Parents & Family

You鈥檙e playing an important role in helping your student prepare and plan for college, which is an exciting milestone. It鈥檚 also a time of transition as students are finding their places in the world. We invite you to learn more about 69风流's many educational programs, student services and cost savings through our website. We're here to help your family open and walk through doors of opportunity.

We invite you and your student to visit our Springfield campus or one of our Outreach Centers, either in person or virtually. It can be useful in helping you determine if 69风流 is right for your student.

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Knowing the steps to take begins with your student identifying their educational journey and program of interest.

If your student is interested in receiving financial aid, file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at . Use the 69风流 school code 007170. Typically, on Oct. 1 each year, the FAFSA becomes available for the next (summer-fall-spring) school year. For the 2024-25 academic year, it is scheduled to be available in December 2023. Have questions? Visit 69风流 Financial Aid or contact us at or 217-786-2237.

The scholarship application process is open online from No. 15-Feb. 15 for the following academic school year. (Example: Application submitted Nov. 15, 2023-Feb. 15, 2024 would be eligible for 2024-2025 scholarships.)

Only one application form is needed to apply for all scholarships. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible. Visit  for more information.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Once a student turns 18 or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, these rights transfer from the parents to the student. Forms to withhold or allow specific release of information may be obtained from 69风流 Admission and Records. Note: This form must be filled out by the student in front of an 69风流 employee or staff member.

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Once new students have applied, attended New Student Orientation and met with their student success coach, they can register by phone or online by . Students are encouraged to contact their success coach to discuss course options.

Students may call the Springfield campus (217-786-2292), text 217-387-8585, or call an 69风流 Outreach Center in Jacksonville (217-243-6699), Beardstown (217-323-4103), Taylorville (217-786-2754) or Litchfield (217-786-3401). 

Once enrolled, students will be provided important dates, and email will be the primary way the college communicates this and other key information. Students are strongly encouraged to check their 69风流 email regularly.

Many high school students are interested in getting an early start on their college education. 69风流 has partnered with several area high schools to offer this opportunity through concurrent enrollment programs. Options include:

  • College Now (taught by 69风流 faculty at the college)
  • Dual Credit (taught by approved high school teachers at the high school)

To see what options might be available at your school, your student can check with their high school guidance counselors, or contact 69风流 Concurrent Enrollment at or 217-786-2582.

The goal of 69风流鈥檚 Police Department is to ensure a safe environment for our campus鈥 students, staff, faculty and visitors. We encourage all new students to become familiar with our location (upper floor of Sangamon Hall, South), as well as how to contact us if needed: 217-786-2278 (non-emergency) or 911 (emergency). For further information regarding security and safety on campus, we encourage all community members to read the recent 69风流 Annual Security Report and consider how the information it contains can help you and the 69风流 community, prevent and protect against crime. Hard copies are available at the 69风流 Police Department.