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Graduate Credit through UIS

For those taking the courses for academic credit through the University of Illinois Springfield, you ONLY pay tuition through UIS. You do not pay a second fee to ION. ION courses are generally 2 graduate credit hours. See registering for courses for more information.

Continuing Education Units - ION professional development

Registration is open to members of the general public as well as ION partner institutions. The registration fee is determined by membership status, course length, and course level.

Institutions may join ION any time throughout the year. Membership fees will be pro-rated based on the number of terms left in the fiscal year.

Course Fees

  • $395 for 8-week courses
  • $295 for 4-week Advanced Seminars

Global ION Member Institutions

  • $295 for 8-week courses
  • $195 for 4-week Advanced Seminars
  • Annual Institutional Membership $1250/year (join now)

Founding ION Members

Founding members include: participating Illinois Community Colleges, the University of Illinois Chicago, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • $150 for all 4-week and 8-week courses, including the Practicum
  • Annual Institutional Membership $200 (join now)

University of Illinois Springfield

UIS Full and Part-time Faculty do not pay a fee to take any ION courses. Your affiliation with a campus department will be verified.

Prepaid Seats for Institutions

If you would like to transfer funds to ION to pay for course registrations , please contact the ION Director at or 217-206-8650.

After June 30 of the year funds were transferred to ION, any remaining balance will be applied toward unpaid membership fees and/or course fees at the next year's registration rates. Any refund requests must be received in writing prior to June 30 of the purchase year.

It is the responsibility of the participant to know which courses are eligible for prepaid seats as this varies from institution to institution.


  • Reinstatement after late payment (post-removal) will only be available during the first week of the term.
  • Participant registration is subject to verification by the institution with which you are affiliated if an affiliation discount is involved.

You may pay online by credit card using the link included with the emailed invoice. Checks, money order, and purchase orders (must include FEIN) are also accepted and should be made payable to the University of Illinois Springfield.

Please mail to the address below:
Illinois Online Network
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS-BRK 425
Springfield, IL 62703


Refund for Course Cancellations

If a course is canceled or rescheduled, the ION office will contact you. You will be eligible for a refund or transfer to another course. The decision to allow a scheduled course to run is made the week before the term begins.

ION Course Withdrawal for Continuing Education Credit

The participant must withdraw from a course by the second day of the term to receive a refund. Withdrawals later than the second day of class are not eligible for refunds. Please see the ION website for specific instructions on how to withdraw from a course.

ION Course Withdrawal for UIS Graduate Credit

If you decide to withdraw from an ION course that you are taking for graduate academic credit at UIS, you must follow the guidelines and deadlines stated on the UIS Registration site.

Institutional Prepaid Course Withdrawal

If a course is canceled, individual participants may transfer to another course. Individuals must withdraw from a course by the second day of the term for the institution to receive a refund. Withdrawals after the second day of class are not eligible for refunds.


Contact us at or 1-217-206-8650.

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