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Heartland Community College

First Generation / Low Income

Project RISE is here to help you: Succeed in college, graduate from Heartland, and transfer to the four-year school of your choice.

Consider Applying

  • Do you plan to transfer to a four-year college?
  • Do you wish you had help figuring out college?
  • Are you interested in getting the most out of your education?
  • Are you a first-generation college student?
  • Are you eligible for financial aid?
  • Do you have a verifiable disability?
  • Do you struggle with math?
  • Do you want to meet other students?

Learn more about Project Rise

Additional Financial Assistance

You may be eligible for additional types of financial assistance, scholarships or other forms of aid.

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Financial Coaching

If you need help navigating your financial options, please contact a financial coach at or 309-268-8055.

Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services is available to anyone who feels they may need emotional support or may have any other concerns. Please contact Heartland's Counseling Center (SCB 2410) at or call (309) 268-8419.