2016-2017 Guide to Financial Aid



Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Office

Illinois Valley Community College
Financial Aid Office
815 North Orlando Smith Rd.
Oglesby, IL  61348

Located in The Peter Miller Community Technology Center, Room CTC101S (located in the Student Services center).

Office Hours:

*Summer hours June 16 - August 5:
8:00am to 4:30pm Monday & Thursday,
8:00am to 7:00pm Tuesday & Wednesday,
College Closed on Friday

*Fall and Spring semester: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday, Thursday & Friday. 8:00am to 7:00pm Tuesday & Wednesday.

The Financial Aid Office is closed when the College is closed.

Our Mission
Our Federal FAFSA School Code

Financial Aid Office Staff
Important Dates

Special Financial Aid Reviews

Tuition Deferments and Bookstore Vouchers

Withdrawing or Dropping Out Can Cost Financial Aid Recipients Money!

How to Apply to IVCC

How to create your FSA ID

FAFSA on the Web

After the FAFSA: What happens Next

Loan Entrance Counseling

Loan MPN

Loan Exit Counseling

Payment Options

FSA ID-PIN# Web Site

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Programs of Study 

2016-2017 Guide to Financial Aid

 Information on Student Loan 150% Limit 


Our Mission

The Financial Aid Office serves students and families by helping them find sources of financial assistance  which give them access to college.  We teach people about financial aid programs, how to apply for assistance, how to manage financial aid funds, and how to fulfill their responsibilities as financial aid recipients.

Our Federal FAFSA School Code  001705

Visit the Federal School Code Search Page to locate other school codes.

Important Dates Fall 2016

8/8/16-9/2/16-Fall Book Vouchers available

Check pick-up date:  TBD--Watch your Office365 email

10/1/16-2017-2018 FAFSA available on-line


Financial Aid Office Staff

The Financial Aid Office staff is available to answer all of your questions about financial assistance.  We will also be happy to help you address financial aid questions associated with transferring to another school.  Students and their parents are welcome to contact us at any time!


Listing of Financial Aid Office Staff and Contact Information
Patricia Williamson Director Patty_Williamson@ivcc.edu (815)224-0440
Eileen Twardowski Advisor Eileen_Twardowski@ivcc.edu (815)224-0211
Neil Jagodzinski Advisor Neil_Jagodzinski@ivcc.edu (815)224-0503
Lorri Foockle Advisor Lorri_Foockle@ivcc.edu (815)224-0458
Ida Brown Veterans Advisor 
Ida_Brown@ivcc.edu (815)224-0200
Kimberly Herout
Administrative Assistant
Kimberly_Herout@ivcc.edu (815)224-0264


Special Financial Aid Reviews

In some cases a financial aid application may not reflect a student’s or family’s current financial situation. In some cases a family faces Special Circumstances (e.g., lost or reduced income, death, divorce, illness, natural disaster, etc.) which may increase a student's eligibility for financial aid.

A Special Circumstances Form is used by the Financial Aid Office to report unusual situations faced by applicants and/or their families. Special Circumstances reviews are conducted on a case-by-case basis.

If you have a situation about which you are uncertain, or if you have any questions regarding Special Circumstances, contact us to discuss the matter.

Tuition Deferments and Bookstore Vouchers

Many financial aid recipients are eligible to defer their tuition and/or purchase required books and supplies before financial aid funds arrive at the college.  Contact the Financial Aid Office to see if you are eligible.

Please review the Payment Options Web site.

Withdrawing or Dropping Out Can Cost Financial Aid Recipients Money!

Students receiving Federal Financial Assistance are subject to Federal repayment regulations if they stop attending the College (officially or unofficially) before 60% of a term has been completed.   If the student stops attending before this time period the college and student must return a percentage of "unearned" financial aid.  This will result in a bill being sent to the student.  Students who do not repay their financial aid may lose their eligibility for future financial aid.

Contact the Financial Aid Office before you stop attending classes to learn about the consequences!