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Financial Aid

Refunds will be by electronic refund only

Starting in the Fall 2013 semester, we will not send out paper checks. Students need to set up their eRefund Account at their earliest convenience to avoid any delays in refunds in the Fall. A tutorial on how to set up the eRefund account is available.

Feeling Lost?

Check through our Frequently Asked Questions or our comprehensive look at Understanding Financial Aid!

This site has been created to provide you with the most current information we have on financial assistance. There's a lot of information to sift through on financial aid. We've tried to organize this info in a way that's easy to find and easy to read. To the left, you'll see links to a variety of topics.

Financial aid is designed to bridge the gap between the cost of education at a higher education institution and the expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the federal government when a student submits the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To ensure Illinois Central College receives your FAFSA information, be sure to include our school code #006753. There are four main sources of financial aid funding available to students. These include the Federal Government (the US Department of Education), the Illinois State Government, Institutional aid (availability of institution funds will be different at each institution) and private sources such as community organizations, churches, professional organizations, etc. In many instances, funding is determined by what the "cost of attendance" is at the college or university you're attending.

Quick Reference

Throughout this process, you'll need to visit a host of outside ICC websites. Below is a listing of those to assist you through this process...

Federal websites

Financial Literacy

Cost Determinations

Credit Reports