Cost and Payment Options

Illinois Virtual School (IVS) receives dollars from the Illinois State Board of Education to help support its state-wide online program. The following course fees are charged for enrollment:

NEW: Starting April 2017, IVS will be able to offer our partner schools the option to identify the student/guardian as the responsible party for IVS course fees. The invoice option selected covers all enrollments and cannot be adjusted per course fee. If the school pays for some students' course fees and not others, the school will need to continue to be the responsible party for IVS course fees.

School-based Payment Responsibility

The IVS Student Information System’s default identifies the local school or home school as the entity responsible for course fees. NOTE: Until April 2017, schools will continue to be invoiced for course fees.

With School-based payment, all IVS student enrollments are invoiced to the school. Currently, IVS invoices are sent to the school Invoice Contact and Registrar(s) after the grace period (last day to drop without charge) has passed. Starting April 2017, Full Service courses and Credit Recovery courses will be invoiced together by calendar month. Invoices will be available to view online and download via the IVS Student Information System.

Help Guides for viewing and downloading invoices will be available on the IVS Help Center section for Schools.

All enrollments remaining after the grace period are considered non-refundable, and the school is responsible for dropping students upon request.


Student-based Payment Responsibility

Students will have two weeks from the start of the course to submit payment to IVS, either electronically or by money order/check. Electronic payment fees will apply.

Unpaid course enrollments remaining after the grace drop date (last day to drop without charge) will be dropped by IVS Administration.

  • Students taking Full Service courses will be re-enrolled in the same term by IVS Administration if payment is made within 7 days. If payment is received after 7 days, students may be enrolled in a later term.
  • Students taking Credit Recovery courses will be re-enrolled with a new start date following the receipt of payment.
Effective April 1, 2017, IVS will offer schools the ability to select the student/guardian as the responsible party for IVS course fees.
How to Request Student-based Payment Responsibility

Schools may select only ONE payment option for all enrollments. A school cannot request different options for individual students/cases. If the school pays for some students' course fees and not others, the school will need to continue to be the responsible party for IVS course fees.

The payment responsibility option can be selected as part of the  IVS Partner Agreement and Contact Designation Form. The payment option selected will remain in place until a new IVS Partner Agreement and Contact Designation Form is submitted with a change of payment responsibility.

Short term option through June 2017: Schools that have a current IVS Partner Agreement and Contact Designation Form on file at IVS (i.e., school contacts are current), can submit the Payment Responsibility Update Form to change to Student-based Payment Responsibility. This form may be submitted at any time prior to April 1st, 2017, but will not take effect until that date.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment Responsibility designated on the IVS Partner Agreement and Contact Designation Form or within the Payment Responsibility Update Form pertains to regular course fees only.

Course Extensions

Payment responsibility for student extensions can still be selected on a per-case basis by indicating the party responsible for payment on the Full Service Course Extension Form. For more information on extension costs and policy, visit our "Need more time in course?" page.