|Submission Date||Nov. 24, 2015|
Illinois Central College
PA-8: Affordability and Access
VP of Student Services
Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:
Commitment to maintain low tuition in comparison to other community colleges within the state. Textbook rental program. Wide variety of scholarships available through ICC's Educational Foundation. Peoria Promise Scholarship for graduates who reside within the City of Peoria.
A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
TRIO Student Support Service, TRIO Upward Bound, Diversity Retention Coordinator, Role Model Mentoring Project, College Yes Program
A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
Minority Success Orientation, Targeted Orientation to College and Career Exploration courses, Harvesting Dreams Program (support group for African American men and women), Role Model project, Diversity Retention Coordinator, Minority Success Dashboard, Success Coaching
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
There are numerous scholarships available for low-income students. These scholarships are provided through the ICC Educational Foundation through donations from individuals, organizations, groups, and businesses. Many of the scholarships are based on student need.
A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
TRIO Upward Bound assists the parents of its low-income participants in preparing for the college experience. The College Yes Program Coordinator and Admission Representatives also carry out these responsibilities. Financial Aid workshops are provided at the college, in local schools, and in the community.
A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
A comprehensive, coordinated strategy guides college activities in reaching out to and assisting low-income students in enrolling and succeeding in college. Oversight for these activities is provided through the Department of Diversity.
A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
The college's diverse hiring initiative requires that all members of hiring committees successfully complete diverse hiring training.
A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
The college has a mandated African American and Hispanic Employment Plan.
A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
The college has an Affirmative Action Plan including workforce analysis.
Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
The mission of ICC's Child Centers is to provide high quality, accessible, affordable, and educational child care services to families. We are a service oriented program that offers developmentally appropriate programs for children age 2 and potty trained to the 6th birthday. We believe that our college community, staff, and families provide a valuable partnership to benefit children and their families. The services that we provide enhance the physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development of children. The families that we serve and our staff contribute significantly to the economic vitality of our community.
A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
|The percentage of entering students that are low-income||25.70|
|The graduation/success rate for low-income students||14.80|
|The percentage of student financial need met, on average||---|
|The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt||---|
The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.