Paying for College

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For most students, figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree. Use our tips, tools, and guidelines to stay up to date on the best ways to achieve your academic goals.

Tuition & Fees

Attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Our tuition rates are based on residency and if you need help footing the bill, financial aid is available to most students.

Payment

Current students can make a payment or set up a payment plan on-line via myLoneStar. You can also pay at your campus business office window with cash, check, or debit card. See our payment guidelines for a full list of deadlines and payment options.

Financial Aid

There is a three step process that must be completed each academic year in order to receive financial aid:

  1. Complete a FAFSA (LSCS school code: 011145).
  2. If requested, provide any additional documentation.
  3. Review/accept financial aid award(s).

Financial aid packages may include more than one type of award:

Refunds

There are strict guidelines for receiving disbursements and refunds. Student financial aid accounts may be accessed via myLoneStar.

Tax Information

Each January, eligible students will be sent a 1098-T form. The 1098-T is a record of the information that Lone Star College has reported to the IRS on a student's behalf. The 1098-T form is provided as required by the IRS to eligible students in late January to help them determine if they qualify for an American Opportunity Tax Credit or a Lifetime Learning Credit.

General tax information for students and FAQs can be found here.

Net Price Calculator

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Our Net Price Calculator is a tool that students can use to estimate their "net price" of attending Lone Star College. Your "net price" of attending college is the total of your tuition, fees, books and supplies minus any scholarships and grants you might be eligible for.

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