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Current COVID-19 Policies

Beginning Monday, August 2, face coverings will again be required indoors at all Ivy Tech Community College campuses statewide, regardless of vaccination status.

This change in Ivy Tech policy is a result of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated masking guidance issued earlier this week. The College has consistently followed CDC guidance throughout the pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and communities.  

The number of individuals getting infected with the COVID-19 virus is on the rise again, and as a result the CDC has recommended that all individuals, vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear face coverings indoors in areas of the country where infection rates are at a substantial or high transmission levels. Almost two-thirds of our campus locations are currently in either in high or substantially high areas of infections. 

This facial covering policy will not result in any changes to course modalities or course schedules and should not impact activities and normal operations as the Fall semester begins.

Vaccinations have been shown to be a strong defense against COVID-19 and its current and emerging variants. Ivy Tech strongly encourages students, employees, and guests to obtain a vaccination as soon as possible. Efforts are underway to again offer vaccinations on our campuses. More information on this initiative will be forthcoming.

We will continue to monitor the situation with Covid-19 and take all of the necessary steps to ensure the well-being of our students, faculty and staff.


Positive Case Reporting Link

Please continue to use this button to report positive cases to the College. 

COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Is the vaccine mandatory?

Ivy Tech is not requiring the vaccine for students, faculty, and staff. We encourage all who are able to get the vaccine to do so when it becomes available to them.

Where can I get more information about the vaccine?

Please see the Center for Disease Control or the Indiana Department of Health website for more detailed information about the science, vaccine safety, rollout, and who should receive the vaccine.


Virtual Campus Support

Below click on the link of your home campus, the campus nearest you, or the campus where you attend classes to access the email of your campus virtual support team. In your e-mail please describe the assistance being requested and provide your name and C Number, whenever possible, if you are looking for specific information regarding your situation.

Anderson Kokomo Muncie
Bloomington Lafayette Richmond
Columbus Lake County Sellersburg
Evansville Lawrenceburg South Bend/Elkhart
Fort Wayne Madison Terre Haute
Indianapolis Marion Valparaiso

Travel

Student Travel

What are the in-state travel restrictions for students?

Official travel by students is permitted through May 31, 2021. Travel after May 31, 2021 will be evaluated as the pandemic progresses and additional information about the spread of the virus is available.

What are the domestic out-of-state travel restrictions for students?

Out of state travel will remain frozen though July 31, 2021. Any person traveling on behalf of Ivy Tech, on or after August 1, 2021, will need to follow all CDC recommendations in place at time of travel which currently includes being fully vaccinated. 

A vaccine affirmation form must be completed and provided to the Ivy Tech employee in charge of the out of state travel.

Additionally, while on Ivy Tech travel, employees and students are still subject to the Ivy Tech facial covering policy and should make themselves aware of any safety regulations of the location to which they are traveling.  

What are the international travel restrictions for students?

International travel will remain frozen though July 31, 2021. Any person traveling on behalf of Ivy Tech, on or after August 1, 2021, will need to follow all CDC recommendations in place at time of travel which currently includes being fully vaccinated. 

A vaccine affirmation form must be completed and provided to the Ivy Tech employee in charge of the out of state travel.

Additionally, while on Ivy Tech travel, employees and students are still subject to the Ivy Tech facial covering policy and should make themselves aware of any safety regulations of the location to which they are traveling.  

Employee Travel

What are the in-state travel restrictions for employees?

Travel by employees, in the normal course of their job function, is permitted. Travel for professional development, conferences, or other gathers should be approved by the Chancellor/Senior Vice President and only granted if a virtual option is not available.

As the in-state landscape continues to change, we will monitor travel restrictions and may make adjustments. Please check the CDC website for the most recent travel restrictions.

What are the domestic out-of-state travel restrictions for employees?

Out of state travel will remain frozen though July 31, 2021. Any person traveling on behalf of Ivy Tech, on or after August 1, 2021, will need to follow all CDC recommendations in place at time of travel which currently includes being fully vaccinated. 

A vaccine affirmation form must be completed and attached to each pre-approval in Chrome River for out of state travel to be approved.

Additionally, while on Ivy Tech travel, employees and students are still subject to the Ivy Tech facial covering policy and should make themselves aware of any safety regulations of the location to which they are traveling.  

What are the international travel restrictions for employees?

International travel will remain frozen though July 31, 2021. Any person traveling on behalf of Ivy Tech, on or after August 1, 2021, will need to follow all CDC recommendations in place at time of travel which currently includes being fully vaccinated. 

