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Lake County tuition waiver approved at South Suburan College board meeting

2014-01-20T00:00:00Z 2014-02-19T18:03:11Z Lake County tuition waiver approved at South Suburan College board meetingPatrick Rush Times Columnist
January 20, 2014 12:00 am  • 

The South Suburban College board of trustees approved a new tuition waiver designed for high school students from Lake County, Ind., at their monthly meeting in January.

The Lake County High School Tuition Waiver is a 50 percent reduction in tuition for one course for all high school seniors who live in Lake County or attend a high school in Lake County. The course can be taken during their senior year, or in the summer before or after their senior year. (Some course restrictions apply.)

The Lake County High School Tuition Waiver is just another step in SSC’s ongoing outreach to make college affordable for its Indiana neighbors. The college also offers a special Lake County Tuition Rate which is less than half of the Out of District Rate and approximately 40 percent of the Out of State Rate. SSC College District 510 extends all the way to the state line, and the college’s Main Campus is less than 10 miles away from most parts of Lake County.

“We are committed to keeping the cost of college affordable for all who can benefit from South Suburban College programs and services,” said Don Manning, SSC president. “Providing these incentives and exposing more students to all that we offer will ultimately help our college to grow, expand our programs and keep our rates low, which will in turn benefit our In-District students as well.”

In other board business, SSC Treasurer Tim Pollert presented the trustees with the Certificate of Excellence Award for financial reporting from the Association of School Business Officials for the college’s “preparation and issuance of a school system comprehensive annual report” for Fiscal Year 2012. This award represents the 23rd consecutive year SSC has received the distinction for financial reporting.

“This award is a reflection of our efforts to be fiscally responsible for the benefit of our students and taxpayers,” said Frank M. Zuccarelli, chairman of the board and Thornton Township supervisor. “It has never been more important to be conscientious of our accounting and reporting than now.”

The Certificate of Excellence award is one of the highest recognitions a college can receive for their audited financial statements, confirming the school’s commitment to financial accountability and transparency. The association, founded in 1910, is a professional group of more than 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

Lastly, Zuccarelli officially presented SSC’s 2013 Volleyball Team with their regional championship trophy. The Lady Bulldogs advanced all the way to the national tournament in Toledo, Ohio, where they finished 13th in the nation.  Head coach Larry Babcock was named Region IV District B Coach of the Year and Melva Smith (Thornwood High School), Julia Novotny (Illiana Christian High School), and Robin Osmolski (Peotone High School) made the All-Region Team. Melva Smith was also recently named to the NJCAA All-American 2nd Team.

For more information about South Suburban College, visit For enrollment information or to schedule a tour, contact Admissions at (708) 210-5718.

The opinions are solely those of the writer. Patrick Rush is director of Public Relations, Publications & Foundation at South Suburban College. He can be reached at

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