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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Troy Hattermann
Submission Date Jan. 24, 2012
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STARS v1.0

Illinois Central College
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bruce Budde
Exec. VP, Administration and Finance
Administration
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

ICC is authorized to operate the following two TRIO programs:
•TRIO Student Support Services – service to 250 students per year
•TRIO Upward Bound – service to 80 students per year


A brief description of the institution’s 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 Educational Foundation
•Peoria Promise Scholarship for graduates who reside within the City of Peoria


A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

•TRIO Student Support Services
•TRIO Upward Bound
•Diversity Retention Coordinator
•Role Model Mentoring Project
•College Yes Program


A brief description of the institution’s 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


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 the institution’s 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 the institution’s 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 the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

The college’s diverse hiring initiative requires that all members of hiring committees successfully complete diverse hiring training.


A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

The college has a state mandated African American Employment Plan and an Hispanic Employment Plan.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

The college has a newly updated Affirmative Action Plan, including workforce analysis.


The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above 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.