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Opportunity for Lake Land College students to qualify for financial assistance

Posted on July 17, 2017

Lake Land College students who are enrolled for fall 2017 in a Workforce Ready program may be eligible to receive additional financial assistance in addition to their Pell and MAP grants if their program is approved through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and they meet eligibility requirements for WIOA funding.

Students are encouraged to visit with a C.E.F.S. representative at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center on Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to see if they qualify.  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 financial aid, such as Pell and MAP grants, or scholarships a student may already be receiving.

Approved Workforce Ready programs are those that prepare a student for an immediate career upon graduation.  These programs include many certificate and degree programs at Lake Land College.  Some examples of programs are Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, CNA, Dental Hygiene, and many more.  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 private, brief meeting to determine eligibility and verify the student is enrolled in a WIOA approved program.

Lake Land students who are unable to attend this day can contact the Effingham C.E.F.S. office at 217-342-4382 (use extensions 226, 227 or 228).  Students must be registered for the Fall Semester at Lake Land College to receive benefits before the semester begins on August 21.  Students who register after the semester begins will have to wait until the next semester to receive any benefits.

A Lake Land College academic counselor will also be on hand at the Kluthe Center during this same time to advise potential students who would like to register for fall.

Additional questions can be directed to Karen Kull, director of the Kluthe Center, at 217-540-3500.

The Lake Land College Kluthe Center is located at 1204 Network Centre Drive in Effingham.


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