Financial Aid

What is financial aid?

Financial aid comes from government and private sources, such as the CLC Foundation. It’s awarded as work opportunities and loans you must repay, as well as scholarships and grants gifted to you with no obligation to repay.

You can use your financial funds to pay for most college expenses, including:

  • tuition and fees
  • room and board
  • books and supplies
  • personal expenses (e.g., food and housing)
  • transportation

Your aid package is based on need or other factors like academic achievement, athletic ability, artistic talent or ethnic background. Students of all ages qualify for financial aid. CLC’s Financial Aid Office can assist you with the online application.

CLC’s Federal School Code for FAFSA is 007694

Financial aid questions?

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: (847) 543-2062

  • Summer Hours

    College offices are closed on Fridays and weekends June 3 through July 28, 2024. Please call or email us for questions.

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