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

How do I get started?

Students should apply for financial aid at least 8-10 weeks before the start of the semester.
Everyone, yes everyone, applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year.
Find out how to apply. The earlier you start, the easier it will be. Find out why.

What will it cost?

Lake Land College is a great value with the lowest tuition and fees in the area. Both direct and indirect costs are included in our estimated Cost of Attendance.
Our net price calculator tool provides a broad estimate of the net cost of attendance after grants and scholarships.

How do I know if I can get financial aid?

Read about financial aid eligibility requirements to see if you qualify to receive financial aid.

What kind of funding can I get?

What do I need to do to keep receiving financial aid?

Staying in good academic standing and maintaining “satisfactory academic progress” is important in keeping your financial aid.

Where can I get additional information?

Check out these online resources for important information on financial aid, college preparation, and planning.

What if I need help?

The Financial Aid Office is here to assist you.


What's the best way to contact the Financial Aid Office?

For the quickest and most complete response, e-mail us anytime at

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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

1/1/16 - 2016-17 FAFSA Available

1/11/16 - Spring Semester Begins

2/5/16 - Pell Refunds of Credit Issued

2/19/16 - Loan Refunds of Credit Issued

3/4/16 - Spring Bills Due in Full

4/29/16 - Final Day to Request Spring Loan

5/9/16 - Spring Semester Ends

Financial Aid Nights
FAFSA Completion Events
FAFSA Overview
FAFSA Tutorial
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
Introduction to Financial Aid

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