Current Lake Land College students or new students who are going to enroll in the spring 2018 semester and are in a Workforce Ready program may be eligible to receive additional financial assistance. The assistance is available if their program is approved through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and they meet eligibility requirements for WIOA funding.
Students who did not qualify for fall funding, due to significant work hours in the summer, should reapply for spring funding.
A C.E.F.S. representative will be available to meet with students to determine if they qualify for financial assistance at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center, 1204 Network Centre Drive, Effingham, on:
- Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For both dates, Lake Land College academic counselors will be on site to assist any new or current students with registration or program questions.
Additional financial assistance may include tuition, fees and required items such as uniforms, tools, supplies, transportation and child care assistance. This assistance would be in addition to any scholarships or financial aid, such as Pell and MAP grants, that a student may already be receiving.
Students enrolled in AAS or certificate programs, such as Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Welding and Dental Hygiene, etc. are eligible for this assistance. The major must be approved by WIOA as an Occupational Skills Training program. C.E.F.S., the WIOA services provider, will meet with students in a brief private meeting to determine eligibility and verify the student is enrolled in a WIOA-approved program.
A Lake Land College financial aid advisor will also be available to answer questions about financial aid. Students will be able to find out if they are eligible for financial assistance through the Perkins Program or for free services through TRiO Student Support Services.
If Lake Land students are unable to attend either day, but would like more information, they may contact the Effingham C.E.F.S. office at 217-342-4382 and use extensions 226, 227 or 228. The sign-up process may take 2–4 weeks and must be completed before the spring semester begins for students to be eligible.
For more information, contact Karen Kull, director of the Kluthe Center, at 217-540-3500 or email@example.com.