Lake Land College is more than just one of the most affordable higher education options for you. It’s the place where you can earn a college degree that will benefit you for the rest of your life. As a Lake Land College graduate, you can expect to see a 20 percent return on your investment according to a recent study conducted in partnership with the Illinois Community College Board.
Textbook Rental saves you up to $1,700 a year. Textbook costs are rarely factored into cost estimates at universities and colleges.
* Based on two semesters of 15 hours each
Tuition for credit courses is based on your legal place of residence. You are considered in-district if you live in Lake Land College District #517.
Lake Land College’s tuition and fees are based on the number of credit hours a student takes. To calculate a total cost, multiply the “Total Per Credit Hour” by the number of credit hours. For example, a student taking a 3-hour class would follow this formula to generate the cost of the class:
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You will pay this fee for the use of the Student Fitness Center if you are taking classes on campus, online or at the Kluthe Center.
Student Activity Fee
This fee funds free weekly entertainment activities and much more throughout the year. You will pay this fee if you are taking classes on campus, online or at the Kluthe Center.
This fee covers a variety of services available to students including Textbook Rental, which covers the purchase of textbooks for, and management of, the textbook library service.
Lake Land College bills are posted in your Laker Hub on July 1 for the fall semester and following registration for the spring and summer terms. You may pay tuition and fees in cash, by check or bank card online or at the Accounting Office in the Luther Student Center. The College accepts VISA and MasterCard for tuition and fees payment. Tuition and fees are due in full by the published due date.
Students can provide access to their bills to a parents, guardian or significant other via the Parent Portal. The sign-up process begins in the Laker Hub. Once a student provides access, the parent can view the total due and make a payment.
You may also sign up for the Nelnet payment plan which spreads your payments out over the course of the semester. Learn More Here
The Lake Land Board of Trustees provides a special tuition rate for Indiana residents of Vigo, Clay, and parts of Parke and Vermilion Counties. Contact the Admissions and Records Office for more information.
District 517 residents age 65 and older who have filed the Senior Citizens Trustees Tuition Waiver form in the Accounting Office will be able to enroll in regularly scheduled credit bearing classes provided that classroom space exists and tuition paying students enrolled constitute the minimum number required for the course.The classes will be offered with no charge for tuition. The waiver does not apply to non-credit or contract classes.
The Senior Citizens Trustees Tuition Waiver form must be completed prior to enrolling each semester or term. Forms are available in the offices of Financial Aid and Accounting, or you can click here to download it in Adobe Acrobat format.
Refunds – Including Financial Aid
Refunds are authorized when you properly drop a course. (Refer to Dropping Courses section.) Approved refunds are issued approximately four to six weeks after the start of classes and mailed to your address on file or DIRECT DEPOSIT? After the initial disbursement, the Accounting Office will issue refunds bi-weekly.
Tuition and fee charges will be refunded 100 percent under the following conditions.
No refund/repayment will be authorized for withdrawals or changes made after the respective drop period.
Additionally, no refund/repayment will be issued if:
If you are receiving Financial Aid, you should review the refund/repayment policy in the Student Financial Assistance found at ….?????
No refund will be authorized for withdrawals or changes made after the drop period
Establishing In District Residency
To be classified as a resident of District 517, you must have occupied a dwelling in the community college district for 30 days immediately prior to the date established to begin classes at Lake Land College. If you fail to meet the 30 day district residency requirement, you may not meet that requirement by attending classes at the college for 30 days or more.
Tuition Classification of Residency
Any change of tuition classification of residency for students currently enrolled shall be determined by the Dean of Admission Services. Persons responsible for making tuition classification determinations are authorized to require such certificates, affidavits, documents, or other evidence as they deem necessary. In all cases, the burden of proof shall be upon the student making a claim to resident student status.
If you provide false information or refuse or conceal information for the purpose of achieving resident status, or fail to notify the Dean of Admission Services of a change of facts which might effect reclassification from resident to non-resident status, you shall be required to pay retroactively any tuition which would normally have been charged and shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, including, but not necessarily limited to, dismissal from the College.
Changes from Non-resident to Resident Status
It is your responsibility to apply to the Dean of Admission Services for reclassification to resident status if you believe that changes in facts justify such a reclassification. The College will not assume responsibility for initiating such an inquiry independently. You may submit such an application in writing on a form approved by the Dean of Admission Services at any time after the appropriate domiciliary requirements have been met, but no later than 30 days after the day on which classes begin for the session for which reclassification is requested.
Changes from Resident to Non-resident Status
If you are classified as a resident, either you or the College may initiate a reclassification inquiry, based on changes in facts which would justify such an inquiry. If you are an un-emancipated student whose parents or legal guardian leave the district and establish domicile outside the district, you shall be reclassified to non-resident status, effective with the beginning of the next academic session following said change.