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KCC, through a federal government program, will be offering free tuition or course materials for qualified students in the school’s manufacturing program beginning this fall.

KANKAKEE — A host of financial aid options will be available to benefit Kankakee Community College students in the fall thanks to federal COVID-19 relief funding and other federal grants.

One federal grant program in particular — a U.S. Department of Labor grant called “One Workforce” — promises to foot the bill for tuition and all associated costs over the next four years for qualifying students in the college’s manufacturing technology programs.

To qualify for this assistance, students have to reside in northeast Illinois or northwest Indiana, be 17 years of age or older and not currently in high school, and be unemployed or underemployed.


Stephanie Markham joined the Daily Journal in February 2020 as the education reporter. She focuses on school boards as well as happenings and trends in local schools. She earned her B.A. in journalism from Eastern Illinois University.

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