Work and Learn Program

The Work and Learn Program provides work experience and financial support for adults who are underemployed or unemployed to attend Lake Land College to earn a career Certificate or Associate in Applied Science Degree. As a participant, students will earn a full tuition waiver (valued at approximately $3,000 per year). Students are responsible for payment of fees and purchase of related materials – through Financial Aid or other means.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Reside in the Lake Land College district
  • Be 24 years of age or older or have been designated as an independent student through the FAFSA process
  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in a Certificate or Associated in Applied Science program
  • Previously earned less than one year (30 credit hours) of college after high school or have not taken a college credit class for minimum of 5 years
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA each year

The Work and Learn Program is coordinated through Career Services and the Vice President of Student Services. The Federal Work Study Program is coordinated through the Financial Aid office. An eligible Work and Learn student may be a Work Study student if approved by their financial aid. Students sponsored by the Dislocated Worker Program are not eligible.

Continuation Requirements

  • Enroll full-time
  • Work approximately 10 hours per week (160 hours per semester) in a position designated as Work and Learn
  • Complete SFS 101 Strategies for Success first semester in the program
  • Participate in at least one Work and Learn activity each semester
  • Successfully complete at least 12 credit hours each semester (6 hours in summer) with a 2.0 or higher semester or cumulative grade point average
  • Receive positive evaluations from work site supervisor each semester

Students may continue in the program until graduation or a maximum of two years. Participation in the program during summer term is optional and would require enrollment in at least 6 credit hours and a total of 80 hours of work during the summer term.

To Apply

To apply for the program, download and complete the Work and Learn Application. You may submit your application to the Career Services office in the Luther Student Center. If you have questions about the program or the application process or if you would like assistance in completing the application, please contact Career Services.

Applications received will be reviewed by the work-site supervisors for the identified areas of interest and candidates will be invited for a campus interview and an opportunity to learn more about the Work and Learn Assignment. Candidates will then be selected for the Work and Learn positions.

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