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Fees

TUITION*

In‐District ....................................... $83.00 per credit hour    All of Crawford, Edwards, Lawrence, Richland, and Wabash Counties; most of Wayne County; and limited areas of Clark, Clay, Cumberland, Hamilton, Jasper, and White Counties qualify for in‐District tuition rate.

Special Out‐of‐District.................... $95.00 per credit hour    Includes portions of the following counties: Clark, Clay, Cumberland, Hamilton, Jasper, Wayne and White.

Indiana students in designated counties ...................... $120.00 per credit hour    Includes Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick

Out‐of‐District .............................. $268.41 per credit hour    Students living outside the District may be eligible for the in‐district tuition rate if a particular career and technical program is not offered in the student’s home district. Students seeking this must request permission from their home district under the CAREER agreement to be eligible for this lower rate. NOTE: Not all home districts in the state participate in the CAREER agreement, so in‐district rates are not guaranteed. In this case the student should request approval for a “chargeback” from the home district using the form, Authorization for Partial Student Support, at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the term.

Out‐of‐State ................................. $330.61 per credit hour

International Student .................. $330.61 per credit hour

Tuition for Allied Health Students*                                                                                                           

Is based on residency.  It will be applied to the Associate  Degree in Nursing, and Radiography Program courses.  See Allied Health Section for designated courses. 

In‐District.............................................................  $140.00 per credit hour 

Special‐Out‐of‐District......................................... $160.00 per credit hour 

Indiana Students in designated counties ......... $190.00 per credit hour 

Out‐of‐District....................................................... $450.00 per credit hour 

U.S. Resident/Out‐of‐State................................... $555.00 per credit hour 

Non U.S. Resident...............................................   $555.00 per credit hour   

Online Tuition*

In‐District .............................................................. $83.00 per credit hour 

Special Out‐of‐District ......................................... $95.00 per credit hour 

Indiana Students in designated counties .......... $120.00 per credit hour 

Out‐of‐District ...................................................... $120.00 per credit hour 

U.S. Resident/Out‐of‐State .................................. $120.00 per credit hour 

Non‐U.S. Resident ................................................ $120.00 per credit hour

MISCELLANEOUS FEES*

Activity Fee ............................................................... $60.00 Assessed to all students taking 6 credit hours or more of college credits at any of the four IECC colleges. This fee will be charged only for Fall and Spring semesters to support student activities at the colleges. This fee is not applicable to dual credit students.

Ceramics Course Fee (per course) ........................... $20.00 Computer

Course/Lab Fee ......................................................... $10.00 per credit hour (maximum per term = $60)

Conceal Carry Course Fee (EPP 1203) .................... $60.00

Cost Recovery Fee** .................................................variable

Dual Credit Course Fee............................................. $60.00 per student, per course will be charged directly to the sending High School when a Dual Credit course is taught using college instructors at IECC colleges or approved facilities, and the High School sends a student (s) to participate in such courses. Upon high school graduation any former dual credit student that was subject to the Dual Credit Course Fee will be eligible for a $60.00 per course credit toward IECC college tuition, if the student enrolls in a minimum of 12‐ credit hours at IECC within 12 months of graduating from high school.The total credit the student is eligible for under this provision shall not exceed the total amount of Dual Credit Course Fees actually paid on the student’s behalf.

Facilities Usage Fee................................................... $5.00 per semester (6 hours or more)

Fitness Center Lab Fee ............................................ $30.00 per course

Graduation Fee.......................................................... $30.00 Fee includes cap, gown, and diploma, and is payable at the time the graduation application is submitted.                                                                                                                                   Second Diploma Charge .......................................... $10.00

Maintenance Fee........................................................ $15.00 per credit hour

Military Services Recruiting Fee .............................. $50.00

Music (Applied) Course Fee..................................... $60.00

Natatorium Fee (LTC)................................................. $15.00

Placement Retest Fee................................................ $5.00

Proctoring Test Fee....................................................$15.00

Proficiency Examination Fee ...................................$70.00 per exam

Student ID Replacement Fee.................................... $5.00

Student Support Fee ................................................ $12.00 per credit hour

Technology Fee......................................................... $5.00 per credit hour

Textbook Rental Fee (FCC) ...................................... 33% of list price of new book (excluding dual credit and industrial training courses)

