley College​ (815) 921-7821 or(800) 973-7821 
Sauk Valley Community College​ (815) 288-5511
Shawnee Community College​​ (618) 634-3200
South Suburban College (708) 596-2000 
Southeastern Community College​ (319) 752-2731
Southwestern Illinois College​ (618) 222-5246
Spoon River College (309) 647-4645 or(800) 334-7337
​Triton College (708) 456-0300​​
Waubonsee Community College (630) 466-7900
William Rainey Harper College​ (847) 925-6000