A vaccine affirmation form must be completed and attached to each pre-approval in Chrome River for out of state travel to be approved.

Additionally, while on Ivy Tech travel, employees and students are still subject to the Ivy Tech facial covering policy and should make themselves aware of any safety regulations of the location to which they are traveling.  


Financial Aid & Tuition

My financial situation has changed. Can I be considered for more financial assistance?

The FAFSA asks for your tax year information from two years prior to the academic year.  If your current income is significantly lower than what is reflected on your FAFSA, you may be able to request a Special Circumstances Review.  Reasons that may be considered for a Special Circumstances Review include loss of income due to layoff, disability, divorce, separation or loss of untaxed benefits.

If you feel you have a situation that may allow for a Special Circumstances Review, visit your campus Express Enrollment Center or Financial Aid Office to determine if you should complete the Special Circumstances Review Form. They will review your situation with you and determine what documentation you will need to submit to support your request for this review. Please click on Learn More for contact information and to request a virtual appointment.

Please note that not all requests for Special Circumstances Reviews are approved.  Also, if your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), based on your FAFSA results, is already zero, there is no need for you to request a Special Circumstance Review.

Special Circumstance Reviews can take up to 30 days to process upon completion of required steps and forms to the campus Financial Aid Office. Incomplete submissions are not processed and will delay the response.

For more information about Special Circumstance Requests please go to www.ivytech.edu/financial-aid/2524.html.

What if the student fails to meet financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) due to the impact of COVID-19?

Students who fail to meet financial aid SAP requirements who have extenuating circumstances may appeal their Financial Aid eligibility. Extenuating circumstances may include the death of a relative, an injury or illness of the student, or other special circumstances. Circumstances related to an outbreak of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, the illness of a student or family member, compliance with a quarantine period, or the general disruption resulting from such an outbreak may form the basis of a student’s SAP appeal. Appeals will be reviewed by the SAP Appeal Committee at each campus within 14 days after a completed appeal packet is submitted. Students will be notified at their Ivy Tech email address of the committee’s decision. Visit ivytech.edu/sap for more information.

Additionally, withdrawn courses and courses marked incomplete after March 13, 2020 can be excluded from the Completion Rate and Maximum Timeframe calculation for students with a COVID-19 related issue. If these provisions apply to your situation, please submit a COVID-19 Statement using the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Personal Announcement link on MyIvy.

How can I provide requested documents to my Ivy Tech Financial Aid Office other than postal mail?

Verification documents requested from our Verification Processing Center must be uploaded as instructed using the links provided in the email notifications. Exception: Students whose verification requirements include the Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose may download that form from our Financial Aid Forms page, print and sign, and securely submit it electronically (along with a copy of your government-issued photo ID to your campus Financial Aid Office (see link to campuses below).

Other documents requested by the financial aid office can be returned via postal mail or using Ivy Tech’s secure file drop.  By clicking on the link associated with your campus and entering your Ivy Tech student identification number (starting with C) and Ivy Tech email address, you will be able to securely upload documents.  The following file types are permitted: .bmp, .png, .jpg, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx.

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Are Emergency FSEOG and Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund grants to students' taxable income?

No. Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants to students and Emergency Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) awards under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) are not taxable income for the student. According to IRS FAQs, "Emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act for unexpected expenses, unmet financial need, or expenses related to the disruption of campus operations on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as unexpected expenses for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or childcare, are qualified disaster relief payments under section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code.  This grant is not includible in your gross income.

I am unable to pay my monthly payment plan installment due to being temporarily laid off. What should I do?

If you are not able to make payments as agreed, please contact your campus Business/Bursar Office to discuss options. It is best to reach out to your local campus.


ADA Accommodation Request

Process for Requesting Accommodation

The College is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  It is the responsibility of the employee to initiate a request for accommodation. Employees must complete the ADA Accommodation Request Form and submit completed form to the local Human Resources Office.  Please contact Human Resources to obtain the form.  Human Resources will review the request, supporting documentation and engage in an interactive process with employee, supervisor, and medical provider if necessary.  Human Resources will contact employees if any additional information is needed.  Requests are considered on a case by case basis for reasonable accommodation. 


Ivy Tech stands with all affected communities
At Ivy Tech Community College, diversity, equity, and belonging is grounded in our core values. We are working every day to build educational environments that respect and affirm the unique contributions of each individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, religious belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, disability, or political affiliation. As a community, we join with the efforts of those around the world that seek to challenge any personal or institutional bias, racism or xenophobia associated with the virus.