Transcript Fee ........................................................... $5.00

   Auto Mechanics

AUM 1202,1270, 2221, 2271 ..................................... $25.00 per course

Automotive Technology (FCC)                                                                                                                                            Uniform Fee .............................................................. $125.00

Collision Repair                                                                                                                                                                          AUB 1202, 1204, 2200, 2202 .................................. $25.00 per course

Cosmetology                                                                                                                                                                        Program Liability Insurance Fee ............................... $15.00 per year

Culinary Arts                                                                                                                                                                               CUL 1201 ................................................................. $50.00 per course                                                                                            CUL 1203 ................................................................. $100.00 per course

Diesel Technology                                                                                                                                                                  Uniform Purchase Fee ..............................................$285.00 per academic year

Electrical Distribution Program ..............................$50.00 per semester

Gunsmithing                                                                                                                                                                                GNS 1201, 1202, 1203 ............................................ $15.00 per course                                                                                            GNS 2201, 2202, 2206, 2215 .................................. $15.00 per course

Health Information Management                                                                                                                                                  HIS Exam Fee for HIM 2220 Clinical ........................ Actual Cost Practicum                                                                       National Health Association Test Fees ..................... Actual Cost

International Student                                                                                                                                                          Admission Fee (one‐time, non‐refundable) .............. $100.00                                                                                                Transportation Fee ....................................................$300.00 per semester

Information Systems Support                                                                                                                                                A+Exam ISS 1206                                                                                                                                                                                      A+ Essentials Exam ......................................... Actual Cost                                                                                                              Practical Applications Exam ............................. Actual Cost

 Microsoft MCITP ISS 2203                                                                                                                                                                          Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Exam ........Actual Cost                                                                                                      Microsoft Certified IT Professional Exam .................. Actual Cost                                                                            

Net+Exam ISS 2205                                                                                                                                                                                     CompTIA Network + Exam ............................... Actual Cost

Massage Therapy                                                                                                                                                                    Course Lab Fees........................................................ $20.00 per course                                                                                                          THM 1210, 1215, 1220, 1250, 1255                                                                                                                     Program Liability Insurance Fee ............................... $15.00 per year                                                                                      Student Handbook Fee............................................... $5.00

Medical Assistant                                                                                                                                                                          Lab Fee ..................................................................... $10.00 per lab hour                                                                                                        HEA 1208 Clinical Procedures                                                                                                                             Program Liability Insurance Fee .............................. $15.00 per year                                                                                American Medical Tech. Testing Fees ...................... Actual Cost                                                                                          National Health Association Testing Fee .................. Actual Cost                                                                                                                     HEA 2298 Internship                                                                                                                                               Student Handbook Fee............................................. $5.00

Nail Technology                                                                                                                                                                           COS 1261, 1262, 1263, 1264.................................. $50.00 per course

Nursing                                                                                                                                                                                    Module Fees                                                                                                                                                                                                NUR 1203, 1204, 1205, 1207 ........................... $9.00 per course                                                                                                      NUR 1201, 1202, 2201, 2202 ........................... $16.00 per course                                                                               Course Lab Fees                                                                                                                                                                                        NUR 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204 ........................... $50.00 per course                                                                                                    NUR 1207.......................................................... $20.00 per course                                                                                                    NUR 2201, 2202 ............................................... $50.00 per course                                                                               Course Review Fees                                                                                                                                                                                  NUR 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204 ........................... $50.00 per course                                                                                                    NUR 2201, 2202 ............................................... $50.00 per course                                                                                                    NUR 1206, 2205................................................ $75.00 per course                                                                                                    Nursing Student Handbook Fee ....................... $5.00 per year (payable on admission to the program)                    Program Liability Insurance Fee ............................... $12.00 per year

Nursing Assistant                                                                                                                                                                    Program Liability Insurance Fee................................$7.50 per course

Paramedicine and EMT                                                                                                                                                          Uniform Fee ............................................................. $38.00 program fee                                                                            Program Liability Insurance Fee .............................. $10.00 per semester

Pharmacy Technician                                                                                                                                                                    Lab Fee .....................................................................$10.00 per lab hour                                                                           Program Liability Insurance Fee ............................. $15.00 per year                                                                                   Student Handbook Fee ............................................. $5.00                                                                                                     Pharm Tech Certification Board Testing Fees ........... Actual Cost

