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Special Academic Services

Special Academic Services provides assistance and support to students enrolled in applied science and certificate programs at Illinois Central College. Funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, these services include both academic and financial support.

Some students need help financing their college education — from textbooks to class materials — that other sources of financial aid may not cover. We can help if you have an authorized financial need that does not cover all required school expenses

Authorized financial programs include:

  • Pell Grant
  • State Grant
  • Subsidized Student Loan
  • Public Assistance
  • Various agency programs
  • Special Circumstances – Check with Special Academic Services office

Funds are available for:

  • Textbooks
  • Uniforms
  • Tools and Instruments
  • Certification and Licensing Exam Fees
  • Project Supplies
  • Physical exams and Vaccinations
  • Special support for students in nontraditional programs by gender
  • Single parents – reimbursement of child care and transportation costs

Special Academic Services also provides financial support to students enrolled in applied science programs that lead to a nontraditional career. A nontraditional career refers to occupations in which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in that occupation. Listed below are some of the programs at Illinois Central College that have been identified as leading to a nontraditional career:

Nontraditional programs for Women

Agricultural Business Management
Electronics Technology
Electronics Repair
Electronics Servicing
Law Enforcement
Crime Scene Technology
Industrial and Business Security
Network Specialist
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Architectural Drafting
Fire Science Technology
Automotive Technology
HVAC/R Technology
Diesel Powered Equipment Technology
Welding Technology
and more...

Nontraditional programs for Men

Child Development
Paraprofessional Educator
Information Processing Management
Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper
Clinical Lab Technician
Dental Hygiene
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Practical Nursing
Nurse Assisting (CNA)
Office Professional
Surgical Technologist
Physical Therapy Assistant
and more...