Financial Aid Programs
Federal Pell Grant
Credit HoursPell Amount
0.5 to 5.5 1/4 Award*
6 to 8.5 1/2 Award*
9 to 11.5 3/4 Award*
12+ Full Award
* If your EFC is higher than 3700, contact the LLCC Financial Aid Office for details on how your award is affected.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
State of Illinois Monetary Award Program Grant (MAP)*
By applying for financial aid and agreeing to share that information with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), you have been considered for the State of Illinois (IL) Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant. All MAP-approved institutions are required by the State of Illinois to announce MAP Grant awards to students who are enrolled or intending to enroll at their institution. An award amount is included on this letter if you have me the eligibility criteria.
The MAP Grant award amount is an estimate made by the financial aid office and is identified as a “State of IL MAP Grant (Est).” Please be aware that the number of available MAP Grants is limited by funding levels approved by the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor, and reductions to estimated or actual MAP Grants are possible.
There are also limitations to how long you can continue to receive a MAP Grant. Usage is tracked by the number of credit hours for which you’ve received MAP benefits and is referred to as MAP Paid Credit Hours (MPCHs). The maximum number of MPCHs that can be received is 135, and you must by at the junior level or above to use more than 75 MPCHs. For your reference, and to learn more about MPCH limitations, you may access a record of your MPCHs through the ISAC Student Portal at https://studentportal.isac.org/MPCH.
Direct Student Loans
Subsidized Direct Loans
Unsubsidized Direct Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Verification of Aid Application
Less than half-time 0.5 to 5.5 hours
Half-time 6 to 8.5 hours
3/4 time 9 to 11.5 hours
Full-time 12+ hours
Last Day to Add Courses
Courses dropped on, or before, or added after the dates below do not count toward PELL, SEOG, or MAP enrollment status.
June 11, 2020
August 28, 2019
January 15, 2021
Courses Not Eligible for Aid
- MAT 081 or MAT 082
- Vocational Studies (ABE, ASE, AHH, AIT, BPS, NUR, OIT)
- Continuing Education (CEW)
- Audit Courses
- No more than 30 hours of developmental work
Students may receive financial aid for repeating courses that were not successfully completed. Grades of F, I, W, AW, and SP are considered not successfully completed. Once a passing grade is received, the student may receive financial aid for only ONE repeat of the course. Passing grades include A, B, C, D, or P. All course repeats are counted to determine Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Programs Eligible for Financial Aid
LLCC Refund Policy
- Courses cancelled by the college shall result in a 100 percent refund.
- Failure to attend classes does not constitute a schedule change or withdrawal and does not entitle the student to a refund.
- Students must officially drop by contacting Registration Services on the main campus or one of LLCC’s other locations.
Purchasing Books and Disbursement of Financial Aid
You are not required to purchase your books at the LLCC Bookstore; however, if you choose to buy them elsewhere, you will need to pay for your books up front and reimburse yourself when you receive your refund. If you choose to reimburse yourself, your Financial Aid refund will be received about 60-90 days after the start of classes.
- Students who owe LLCC tuition and/or fees are not allowed to enroll or have transcripts sent.
- Students who owe money to the U.S. Department of Education are not allowed to receive federal financial aid anywhere in the country.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
The purpose of the policy is to ensure that students are making progress toward the completion of their education program.
Minimal standards are subject to change in accordance with the U. S. Department of Education and State of Illinois regulations.
II. Financial Aid Programs Covered
III. Minimum Academic Standards Requirements
Students must meet all three standards (Grade Point Average GPA, Completion Rate and Maximum Time Frame) to receive financial assistance.
A. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
You must maintain the following minimum GPA:
Cumulative Credit Hours Minimum GPA
34 or more 2.00
B. Cumulative Completion Rate
Students must successfully complete a cumulative minimum of 66.66% of all credit hours. All credit hours as outlined in section IV A. are included. Only grades of A, B, C, D and P are considered successful completion for 100 level or higher courses. A grade of A, B, C or P is considered successful completion for developmental courses. Grades of I, W, WP, WF, SP, RP and F are NOT considered successful completion.
C. Maximum Time Frame
You must complete your academic program within 150% of attempted credit hours relative to credit hours required to complete the program. All credit hours as outlined in section IV A. are included with the exception of up to 30 developmental credit hours.
Examples of 150% Maximum Time Frame:
Credit hours required to Number of Attempted Credit
Complete Academic Program Hours Eligible for Financial Aid
Students who have already completed an associate’s or higher degree are no longer eligible for financial aid. Students with degrees may appeal. See section VII regarding appeals.
