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.
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.
*Based on two semesters of 15 hours each
**Textbook rental saves you up to $1,400 a year. Textbook costs are rarely factored into cost estimates at universities and colleges.
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, an in-district resident taking a 3-hour class would follow this formula to generate the cost of the class: 3 X $133.00 = $399.00.
This fee covers a variety of services available to students including textbook rental, library services, registration, health services, extension center services, and computer network/technology services.
As part of the Service Fee, this fee allows students to utilize the Student Fitness Center at no additional cost.
This fee funds free weekly entertainment activities throughout the year, student clubs and organizations and much more. Students pay this fee for classes taken on campus, online or at the Kluthe Center.
Some courses require payment of a course fee. Course fee levels are listed below while specific course fee levels are listed with the course description.
Applied to courses using limited equipment and/or supplies with equipment not rapidly becoming obsolete.
Applied to most courses using computers or other highly specialized equipment in a rapidly changing technology and courses using large amounts of supplies.
Applied to courses requiring very expensive equipment or very high usage of supplies.
Applied to courses requiring very expensive equipment and very high usage of supplies, rental of facilities and equipment, great distances traveled to visit S.O.E. students, etc.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Current tuition and fee rates are published on this page.
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 in the Laker Hub, in the Laker Mobile app or at the Accounting Office in the Luther Student Center. The College accepts VISA, Discover and MasterCard (a 2.5% convenience fee is charged) 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, guardian or significant other 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.
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 or over who have enrolled in a class for credit will have their tuition costs waived, at the current tuition rate, for each credit hour enrolled through the college; however, senior citizens will be responsible for the payment of applicable fees.
Refunds, including financial aid, 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 or via 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:
No refund will be authorized for withdrawals or changes made after the drop period. If you are receiving financial aid, you should review the requirements for keeping your financial aid.
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.
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.
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.
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.