Cost and Payment Options

Online payment iconIllinois 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:


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.

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. 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.

Selecting the Payment Option


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 PDF icon IVS Partner Agreement and Contact Designation Form.

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 PDF icon Payment Responsibility Update Form to change to Student-based Payment Responsibility.


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.