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:

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. Extension invoices will be sent according to payment responsibility selected by the school.

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.

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 5 days. If payment is received after 5 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.

For new schools, payment responsibility can be selected when filling out the partner agreement. If you are new partner or need to update your information in full, please visit our Add or Update Info page for Schools.

If you are a current partner (i.e. school contacts are current), you can submit the PDF icon Payment Responsibility Update Form to change to your payment responsibility from the default school-paid to the student-paid option.

IVS does offer course-specific scholarships for students. Please visit our Scholarships page to view current scholarship opportunties.