Phlebotomy                                                                                                                                                                              Course Lab Fees                                                                                                                                                                                       PHB 1220, 1222 ............................................... $20.00 per course                                                                                                   PHB 1224 ......................................................... $40.00 per course                                                                                    Program Liability Insurance Fee .............................. $12.00 per year                                                                                   Student Handbook Fee...............................................$5.00 one‐time fee

Radiography                                                                                                                                                                            Course Lab Fees...................................................... $10.00 per credit hour                                                                                                             RAD 1206, 1226, 1236, 1246, 1256                                                                                                                Clinical Fees ............................................................ $20.00 per course                                                                                                                   RAD 1206, 1226, 1236, 1246, 1256                                                                                                                Course Review Fees................................................ $30.00 per course                                                                                                                   RAD 1201, 1206, 1226, 1236, 1246, 1256                                                                                                    Program Enrichment Fee........................................ $70.00 per semester                                                                           Program Liability Insurance Fee ............................. $15.00 per year

Real Estate Broker Course Fee                                                                                                                                                   BUS 2608 ............................................................. $65.00 per course                                                                                       

Real Estate Continuing Education                                                                                                                                                BUS 2606, 2607 .................................................... $30.00 per course

Science Lab Fees                                                                                                                                                                    Course Lab Fees.................................................... $10.00 per course                                                                                                     LSC 1101, 1102, 2110, 2111, 2112                                                                                                                                                     CHM 1120, 1130, 1132                                                                                                                                                                       PHY 1120, 1122, 2110, 2112, 2114

Telecommunications Course Fees                                                                                                                                                TEL 1266 .............................................................. $31.00 per course                                                                                        TEL 1271 .............................................................. $366.00 per course                                                                                      TEL 1272 .............................................................. $94.00 per course                                                                                        TEL 1274............................................................... $24.00 per course                                                                                        TEL 1276 .............................................................. $52.00 per course                                                                                            TEL 2264 ............................................................. $178.00 per course                                                                                        TEL 2282 ............................................................. $94.00 per course                                                                                          TEL 2288 ............................................................. $46.00 per course                                                                                          TEL 2291 ............................................................. $90.00 per course                                                                                          TEL 2292 ............................................................. $39.00 per course                                                                                          TEL 2298 ............................................................. $55.00 per course                                                                                          TEL 2299 ............................................................. $242.00 per course

Truck Driving Course Fee .................................. $50.00 per driving hour

Welding Fee                                                                                                                                                                                       WEL 1201, 1203, 1206, 1210 .............................. $50.00 per course                                                                                                 WEL 1215, 1220, 1230, 1260 .............................. $50.00 per course

*Tuition and fees may be added to or altered only by action of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change the above fees at any time without prior notice.

**For courses requiring the rental of non‐college facilities or for student supplies required and provided by the college for the course, a variable fee may be charged to recover actual cost.

IECC MEAL PLAN

IECC offers three levels of Dining Dollar Meal Plans for students to purchase from colleges that offer Food Services. Meal Plan purchases are considered “allowable charges” and Pell eligible. For more information and to view the plans click here.

REFUND POLICY

A refund of 100% of the tuition and fees will be made to a student who withdraws during the first 10 days of a 16‐ week class period. No refunds will be given after the 10th day of the semester for regular 16‐week courses.
For courses which are offered outside the regular 16‐ week schedule, contact the Records Office to determine the refund period. All students registered for a 24, 32, or 40‐hour Workforce Education New Hire Mining class must cancel 48 hours prior to the start date of the class to receive a refund.

TEXTBOOK RETURNS AND REFUNDS

Refunds will only be issued for the texts that are not

defaced in any way, and only if the text is returned within

the first ten days of the Spring/Fall terms. Refunds for the

Summer and Intersession texts will be at the bookstores’

discretion. Proper proof of the original purchase will need to be provided for a full refund to be issued. Each semester a BuyBack will be held towards the end of the semester. The BuyBack is a service provided by a third party, conducted through the bookstores (excluding Frontier). A proof of original purchase is required to participate in the BuyBack.

