Parents & Family

You’re playing an important role in helping your student prepare and plan for college, which is an exciting milestone. It’s also a time of transition as students are finding their places in the world. We invite you to learn more about ñ's many educational programs, student services and cost savings through our website. We're here to help your family open and walk through doors of opportunity.

We invite you and your student to visit our Springfield campus or one of our Outreach Centers, either in person or virtually. It can be useful in helping you determine if ñ is right for your student.

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Knowing the steps to take begins with your student identifying their educational journey and program of interest.

If your student is interested in receiving financial aid, file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at . Use the ñ school code 007170. Typically, on Oct. 1 each year, the FAFSA becomes available for the next (summer-fall-spring) school year. For the 2024-25 academic year, it is scheduled to be available in December 2023. Have questions? Visit ñ Financial Aid or contact us at or 217-786-2237.

The scholarship application process is open online fromNo. 15-Feb. 15 for the following academic school year. (Example: Application submittedNov. 15, 2023-Feb. 15, 2024 would be eligible for 2024-2025 scholarships.)

Only one application form is needed to apply for all scholarships. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible. Visit for more information.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Once a student turns 18 or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, these rights transfer from the parents to the student. Forms to withhold or allow specific release of information may be obtained from ñ Admissionand Records. Note: This form must be filled out by the student in front of an ñ employee or staff member.

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Once new students have applied, attended New Student Orientation and met with their student success coach, they can register by phone or online by. Students are encouraged to contact theirsuccess coachto discuss course options.

Students may call the Springfield campus (217-786-2292), text217-387-8585, or call an ñ Outreach Center in Jacksonville (217-243-6699), Beardstown (217-323-4103), Taylorville (217-786-2754) or Litchfield (217-786-3401).

Once enrolled, students will be provided important dates, and email will be the primary way the college communicates this and other key information. Students are strongly encouraged to check their ñ email regularly.

Many high school students are interested in getting an early start on their college education. ñ has partnered with several area high schools to offer this opportunity through concurrent enrollment programs. Options include:

  • College Now (taught by ñ faculty at the college)
  • Dual Credit (taught by approved high school teachers at the high school)

To see what options might be available at your school, your student can check with their high school guidance counselors, or contact ñ Concurrent Enrollment at lynn.gerton@llcc.eduor217-786-2582.

The goal of ñ’s Police Department is to ensure a safe environment for our campus’ students, staff, faculty and visitors. We encourage all new students to become familiar with our location (upper floor of Sangamon Hall, South), as well as how to contact us if needed: 217-786-2278 (non-emergency) or 911 (emergency). For further information regarding security and safety on campus, we encourage all community members to read the recent ñ Annual Security Reportand consider how the information it contains can help you and the ñ community, prevent and protect against crime. Hard copies are available at the ñ Police Department.