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Work and Learn Project- Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois
Work and Learn Project

The Work and Learn Program provides work experience and financial support for adults who are underemployed or unemployed to attend Lake Land College to earn a career Certificate or Associate in Applied Science Degree. To participate in the program, students must enroll in coursework full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester) and work approximately 10 hours per week (160 hours per semester) in a position designated as Work and Learn.

Participation in the program during summer term is optional and would require enrollment in at least 6 credit hours and a total of 80 hours of work during the summer term. As a participant, students will earn a full tuition waiver (valued at approximately $3,000 per year). Students are responsible for payment of fees and purchase of related materials - through Financial Aid or other means. Students may continue in the program until graduation or a maximum of two years. In order to continue, students will complete SFS 101 - Strategies for Success their first semester, participate in at least one Work and Learn activity each semester, successfully complete at least 12 credit hours each semester (6 hours in summer) with a 2.0 or higher grade point average and receive positive evaluations from their work site supervisors each semester.

To apply for the program, please download the “Work and Learn Complete Application” that is linked to on the right. Type directly into the document and save it to your computer. Reference forms are included in the application packet and an individual reference form can be downloaded using the second link on the right side of the page. Once the documents have been completed, you may print them out and submit to Jane Cox in the Luther Student Center or email the documents directly to Jane at jcox50040@lakeland.cc.il.us. If you have questions about the program or the application process or if you would like assistance in completing the application, please contact Jane at jcox50040@lakeland.cc.il.us or (217) 234-5473.

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