Attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Our tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using the chart below. If you need help footing the bill, financial aid is available to most students. And so are payment plans!
|Resident of District1||Out-of-District
Note: Minimum tuition rates are set by the state legislature and are subject to change by legislative action. Student tuition and fees are subject to change by the Lone Star College System board of Trustees. Dual credit students receive a 100 percent discounted tuition rate, all other fees will be assessed at their regular rate. Textbooks and lab fees vary by program.
1, 2, & 3 Applies to all students enrolled in credit classes: Includes tuition at the rate of $40 per credit hour, a $7 per credit hour technology fee, a $2 per credit hour student activity fee, a $7 per credit hour general use fee, a non-refundable registration fee of $12, and an infrastructure fee of $20.
1 Applies to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are residents of Aldine, Conroe, Cypress-Fairbanks, Humble, Klein, Magnolia, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Tomball and Willis Independent School Districts.
2 Applies to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are residents of Texas but do not reside in the college district. Includes an additional out-of-district tuition fee of $70 per credit hour.
3 Applies to all other students. By legislative action, the tuition may not be less than $200 (minimum tuition). Includes an additional out-of-state tuition fee of $85 per credit hour.
|College||Tuition & Fees |
Based on 12 hours
|Lone Star College||$704|
|University of Texas-Austin||$4,719|
|Texas A&M University||$4,193|
|Texas Tech University||$3,742|
|University of Houston||$3,413|
|Sam Houston State||$2,852|
|Differential fee||Varies (see chart)|
|General use fee||$7|
(Per semester. fully online course loads do not require an infratructure fee.)
|Student activity fee||$ 2|
|Technology fee||$ 7|
|ACCUPLACER ASSET, & COMPASS assessment fee ($10 per section)||$29|
|Audit||Charges equal to credit enrollment|
|CLEP, Credit by Exam posting fee||None|
|Course/Competency Challenge Exam||$25|
|Exam proctoring fee||$25|
|International student insurance fee||See advisor|
|Lab fees||Varies by course|
|Liability insurance||Varies by program|
(per credit hour)
|Payment plan administration fee
|Payment plan late fee
(per past due payment occurrence)
(per semester, non-refundable)
|Repeat course fee*
(per credit hour)
|Returned check fee
|Textbooks (new, used, or rental)||Varies by course|
|Specialty fees: liability insurance, uniforms,
|Specialty fees: Portfolio evaluations||$60|
* Most courses repeated 3 or more times will be assessed an additional fee per credit hour.
|Architecture and Precision Production Trades||$12|
|Biology, Physical Sciences and Science Technology||$8|
|Business Management, Marketing, and
|Computer and Information Sciences||$10|
|Consumer and Homemaking Education||$8|
|English Language, Literature, Philosophy,
Humanities, and Interdisciplinary
|Health Occupations: Dental Asst., Medical Lab, and Assoc.Degree Nursing||$11|
|Health Occupations-Dental Hygiene||$12|
|Health Occupations-Respiratory Therapy||$11|
|Health Occupations-Vocational Nursing||$10|
|Mechanics and Repairers-Automotive||$10|
|Mechanics and Repairers-Diesel, Aviation Mech.,
and Transport Workers
|Mechanics and Repairers-Electronics||$9|
|Physical Education and Fitness||$9|
|Protective Services and Public Administration||$9|
|Visual and Performing Arts||$10|
Applied Music (MUAP) Fees per Semester:
One 1/2 hour lesson per week - $90/semester
Two 1/2 hour lessons per week - $165/semester
Payment plans must be obtained through myLoneStar and are available prior to the payment deadline for registration. Visit LoneStar.edu/payment-plan for information relating to the payment plan offered.
Students whose financial aid for the current semester exceeds the cost of their tuition and fees will not have to set up a payment plan. Their enrollment will be protected from cancellation. This holds true only when their financial aid is in an accepted status. Pending financial aid will not protect enrollment from cancellation, therefore you must make other financial arrangements to protect your enrollment. If you are unsure of the current status of your financial aid, then contact a representative from your financial aid office.
If financial obligations are not paid in full by their due dates, these debts may be referred to an outside collection agency and to the appropriate credit bureaus. Resulting collection costs may be added to the original debt and the student must pay these costs, as well as applicable interest and fees. Furthermore, all unpaid obligations will result in holds placed on student records affecting the issuance of diplomas and transcripts, and will prevent future registration activity.
If you have any questions regarding costs or payment, please contact a college business office.
For business office hours, contacts, and phone numbers, visit LSC Business & Bursar OfficesFinancial Aid Contact Center by visiting their website, or contact them: