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1 Tips for Transition

2 Overview Welcome Agenda ◦Brief Overview of Transition Steps ◦Counseling Presentation ◦Financial Aid Presentation ◦Disability Services Overview Wrap Up and Questions

3 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?


5  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.

6  The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  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.

7  IVCC Foundation Scholarships. Over 200 scholarships awarded to new and returning students. Application and information is available at: Deadline for is March 6, 2015  Outside Scholarships. Available from local and national sources.

8 NorthernIllinois StateAuroraIVCC Tuition/Fees11,99213,29621,1203,340 Room/Board10,7569,816 9,290 Books/Suppl ies 1,200 Total Charges 23,94824,31231,6104,540 Pell 5,730 MAP 4,968 1,170 SEOG 2,000 4, Total Due 11,25011,61416,9103,100 (refund) Student Loans 5,500 Total Due 5,750 6,114 11,412

9  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 percent (based on all coursework attempted) and not exceed more than 150 percent of the credit hours needed to complete their program of study.

10  File early for financial aid. IVCC recommends filing an “estimated” FAFSA by February 15 th 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.

11  (General Information and Admissions Application)  (Scholarship Information and Application)  (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application)  (Illinois Student Assistance Commission/ISAC)  (Scholarship Search)  (General Financial Aid Information)

12 Apply to IVCC – ◦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 – )

13 Money, Money, Money… Financial Aid – Grants and loans that help you pay for college ◦Have it done by February 15 th for best consideration for state funds. You can apply beyond this date, also. ◦Get help from high school counselors or IVCC staff – ◦ Guide to Financial Aid link explains all the important basics of how Financial Aid works - ◦Scholarship Applications are Available Too –March 6 th ◦

14 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 – ) ◦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 , mail, or bring in your documentation. ◦Practice – – 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.

15 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 5 th 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

16 Get Your Plan Set Counseling – Meet with a counselor to schedule your classes or make an academic plan ( ) – ◦Freshman Counseling and Registration ◦ ◦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

17 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 15 th for summer ◦Meet with a Disability Service Coordinator ◦Bring your 11 th and 12 th grade IEPs and class schedule ◦Be ready to discuss your disability and the supports that helped you in high school

18 Typical Accommodations Testing Accommodations ◦Extended Time ◦Reader ◦Distraction Free Environment Note takers Scribes Alternate Format Texts Assistive Technology Environmental/Physical Accommodations Interpreters

19 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

20 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 5 th  Scholarship Applications Due March 6th

21 Contact Information – Coordinator - Tina Hardy – or General Office Number – FAX – Address – 815 N. Orlando Smith Avenue, Oglesby, IL Webpage –

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