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Heartland Community College

Message from the Financial Aid Director

Attending college is a financial investment in you. I congratulate you for deciding to make that investment. If you want a sure bet for gaining an extra $300,000 to $1 million over your lifetime, forget the lottery. Instead, go to college and complete a certificate, an associate's degree and/or complete your bachelor's degree.

Over a lifetime, individuals who complete an associate's or bachelor's degree have higher earnings than a high school graduate. Unemployment rates decrease significantly for individuals with college degrees as well. Even though college costs may appear to be expensive, and the sacrifices may be great, the investment will pay for itself multiple times over in your lifetime earning power. Education does pay off.

The Financial Aid Office is here to assist you in every step of financing your education — from completing the necessary paperwork, to helping search for private scholarships, to assisting you in securing a part-time job while you are in school. Please do not hesitate to call or stop in the Financial Aid Office with any questions you have about funding your education. We are here for you.

Good luck, and again, congratulations on committing to the most important financial decision you might make in life.

Todd Burns
Director of Financial Aid

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office

Community Commons Building (CCB), Room 1106
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

Phone: 309-268-8020



To schedule an online or in -person appointment, please visit the Heartland Navigate tile found within your Student Center.

Walk-ins are available from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.