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Rights and Responsibilities- Student Financial Aid - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois Financial Aid and Veterans Services

Rights and Responsibilities

You have the responsibility to:

  • Apply for financial aid annually and prior to May 1 preceeding the fall semester you will be attending;
  • Read, understand and retain copies of all information and/or forms that are sent to you or that you must sign;
  • Submit all forms required to complete the application process;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress; and
  • Keep your address current with Lake Land College’s Admissions and Records Office.

You have the right to:

  • Be advised of what financial aid programs are available and how to apply for them;
  • Be advised of requirements in the case of withdrawal, refunds and repayments of financial aid;
  • Have all financial aid application information treated with the highest professional confidentiality;
  • Be advised of procedures and deadlines for submitting application(s) for financial aid;
  • Be advised of how and when financial aid funds are distributed; and
  • Request a review of your financial aid package if family and/or financial circumstances have changed.

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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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