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New Promise Program seeks applicants for Fall 2017

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jan 30, 2017

The CLC Promise Program, a new initiative to help eligible high school seniors afford college and graduate from CLC as close to debt-free as possible, will launch in Fall Semester 2017 and is seeking applicants from Lake County high school seniors.

The Promise Program covers the gap between federal and state financial aid and tuition and fees. It requires students to develop a two-year academic plan, create a career or transfer plan and participate in leadership and professional development activities. The preferred deadline to apply is Feb. 28 for Fall Semester 2017.

“The Promise Program is an exceptional learning experience for new CLC students coming directly from high school.  We are helping students with financial need achieve their college dreams,” said Eric Tammes, director of academic success.

CLC Promise banner 2To qualify, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid), have an Expected Family Contribution of $3,000 or less and have a high school GPA of 2.3 or higher,  meet certain math and reading/writing requirements, reside in the College of Lake County district and graduate from a district high school (including home-schooled students). For details, call (847) 543-2090 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/promise.

“The CLC Promise Program is enthusiastically supported by district superintendents from the Lake County High School Alliance,” said CLC President Jerry Weber. About 200 students will be eligible per year, and after the initial funding is depleted, private donations raised through the CLC Foundation will support the program.