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

Work Study

What is federal work study (FWS)?

The Federal Work Study program is a need-based program that provides opportunities for eligible students to earn part-time wages through on-campus employment. Earnings can be used to help pay for the student’s cost of attendance at Lake Land College.

How do I apply?

Students indicate interest in the Federal Work Study Program when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If eligible, you will receive an award letter with a Federal Work Study award indicated. You must "Apply for Work Study" through your LLC Hub/IRIS account. You will find the application under the Financial Aid menu.

How am I placed in a Work Study position?

Your application will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office and forwarded to the appropriate department supervisor for review based on the work study job(s) you indicate interest in on the application. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a department supervisor.

How much will I work?

Work Study students normally work between 10-12 hours per week in various departments. Generally, a student will work in between classes if there is a lengthy break or on days when they do not have class. There are no weekend hours and usually no evening hours.

How much will I earn?

A standard Work Study award is $2400. This is the maximum amount that may be earned by the student during the academic year. This amount is subject to change or be revoked if at any time the student receives any additional resources (scholarships, third party awards, etc.) which would cause them to become over awarded with financial aid.

What is the hourly wage?

Students are paid the minimum wage rate which is $8.25 per hour.




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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.

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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.

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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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