IN‐DISTRICT TUITION WAIVERS

After 6 p.m.; before 6 p.m. – Tuition of $20 per semester

hour will be charged for students enrolled in four semester hours or less per semester if the course(s) begins after 6 p.m. Tuition of $20 per semester hour will be charged for students enrolled in four semester hours or less before 6 p.m. if the student works a night shift on a full‐time basis.
Discretionary – Other tuition waivers may be granted for recommendation by the president of the college with the approval of the chief executive officer or his designee. Full‐time Employees – Refer to IECC Procedures Manual 500.14 for current tuition waiver information.
Part‐time Faculty – Refer to IECC Procedures Manual 500.14 for current tuition waiver information.
Part‐time Non‐Faculty Employees – Refer to IECC Procedures Manual 500.14 for current tuition waiver information. This tuition waiver does not apply to work‐ study students.
Senior Citizens – Tuition is waived for residents of the District who are 60 years or older. Non‐credit course fees are not waived.

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

Students enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program may qualify for grants, loans, scholarships, or work study. Financial Aid will be paid based on enrollment in courses required for the student’s current major. The financial aid academic year is defined as 32 credit hours. Loans must be repaid, while grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted to the federal government as soon as possible after October 1 in order to begin the process for establishing need for financial aid. After filing the FAFSA, the student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR).

June 1

– FA paperwork must be completed for a fall book voucher.

EMPLOYMENT
 Federal Work‐Study Program

The Federal Work‐Study (FWS) Program employs students for 5‐20 hours weekly in college‐based jobs.

To apply, request Federal Work‐Study on the Financial Aid Data Sheet after filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

FEDERAL GRANTS AND LOANS

  •   Federal Pell Grant

    This grant is designed to provide the foundation for all financial aid that is awarded on a need basis. Students may apply online at www.fafsa.gov. The amount awarded is based on the student's need, eligibility, enrollment status, and length of enrollment. A student must be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program to qualify.

  •   Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

    The purpose of this grant is to provide additional aid to students who exhibit exceptional financial need. To become eligible, the student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a valid Student Aid Report (SAR) on file indicating eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant.

  •   Direct Loan (Subsidized)
    Direct Loans are low‐interest loans for students to help pay for the cost of education after high school. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education. Repayment begins six months after the student ceases to be enrolled on at least a half‐time basis. Subsidized loans are based on need and other eligibility requirements. The loan amount may not be more than the educational expenses, less financial aid, less family contributions. With a subsidized loan, the government pays the interest while the student is enrolled at least half‐time.

  •   Direct Loan (Unsubsidized)
    This low interest, non‐need based loan is available to students who are enrolled at least half time in an eligible program. Students may choose to make quarterly interest payments while in school. Repayment will begin six months after the student ceases to be enrolled on at least a half‐time basis.

  •   Federal Direct PLUS Loan
    The Federal Direct PLUS Loan for dependent students is available for parents who wish to borrow to help pay for their children’s education. Federal Direct PLUS borrowers obtain these loans through the U.S. Department of Education rather than a lending institution and do not have to demonstrate need. Borrowers have the option to begin repayment either 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed or six months after the student ceases to be enrolled on at least a half‐time basis.

Veterans' Programs for veterans who wish to use their benefits:

The Post‐9/11 Bill‐ Chapter 33
Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB‐AD)

Chapter 30
Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB‐SR) ‐

Chapter 1606
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Educational Assistance Test Program (Section901) Survivor and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

Program (DEA) ‐ Chapter 35 National Call to Service Program Vocational Rehab – Chapter 31

Contact the college Financial Aid Office for more information on loans, grants, or work study. Student eligibility will be determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

STATE GRANTS
Illinois Student Assistance Commission  Monetary Award Program (MAP)

This grant pays partial tuition and fees for qualified Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois institutions and does not require repayment. Applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), demonstrate need, and reapply each year.

 Illinois Veterans Grant for Illinois residents who have at least one (1) year of active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces with an honorable discharge. The recipient must also have resided in and returned to Illinois within six (6) months of entry and separation from the service.

 National Guard or Naval Militia Benefit Program is available to members and officers of the Illinois National Guard or Naval Militia. Applications must be filed each year prior to deadlines.

