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 www.llcc.edu/free-summer-programs.
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.