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Tips for Transition
Overview
Welcome
Agenda
◦Brief Overview of Transition Steps
◦Counseling Presentation
◦Financial Aid Presentation
◦Disability Services Overview
Wrap Up and Questions
A Little Quiz
How much does a typical class cost at IVCC?
How many classes does a student typically take in a
semester?
What’s the cost per semester? Per year?
What’s the likelihood of having that much money readily
available?
What are your options?
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Federal Pell Grant: Up to $5,775 (full-time)
Federal SEOG: $200
Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP): Up to $1,872
Subsidized Fed. Direct Loans: $3500 Freshman or $4,500
Sophomore.
Unsubsidized Fed. Direct Loans: $2,000 (dependent student)
or $6,000 (independent student).
On-Campus Student Employment.
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The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA).
www.fafsa.gov
The Financial Aid Office will then contact you with either a
request for additional information or send you a Financial Aid
Award Letter.
You must complete a new FAFSA each year.
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IVCC Foundation Scholarships. Over 200 scholarships
awarded to new and returning students. Application and
information is available at: www.ivcc.edu/foundation.
Deadline for 2015-2016 is March 6, 2015
Outside Scholarships. Available from local and national
sources.
Northern
Illinois State
Aurora
IVCC
Tuition/Fees
11,992
13,296
21,120
3,340
Room/Board
10,756
9,816
9,290
Books/Suppl
ies
1,200
1,200
1,200
1,200
Total
Charges
23,948
24,312
31,610
4,540
Pell
5,730
5,730
5,730
5,730
MAP
4,968
4, 968
4,968
1,170
SEOG
2,000
2,000
4,000
200
11,250
11,614
16,910
5,500
5,500
5,500
5,750
6,114
11,412
Total
Due
Student
Loans
Due
Total
3,100
(refund)
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Financial Aid is awarded at the beginning of the semester but is
actually earned throughout the semester. If a student withdraws or
stops attending ALL classes before the 60 percent point of the
term, their financial aid will be recalculated and the student may
owe a refund.
Students must meet the Financial Aid Standards of Academic
Progress. At IVCC, by the end of the second semester, the student
must be maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA, have a completion rate
of at least 66.67 percent (based on all coursework attempted) and
not exceed more than 150 percent of the credit hours needed to
complete their program of study.
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File early for financial aid. IVCC recommends filing an “estimated”
FAFSA by February 15th and updating it when taxes are completed.
Don’t overload on classes until you are sure you can handle the
load. You do not have to be full-time to qualify for financial aid.
However, you do have to be half-time (six credits) for student
loans.
Seek assistance early if you start to run into academic problems.
Talk to a Financial Aid Advisor if there is a change in the family’s
financial situation and/or before dropping classes.
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WWW.IVCC.EDU (General Information and Admissions Application)
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WWW.IVCC.EDU/FOUNDATION (Scholarship Information and Application)
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WWW.FAFSA.GOV (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application)
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WWW.ISAC.ORG (Illinois Student Assistance Commission/ISAC)
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WWW.FASTWEB.COM (Scholarship Search)
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WWW.FINAID.ORG (General Financial Aid Information)
Apply to IVCC –
https://www.ivcc.edu/admissions.aspx?id=1976
◦Online or on paper
◦Your high school counselor can help with getting
transcripts sent.
◦IVCC’s Student Help Desk can help with getting
Webadvisor set up. ( Help Desk – 224-0318)
Money, Money, Money…
Financial Aid – Grants and loans that help you pay for college
◦ Have it done by February 15th for best consideration for state
funds. You can apply beyond this date, also.
◦ Get help from high school counselors or IVCC staff – 224-0438
◦ 2013-2014 Guide to Financial Aid link explains all the important
basics of how Financial Aid works https://www.ivcc.edu/financialaid.aspx?id=4852
◦ Scholarship Applications are Available Too –March 6th
◦ https://www.ivcc.edu/foundation.aspx?id=19702
Know Where to Start
Placement – Testing in reading, English, math, and basic computer skills so you are
placed in classes of the appropriate level (Assessment Center – 224-0542)
◦ Have it done by April 1 for fall and summer admission, and October 1 for spring admission
◦ Send your IEP or other documentation to Disability Services prior to planning a test date so we can
assure you have the accommodations you’re eligible for. Possible accommodations could include, but
are not limited to: calculator use, test reader, extended time on essay writing, and use of spell/grammar
check on the essay. You can FAX, scan and e-mail, mail, or bring in your documentation.
◦ Practice – https://www.ivcc.edu/assessmentplacementtesting.aspx?id=2302 – many resources are
available. There’s also an Accuplacer app for $2.99. For a more in-depth review scroll down and click
on the first link under “Printable Review.” Look for the link called “Accuplacer Sample Questions for
Students” for a full practice test with answers.
Placement Levels
Reading –
◦ College Level – RED 1008 or no class at all
◦ Developmental – 0800 and 0900 (emphasis on vocabulary, comprehension, strategies)
◦ Adult Basic Education – About 5th grade or below – individual assistance for free
English/Sentence Skills◦ College Level – ENG 1001, 1002, etc…
◦ Developmental – 0800 and 0900 (emphasis on sentence, paragraph, then essay development)
◦ Adult Basic Education –
Math –
◦ College Level – 1000 level and beyond – College Algebra, Stats, Calculus, etc…
◦ Developmental – 0900(pre-algebra), 0906(basic algebra), 0907(intermediate algebra), 0908(geometry – only if
you haven’t had it in high school
◦ Adult Basic Education
Get Your Plan Set
Counseling – Meet with a counselor to schedule your classes or
make an academic plan (224-0360) –
◦ Freshman Counseling and Registration
◦ https://www.ivcc.edu/counseling.aspx?id=25707
◦ New freshmen with disabilities may be able to register with
Tina or Judy in Disability Services
◦ Decide whether to disclose your disability or not if you meet
with other counselors
Don’t overwhelm yourself for the first semester – 12 credits
(about 4 classes) is a full time load
Last, But Not Least
Accommodations – Get the academic supports you need to succeed
through Disability Services
◦ Have it done by: July 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, and May
15th for summer
◦ Meet with a Disability Service Coordinator
◦ Bring your 11th and 12th grade IEPs and class schedule
◦ Be ready to discuss your disability and the supports that helped
you in high school
Typical Accommodations
Testing Accommodations
◦ Extended Time
◦ Reader
◦ Distraction Free Environment
Note takers
Scribes
Alternate Format Texts
Assistive Technology
Environmental/Physical Accommodations
Interpreters
Success Suggestions…
Be aware of differences between high school and
college
Review the minimum skill set for success
Become aware of support services and use them as
needed – see resources inside folder
Consider building skills - SSK 0904 – Study Skills
Important Dates
Registration for Summer begins 4/9
Registration for Fall begins 4/15
Freshman Counseling and Registration - Last 2 weeks of
April, first week of May
Open House – March 5th
Scholarship
Applications
Due
March
6th
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Contact Information –
Coordinator - Tina Hardy –815- 224-0284 or
[email protected]
General Office Number – 224-0634
FAX – 224-3033
Address – 815 N. Orlando Smith Avenue, Oglesby, IL 61348
Webpage – www.ivcc.edu/disability

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