Other Programs
Programs such as the Police/Fire Officer Survivor Grant, Grant for Dependents of Correction Officers, Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship, and Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program.

ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR FINANCIAL AID

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges is required to establish satisfactory standards for federal and state financial aid recipients. The minimum and maximum standards to receive financial aid are monitored at the end of every semester. There are two minimum standards that must be monitored, cumulative grade‐point average (CGPA) and completion rate

(cumulative completed/attempted hours). The maximum standard is 150% of the cumulative attempted hours of the student’s program requirements. Courses from other colleges that have been accepted for credit by Illinois Eastern Community Colleges are also included in the evaluations. Students who have not previously received financial aid may not be notified of their status until they apply for financial aid.

Veterans’ programs follow the academic standards set for satisfactory academic progress.

FINANCIAL AID SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS REQUIREMENTS

A student is considered to be making financial aid satisfactory academic progress if both of the following conditions are met:

1.  Cumulative GPA is at least 2.0.

2.  Successful cumulative completion rate (hours earned divided by hours attempted) is 67%.

A student who fails to maintain the required cumulative GPA or successful cumulative completion rate, or both, will be placed on financial aid warning if the financial aid coordinator feels the student can achieve all standards of satisfactory progress in the next semester. In the event that the financial aid coordinator feels it is unlikely that the student can achieve all standards of satisfactory progress, the student will be placed on financial aid suspension.

FINANCIAL AID WARNING

If, after the financial aid warning semester, the student achieves a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and a successful cumulative completion rate of at least 67%, the student will be making financial aid satisfactory academic progress.

If, after the financial aid warning semester, the student does not return to financial aid satisfactory academic standing the student will be placed on financial aid suspension.

FINANCIAL AID SUSPENSION

Students may regain financial aid satisfactory academic progress after they have enrolled in, paid for, and successfully completed enough courses to bring their cumulative GPA up to a 2.0 and their successful cumulative completion rate up to 75%. Students may appeal financial aid suspension status if extenuating circumstances contributed to their lack of academic progress.

COMPLETION OF CLASSES

Courses graded with A, B, C, D, or P are considered successfully completed with credit awarded.

Courses graded with I, W, F, or N are considered not successfully completed and no credit is awarded. These grades are included in hours attempted. All Fs are considered as an earned grade.

Grades so noted with an * or Q (i.e., developmental classes) will be omitted from the CGPA calculation. However, they will be included in the successful cumulative completion rate.

Students applying for and receiving grade forgiveness may benefit from an adjusted CGPA. However, their successful cumulative completion rate will not be adjusted.

Courses that have been repeated remain in attempted hours but the original grades are excluded from the GPA. Financial aid will pay for only one retake of a previously passed course.

TIME FRAME FOR ELIGIBILITY

Students who have exceeded 150% of their program requirements, including those hours from other schools, will be suspended and must file an appeal for reinstatement. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree have exceeded the maximum time frame for completion at IECC and must file an appeal.

Students who have changed programs and/or have obtained prior degree(s) or certificate(s) may request re‐ evaluation of their maximum time frame.

Students may receive Pell Grants for up to 12 semesters. The Pell payments are measured in LEU (Lifetime Eligibility Units) and calculated by the Department of Education based on the Pell awarded to the student.

APPEALS AND PROCEDURES

Students who are denied financial aid are entitled to an explanation for the basis of a denial. The student may file a written appeal with the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Officer will make a decision to accept or deny the appeal based on professional judgment. If the appeal is denied, the student has the right to appeal the denial to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. The student or the committee may request the student’s appearance before the committee. The chairperson of the Financial Aid Appeals Committee shall convene the committee to hear the appeal, and report the committee’s findings to the dean of the college within three working days of the committee’s recommendation

regarding the appeal. The dean shall review the recommendations of the Financial Aid Appeals Committee and make a determination as to the findings. The student will be notified by mail. If the student successfully appeals suspension status, they will regain financial aid eligibility on a probationary status. The student will be required to maintain a 2.0 term GPA, a term completion rate of 75%, an academic plan and may have additional stipulations, i.e. limited hours per semester or limited classes. Failure to do so will result in financial aid suspension.

WITHDRAWALS

Students who drop out of all classes in the semester must notify the Financial Aid Office. Full or partial repayments of financial aid may be required of these students. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

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