Coronavirus

CARES Act Funding

Illinois Central College (ICC) has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and assures the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

ICC has received $1,852,317 from the U.S. Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

ICC has distributed the following amounts to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

CARES Act Funding to Date
Cumulative Totals
Date # Students $ Amount Students Dollars
04/24/20 1800 $1,238,800.00 1800 $1,238,800.00
05/04/20 21 $21,000.00 1821 $1,259,800.00
05/18/20 39 $47,400.00 1860 $1,307,200.00

ICC estimates approximately 3300 students at the institution are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

ICC has given 1860 students an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

ICC requested students to self-report needs through a survey to determine which students would receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants. The level of available funding, number of students completing a survey, and simplification contributed to the determination of the flat rate of $1000 for how much those eligible students would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Students were notified via email of their eligibility and were given a list of frequently asked questions concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.