IV. Scope of Evaluation
Per federal regulations, all credit hours on your LLCC transcript including:
- those that financial aid did not pay for;
- credit hours forgiven by the LLCC academic renewal policy;
- dual credit hours;
- courses with a grade of RP (not counted for GPA)
- transfer hours as presented on the LLCC transcript. All transfer hours are grouped together and considered as one term.
- all developmental hours with the exception of MAT 081/082. (Developmental hours are not calculated in the GPA.)
B. Courses NOT Included in Evaluating SAP Status
Vocational Studies (for example, prefixes ABE, ASE, AHH, AIT, BPS, NUR, OIT), Continuing Education Courses, and Audit Courses are not eligible for financial aid and are not counted for financial aid purposes including satisfactory progress.
Students may receive aid for repeating a course in which an F or W was earned. Students may appeal to receive aid for the first repeat of a course in which a D was earned or if a student is required to have a more recent retake of the course due to a time limitation. Students must use the established procedure for appealing to gain eligibility for a course repeat. All course repeats are counted to determine Satisfactory Academic Progress.
V. Frequency of Evaluation
VI. Good, Warning, Suspension and/or Maximum Time Frame and Probation Status
Students who have no academic record or who meet the standards in Section III of these procedures may receive financial aid if otherwise eligible. Eligible students are often referred to as being in Good status.
B. Warning Status:
Students previously in Good status and who fail to meet the standards in Section III are placed in warning status. Students in warning status may receive financial aid if otherwise eligible.
C. Suspension Status:
Students previously in Warning status who fail to meet the standards in Section III, or who are on Probation status and fail to meet the terms of their probation are placed on Suspension status and are not eligible to receive financial aid, including loans. Students who at any time exceed the maximum time frame status (150%) or earn a degree will no longer be eligible for financial aid, including loans. Note that students exceeding the maximum time frame status may be suspended without benefit of a warning term.
D. Probation Status:
Students who have a suspension appeal or a maximum time frame appeal granted are placed in Probation status and eligible for financial aid for one semester. If after that semester the student does not meet the terms of his/her probation, they become ineligible for financial aid. Students who comply with the terms of their probation will continue to be eligible for financial aid if otherwise eligible.
VII. Appeal of Suspension and Maximum Time Frame Status
Students who have exceeded the maximum time frame or have earned an Associates degree or higher may appeal by completing the Petition to Receive Financial Aid beyond the Maximum Limit and submitting all documents required on the form.
Note: Students will be notified of the SAP Appeals Committee’s decision within 30 days of the submission of the appeal. Students may have to pay tuition, fees and books out of pocket while awaiting the outcome of the appeal.
Granting appeals for summer semester is at the discretion of the SAP Appeals Committee.
Submission of appeals previously denied two times will be reviewed at the discretion of the appeals committee.
The decision of the SAP Appeals Committee is final.
The review of repeat appeals is at the discretion of the SAP Appeals Committee.
Students may also earn their way back to good standing by attaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA and 66.66 completion rate.
VIII. Notification of Status
Scholarships, established through the generosity of community businesses, organizations and individuals may be limited to students majoring in specific professions such as accounting, agriculture, allied health, anthropology, art, automotive technology, aviation, business, computer science, education, engineering, fire science, hospitality management, languages, law enforcement, music, office systems technology and nursing. Some scholarship donors base their scholarships on other criteria.
The LLCC Foundation Office administers the application and awarding of the LLCC Foundation Scholarships. All scholarship awards are based on the availability of funds.
Rights and Responsibilities
Know what financial aid programs are available
Know the deadlines for submitting applications
Know how financial aid will be disbursed
Know how their financial aid was determined
Know how much of their financial need has been met
Know what resources were considered in the calculation of their need
Request an explanation of the various programs in their financial aid package
Know the school’s refund policy
Know what portion of the financial aid received must be repaid and what portion is grant aid
Know how the school determines whether they are making satisfactory progress
Students have the responsibility to:
Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time
Provide correct information
Return all additional documentation requested
Read and understand all forms they are asked to sign
Accept all agreements they sign and comply with the provisions of any promissory notes signed
Perform the work agreed upon in accepting a college work-study award
Be aware of and comply with the deadlines for application or reapplication for aid
Be aware of the institution’s refund procedures
Be aware of the institution’s policy for satisfactory progress