College Illinois!
Electronic Invoicing

To submit an invoice for a private or out-of-state school, choose one of the following options:

To upload an invoice, your invoice file must be in an Excel format (.xlsx or .xls), and the column headers must exactly match the template file. You may download the template file here.
You must provide either the Beneficiary Plan ID or SSN on your uploaded invoice.

If your information is not in the template file format, or you only have a small number of students to submit, you may also submit your invoice information manually.

Need additional assistance? Download the User Guide to walk you through the process.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

The payment amount for College Illinois! benefits to private or out-of-state institutions is calculated according to the mean-weighted average tuition and mandatory fees at Illinois public universities or community colleges (depending on the type of prepaid tuition plan purchased). These rates will be adjusted each school year and will be paid for the number of credit hours for which a beneficiary in enrolled. The student is resonsible for any remaining tuition and fees cost.


The average tuition and mandatory fee rates to be paid to private or out-of-state institutions for the 2021-2022 school year are:


Semester Institutions:

Community College or Choice 1 Community College Benefits
$159.93 per hour
University Benefits
$551.30 per hour
Choice 2 Benefits
$515.73 per hour
Choice 3 University Plus Benefits
$639.07 per hour

Quarter Institutions:

Community College or Choice 1 Community College Benefits
$106.62 per hour
University Benefits
$367.53 per hour
Choice 2 Benefits
$343.82 per hour
Choice 3 University Plus Benefits
$426.04 per hour

A $15 processing fee will be deducted from the payment made for each student the first term a payment is made.



INVOICES

Each invoice should be submitted on a semester/quarter basis after the add/drop deadline (the last day students are entitled to a full refund) but before partial payment refunds begin. If you will be invoicing for multiple students, all students may be included on one invoice.

You may submit your invoices through this website by either the e-invoice upload or the manual submission method. These methods offer several advantages:
  • Addresses school privacy concerns by using a secure/SSL protected website.
  • Quicker processing time
  • Increased accuracy
  • Quicker payment to school

Payment will be made directly to your school through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and the office of the Illinois State Comptroller. After an invoice is received, the payment will be issued in approximately three weeks. Once College Illinois! has paid an authorized invoice, any matters related to the student’s billing account should be handled according to the school’s policy. College Illinois! has no further involvement in the application of prepaid tuition benefits.


OTHER FINANCIAL AID

If a student receives partial payment of tuition and mandatory fees from other sources, the student may request the school bill College Illinois! for the remaining tuition and fee costs. In these cases, the invoice should include the actual dollar amount requested from College Illinois! (unpaid tuition and fee balance) along with the number of credit hours for which the student is enrolled for the current term. The equivalent number of credit hours for which College Illinois! pays will be deducted from the student’s account. (For example, if the amount billed to College Illinois! is equivalent to 5 credit hours, 5 credit hours will be deducted from the student’s prepaid tuition account).



CHANGES TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

If you have any changes to the following information for your institution, please e-mail us at student.billing@prepaidtuition.com.
  • School name or mailing address
  • School billing address
  • School Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN)
  • Terms (semesters or quarters)
  • Contact name
  • Contact phone number, FAX number, or email address
  • Pricing Grid information


CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions concerning invoicing or student eligibility, please contact a College Illinois! representative at the following:

Phone: 1-877-877-3724, option 2

If you would like additional information on College Illinois!, please visit our website, www.collegeillinois.org.