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Paying for College

Tuition & Fees

FALL 2018

(Based on 12 hours/semester)

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.

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.

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The LSC Promise will cover tuition and mandatory fees for students that have financial need after all grant and scholarship awards have been spent. Apply by June 15th.

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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.

Spring 2019
Payment Due Date - January 5th
May-Mini 2019 
Payment Due Date - May 3rd
Summer 2019
Payment Due Date - May 24th
Fall 2019
Payment Due Date - August 17th
Winter Mini 2019
Payment Due Date - December 6th

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

Financial Aid

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


Complete a FAFSA (LSCS school code: 011145)

Required Documents

If requested, provide any additional documentation.

Get Accepted

Review/accept financial aid award(s).

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

Have a question, contact the Financial Aid Contact Center (FACC):

FACC@lonestar.edu or call us at 281.290.2700

Mon-Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat - Sun: Closed


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

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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