COVID-19 Plan and Resources for Students


During these uncertain times, IECC has a comprehensive plan for protecting the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, with the continued goal of providing a quality education:

 Back to Campus - Restore IECC Plan

Refer to the following flowchart in order to determine when it's safe to return to school/work following a
COVID-19 absence: 

Return to Campus Guidelines

Emergency Financial Aid Funds for Students

At the end of December, IECC was allocated additional emergency financial aid funds for students under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). With the anticipation of these incoming funds, please take some time to ensure that you will be considered by completing a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid at For full consideration, you should meet the basic eligibility criteria outlined below. Our financial aid offices are open 7:30 am – 4:30 pm to assist you with any questions you may stumble upon during this process. Contact information for each college is also included below.

Basic Eligibility Criteria:

  • Complete and submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA; 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen with a valid social security number; 
  • Register with Selective Service, if required; 
  • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent; 
  • Be admitted to an IECC college in an eligible program leading to an approved certificate or degree; 
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours) for all programs (except Federal Pell Grant and Est IL State MAP Grant) 
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards of IECC; 
  • Not be in default on any federal student loan;
  • Not owe a repayment of a federal grant to any postsecondary institution;
  • Not have a federal drug conviction while receiving federal financial aid.


Financial Aid Contact Information:

Frontier Community College or 618-842-3711

Lincoln Trail College or 618-544-8657

Olney Central College or 618-395-7777

Wabash Valley College or 618-262-8641


Additional information is available on the topics below.

  • What: Emergency financial aid is being made available to students of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges – Frontier Community College, Lincoln Trail College, Olney Central College, and Wabash Valley College, through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, commonly referred to as the CARES Act.
  • Who: Any Title IV eligible student who was enrolled full-time (more than 11.5 credit hours) or part-time (6 – 11.5 credit hours) as of March 16th, that was enrolled in a Title IV eligible program, and met satisfactory academic progress for the spring term.  Students enrolled with at least 12 credit hours as of March 16th will receive a one-time aid disbursement of $845.  Students enrolled with at least 6 credit hours, but fewer than 12 will receive a one-time aid disbursement of $515.
  • When: Emergency aid disbursements are being made by check on Friday May 15th to the home address on record with IECC.
    A second disbursement of aid from the CARES Act is being made by check on May 29th to the home address on record with IECC for students that were not included in the first round.
  • Why: The direct emergency aid to students is available for costs incurred like food, housing, course materials, technology, childcare, and healthcare due to the shelter-in-place order that dictated a move to fully online learning.

Reporting Data as of May 29, 2020: Compliance with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act:

  1. Illinois Eastern Community College District 529 signed and submitted its Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on May 1, 2020.
  2. The District received $996,242 in emergency aid to provide to students of its colleges:
    • Frontier Community College (02074400) - $139,664
    • Lincoln Trail College (00978600) - $217,153
    • Olney Central College (00174200) - $368,501
    • Wabash Valley College (00177900) - $270,924
  3. The District, as of May 31, 2020, has distributed $1,015,710 in direct aid to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.  The District used $19,468 of its Institutional funds under Section 18004(a)(1) in the distribution.
  4. The estimated total number of students eligible for Title IV assistance in the District is 1,810.
  5. On May 15, 2020, the District provided aid to 1,043 students.  On May 29, 2020, the District provided aid to 259 students.  A total of 1,302 students received aid under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  6. Students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, having completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), enrolled with an IECC college on or after March 16, 2020, enrolled in at least 6 credit hours of instruction, and having met satisfactory academic progress for the spring term were determined to receive aid in the first round of aid disbursements.
  7. Aid supplied to students included a cover letter indicating what the aid was, where it originated, that it would not be required be paid back, and finally that it was for the student to use for costs incurred as a result of disruptions to campus operations due to COVID-19 such as food, housing, course materials, technology, and childcare.

Advisors at:  FCC     LTC     OCC    WVC   

Allied Health Advisors, Administrators and Faculty 


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Emergency Alerts for students, families, and community


Financial Aid Personnel


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Questions and Concerns... Contact Us!

  • College-specific Questions:
    • FCC - 618-842-3711 or 877-464-3687
    • LTC - 618-544-8657 or 866-582-4322
    • OCC - 618-395-7777 or 866-622-4322
    • WVC - 618-262-8641 or 866-982-4322
    • Workforce Education
  • Technical Questions/Issues Only: Help Desk