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Impact Program

MISSION

The SVCC Impact Program will harness the collective power of Sauk Valley partners and communities to create an effective, supportive, sustainable path for students to pursue a college education and achieve career success through lifelong learning, public service and economic advancement.

WHAT IS THE EARNED TUITION PROGRAM?

SVCC’s earned-tuition program provides eligible students, who graduate within the Sauk district, the opportunity to earn tuition and fees for up to three years at SVCC, or until they earn their certificate or degree— whichever comes first.

HOW DO STUDENTS QUALIFY?

  • Register for the program by September 1 of their freshman year 
  • Progress with the rest of their class (graduate on time or early)
  • Participate in 100 hours of community service before high school graduation (25 hours per year)
  • Graduate from a high school or accredited home school program located within the SVCC district
  • Apply for at least one other local/state/national scholarship
  • Complete the FAFSA—if ineligible to apply for FAFSA—complete the FAFSA forecaster

WHAT EXPENSES ARE COVERED?

  • Tuition
  • All Fees
  • For program-eligible students who graduate in the top 10% of their class, books are covered
  • Tuition and fee pricing is applied at tiered rates for students who commit after the freshman year, September 1 date

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REMAINING IN THE PROGRAM?

  • Maintain good academic standing—2.0 GPA per semester
  • Be enrolled in a certificate, degree or transfer program
  • Complete 25 hours of community service per year

WHEN CAN STUDENTS START SIGNING UP?

The tentative date for students in the Sauk Valley Community College district to begin signing up for the program is Spring of 2022