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FAFSA - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois Financial Aid and Veterans Services



What is FAFSA?

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and allows Lake Land College to determine what financial aid is available to you.

Why should I complete the FAFSA?

The FAFSA is required to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. This includes grants, student loans, work study, and many scholarships.

When should I complete the FAFSA?

The earlier you apply, the smoother the process will be. By getting a head start on the application process, you can get priority funding and make better decisions on how to plan for your education.

Applications are available for the Fall semester beginning on January 1. For priority consideration at Lake Land College, your FAFSA must be submitted by the dates below.

Semester Deadline
Fall May 1
Spring Only October 1
Summer Only March 1

How do I apply?

The FAFSA application is available online at Follow the instructions carefully. Be sure to include Lake Land College's school code on your application

FAFSA School Code: 007644

What happens next?

You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) within 2-3 weeks. Lake Land College will receive your FAFSA information electronically. If we need additional information, we will send you a request for information. Once the review is complete, we will send you a letter indicating the programs and award amounts for which you qualify.

What if I need help?

Workshops are available for students, potential students and parents to help you complete the FAFSA.

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2016-17 FAFSA Available January 1

Submit your 2016-17 FAFSA at on or soon after January 1 in order to maximize financial aid eligibility for 2016-17 school year, which begins with the Fall 2016 term.

Financial Aid in the Laker Hub

You can now check the status of your FAFSA application and documents in the Laker Hub. Simply log in, and click on "Status and Documents" from the Financial Aid menu. Awards can also be viewed there.

Check Your Laker Mail!

Important financial aid updates and information is being sent to your Laker Mail. Be sure to check it regularly!

Get Your Refund Faster!

Sign up for Direct Deposit! Log in to the Laker Hub, click on Student Refunds-Bank Info under the Financial Information menu, and enter your info.

Important Dates

8/25/15 - Fall Semester Begins

9/18/15 - Pell Refunds of Credit Issued

10/2/15 - Loan Refunds of Credit Issued

10/20/15 - Fall Bills Due in Full

12/4/15 - Final Day to Request Fall Loan

12/14/15 - Fall Semester Ends

1/1/16 - 2016-17 FAFSA Available

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