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LLCC offering free summer classes and programs; freezing tuition

Press contact: Lynn Whalen

SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College has announced three free summer programs to prepare students for college and career training, along with a tuition freeze for the upcoming academic year. 

3 for Free! New college students can choose a free, three-credit class to take this summer. Also eligible are former LLCC students who did not complete a degree or certificate. Free books, supplies and tutoring will be provided. 3 for Free is limited to 150 students, with a percentage of spots reserved for low-income, first-generation and minority students.

Summer Boost, offered June 12-29, will help students gain confidence and get ready to start college in the fall. Participants can choose any combination of sessions to prepare them for college-level courses. Lunch, attendance incentives and mentoring are also included.  

Career Exploration, June 19-July 24, allows adults with or without a high school diploma to learn about career fields and get ready to enter a workforce training program. Participants will attend workshops three days a week with guest speakers and tours of workforce training labs. 

More information and registration for these programs are available at

In addition, the LLCC Board of Trustees recently voted to keep general tuition costs stable for the coming year. Standard, in-district tuition is $137 per credit hour.