Online Pathways: High-quality, low-cost college credit courses. Offered at Chicago's leading public research university and taught by UIC faculty.

The cost per course varies depending on the number of credit hours.

  • Cost per credit hour: $318
  • All courses also incur an $18 per credit hour Library and Information Technology assessment

Cost per Course

Per credit hour 3-credit hour course 4-credit hour course 5-credit hour course
$318 $954 $1,272 $1,590
Fees $18 $54 $72 $90
Course Total $336 $1,008 $1,344 $1,680

Register for Courses

When is payment due?
Students will be billed via their student account. Log in to for details. For questions, conact us!

Can I apply for Financial Aid?
No. Because students registered for Online Pathways courses are non-degree seeking, financial aid cannot be applied. However, the University of Illinois provides an optional Payment Plan. Visit the University Student Financial Services & Cashier Operations website for additional information.

Is the course fee refundable if I drop the course?
If you are unable to finish the course, contact your advisor immediately.

Can I use my military benefits to pay for courses?
Yes.  For assistance contact the UIC Office of Student Veteran Affairs.