JWCC College for Life Program to Make Classes More Financially Accessible

Families with students considering John Wood Community College’s College for Life (CFL) program that serves students with developmental and intellectual disabilities never thought college could be a possibility.  As a result, they didn’t plan for it financially.  

To help make college more financially accessible, JWCC is launching a special “We Want You 2!” registration initiative to help more students enter the CFL program for the 2019 fall semester.

Students who enroll in two CFL classes for the 2019 fall semester may receive their third class, Self-Advocacy, for free. CFL students are required to take three classes each semester. Cost for each class is $250. The free class offer is only available for a limited time. 

“The idea behind, “We Want You 2!” is to let families and students know that education after high school is for them, too,” Michele Westmaas, JWCC College for Life coordinator shared.  “Some families think their student’s disability might prevent them from joining the program, or that they can’t afford the classes, so this is one way we are showing them that we can make college accessible for them.”

JWCC’s College for Life program offers students with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to go to college and enroll in non-credit courses. For more information on this special registration or on the College for Life program, contact Michele, Westmaas, College for Life coordinator, at 217.641.4340, or email mwestmaas@jwcc.edu or visit www.jwcc.edu/collegeforlife.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.