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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...................... $120.00 per credit hour

designated counties

(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*

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).................... $75.00

Cost Recovery Fee1......................................... variable

Dual Credit CTE On-Campus................. $25.00 per course

     Course Fee

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

Ladder/Certificate Program................................ $60.00

Students taught on-site at businesses and industries will be assessed a $30 fee for the first-level certificate; no charge at the second- and third-certificate levels, and a $30 graduation fee for the AAS degree.

Maintenance Fee......................... $10.00 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..................... $10.00 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

CUL 1203                                                                                  $100.00

 

Diesel Technology

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

 

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 Practicum..... $168.00

 

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

National Health Association Testing Fee............... $205.00

       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

      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

 

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, 1208, 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................. $60.00 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

 

1For 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.

 

*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.

 

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 January 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).

 

Important dates are:

March 1–    Priority date for completion of financial aid application for the next academic year.

June 1      –    Complete FA paperwork for a fall book voucher.

 

Employment

v     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

v     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.

v     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) form and have a valid Student Aid Report (SAR) on file indicating eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant.

 

v     William D. Ford Federal 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.

v     William D. Ford Federal 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.

v     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.

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

The Post-9/11 Bill

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Educational Assistance Test Program (Section901)

Survivor and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

Program (DEA)

National Call to Service Program

 

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

v     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.

v     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.

v     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.

v     Other Programs

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

 

As funding may be limited, it is important that students adhere to program deadlines. Additional sources of financial aid are available. For more information, log on to www.collegeillinois.org or contact the Financial Aid Office.

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. CumulativeGPA 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 college 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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