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

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Veteran Programs

The Financial Aid Office will provide assistance and enrollment certification for veterans who wish to use their benefits at Lake Land College.

What programs area available at LLC?

Programs include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30)
  • Post 9/11 Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1606)
  • REAP – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)


How do I apply?

  • Applicants must complete the necessary VA forms available at the Financial Aid Office.
  • Proof of your military service record and official transcripts for all previous college work must be submitted.
  • Proof of birth, marriage and divorce certificates is required for certain veteran programs.

Where can I find help?

Contact Danielle Downs in the Financial Aid and Veteran Services Office at (217) 234-5255 or


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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

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IRS Data Retrieval Tool
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