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Get more out from your scholarship with Lake Land College

It’s that time of year when a lot of community organizations are announcing scholarship winners for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic school year. That means it’s also time to really evaluate how to spend your scholarship money to ensure you get the most out of your hard earned cash. 

At Lake Land College, tuition for an entire academic year is $3,234, nearly one-fourth of the cost of four-year universities in Illinois. 

Here’s how to figure your tuition cost at Lake Land College: 

One Credit Hour = $107.80

One class is generally three credit hours: 3 x $107.80 = $323.40

A full load of classes per semester, approximately five, three-hour classes, or 15 hours total: 15 x $107.80 = $1,617.

Multiply this by two semesters, which makes up an entire academic year, totaling $3,234. 

Does this number seem unreachable? With a total tuition cost of $3,234 the average student, working a part-time job that pays $8.50 an hour can pay for college by working only 4.5 hours a day for 90 days. Or think of it as working half a day for three months, a great way to spend your summer break. 

Lake Land is also one of the few institutions that offers a textbook rental system, which saves most students about $1,200 a year on textbooks.

The Lake Land College Foundation also provides scholarships to qualifying students and it’s not too late to submit your application to the Foundation. For more information on completing your scholarship application, visit: http://lakeland.cc.il.us/dv/fd/scholarships.cfm. 

Before applying for a scholarship through the Foundation, students are strongly encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal/Student Aid (FAFSA). For help on this process, contact the office of Financial Aid for the FAFSA packet at financialaid@lakelandcollege.edu or (217) 234-5231.



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Jennifer Forneris
Media Specialist
217-234-5408
jforneris@lakeland.cc.il.us
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Kelly Allee
Director of Communications and Creative Services
217-234-5215
kallee@lakeland.cc.il.us
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Paula Rosine
Graphic Designer
217-234-5265
prosine@lakeland.cc.il.us
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Megan Nelson
Assistant to the Director of Communications and Creative Services
217-234-5233
mnelson@lakeland.cc.il.us
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Jenny Osborn
Graphic Specialist
217-234-5233
jkovacik@lakeland.cc.il.us
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News Releases

08/04/15
Deadline for Lake Land College’s Belize trip fast approaching, informational meeting planned

08/04/15
Lake Land College to offer free English Language Acquisition class in Effingham

08/06/15
Lake Land College welcomes 40 new practical nurses to the field

08/10/15
Receive senior citizen tuition waiver at Lake Land College

08/11/15
Lake Land College honors Dr. George Mitchell with Clem G. Phipps Exemplary Trustee Award

08/11/15
Lake Land College offers a variety of community courses this August

08/11/15
Fall classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 25, but it’s not too late to register at Lake Land College!

08/24/15
Lake Land College offers a variety of community courses this September

08/24/15
Shimkus announces $1.15 million TRiO award for Lake Land College

08/25/15
Students debut human and computer interaction projects in Lake Land College’s new Innovation Lab and Maker Space

08/31/15
Prospective students invited to Laker Visit Day

08/31/15
Lake Land College to host Mobile Veterans Center

09/03/15
Lake Land College Community Choir begins rehearsals this month


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