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


What is a scholarship?

Scholarships provide money for college that does not have to be repaid.

What types of scholarships are available?

Lake Land College Foundation

Each year the Lake Land College Foundation awards scholarships to more than 500 recipients.  Awards range from $100 to $2,000 per year.  All current students and students planning to attend Lake Land College are encouraged to apply.  Applications are due by March 1 of each year.  Visit the Lake Land College scholarship page for more details.

Private Scholarships

Many community organizations, banks, credit unions, clubs, fraternal orders, businesses, and employers sponsor a variety of private scholarships.  Students are encouraged to contact these organizations about scholarship opportunities.  High school guidance offices are an excellent resource for scholarship listings, searches, and assistance.  Many private scholarships are awarded well before the Fall semester begins, so students should start the search and application process early and pay close attention to deadlines.

Where do I search for scholarships?

Avoid scholarship searches that charge a fee.  Instead, try these FREE online scholarship searches:


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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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