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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Spring 2021 courses at Columbia College Lake County are now virtual, with the exception of MATH 250. Staff members are working remotely and available at (847) 336-6333 or

Lake County/NS Great Lakes

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Next session begins: June 28

Class sessions last eight weeks and six sessions are available each year.

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Fit your degree around your life with in-class and online courses. Class sessions last eight weeks and six sessions are available each year.

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Next session begins June 28

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Undergraduate tuition is about half the national average for 4 year private schools. And financial aid may be available to help you pay for college.

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Undergraduate classes are $375 per credit hour


Military undergraduate classes are $250 per credit hour

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Complete the application and arrange for your high school or college transcripts (if applicable) to be sent to the Office of the Registrar at 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216.

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Authenticate your identity at the learning venue office or online with your webcam.

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Apply for financial aid

Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with school code 002456.

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1225 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 560
Gurnee, IL 60031
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Phone: (847) 336-6333
Fax: (847) 336-6466

Office hours

Mon - Thur 9 am - 6:30 pm
Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Naval Station Great Lakes,
BLDG #617 Office #221.

Office hours: M - TH, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on days classes are held;
M - TH, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM on days classes are not held;
Friday - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Learn more


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