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State Universities Transfer Day

IL state university reps will be on hand to answer questions, April 4

University representatives from across Illinois will be on hand to answer students' transfer and enrollment questions during the 2018 spring State University Transfer Day, set for Wednesday, April 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college's Student Union. 
  
Representatives from the following colleges will be attending the State University Transfer Day:
 
Chicago State University
Eastern Illinois University
Governors State University 
Illinois State University
Northeastern Illinois University 
Northern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Chicago 
University of Illinois Springfield
Western Illinois University
 
This free event is sponsored by Parkland College Counseling Services. For more information, contact the center at 217/351-2461. 

Register for Parkland College Summer Classes

Go ahead, get ahead this summer!

Move closer to an academic degree or certificate this summer! Open registration for Parkland College summer courses begins Monday, April 2; continuing students may register now. Timetables for summer and fall semesters are available at the campus and on the Web.
 
Want full college credit in just a few weeks? Three- to 12-week courses are available, with instruction start dates of May 21, June 18, and July 16. Get intensive college credits in a variety of subject areas, including accounting, computers, English, biology, chemistry, music, public speaking, automotive, math, Spanish, and much more. View pp. 1–3 of our Summer 2018 class schedule for a list of specific courses grouped by start and end date. 

Year-Round Pell Grants Available for Summer

Third disbursement may be available; contact Financial Aid office to apply

Parkland College students eligible for the Pell Grant may be able to receive a third disbursement of the award, based on a recent Department of Education announcement.

Students who already received a full Pell Grant during the fall and spring semesters may now qualify for "Year-round Pell" and thus receive a full Pell Grant during the summer semester as well, the DOE reported.

Year-round Pell allows students to receive up to 150 percent of a regular grant award over the course of the academic year, so that they can continue taking classes in the summer and finish their degrees faster than they would otherwise. With careful planning, Pell Grant recipients may take advantage of this new regulation to earn their degree faster.

According to the new regulation, any Pell Grant received over the summer will be included in determining the student's Pell Grant lifetime limit.

To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, a student:

• must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period
• must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) during the summer term
• must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress

Students who have been awarded Pell Grants for the 2017‐2018 academic year are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid office at 217/351-2222 or finaid@parkland.edu for assistance with summer 2018 financial planning.

Innovation Celebration to be held at Parkland

Outstanding residents, organizations, corporations to be honored at 13th annual event

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The 13th annual Innovation Celebration will be held Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Parkland College’s Student Union, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign.

The Innovation Celebration recognizes community individuals, organizations, and corporations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University of Illinois' economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in our community.

This event is not merely an award for accomplishment, but a benchmark of success for the nominees and those selected to receive this prestigious award. Innovation Celebration is hosted by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and community sponsors.

Learn more at http://innovationcelebration.com/.

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