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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 2015-2016 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 4,000 200 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 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.

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  WWW.IVCC.EDU (General Information and Admissions Application) WWW.IVCC.EDU  WWW.IVCC.EDU/FOUNDATION (Scholarship Information and Application) WWW.IVCC.EDU/FOUNDATION  WWW.FAFSA.GOV (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application) WWW.FAFSA.GOV  WWW.ISAC.ORG (Illinois Student Assistance Commission/ISAC) WWW.ISAC.ORG  WWW.FASTWEB.COM (Scholarship Search) WWW.FASTWEB.COM  WWW.FINAID.ORG (General Financial Aid Information) WWW.FINAID.ORG

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 – 224-0318)

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 – 224-0438 ◦2013-2014 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 – 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 – – 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 (224-0360) – ◦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 –815- 224-0284 or General Office Number – 224-0634 FAX – 224-3033 Address – 815 N. Orlando Smith Avenue, Oglesby, IL 61348 Webpage –

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