This information is intended to provide a comprehensive list of resources that are available to assist students complete their academic, career and personal goals. All services are FREE to currently enrolled students. Follow the links below to resources on a specific topic:
Academic advisors are available to provide a variety of services to assist with academic and career planning, including: identification of appropriate major/program of study, development of education plans, career exploration, transfer planning, graduation, and referrals of campus and community services. Advisors are available for students in the following categories: general, transfer, Veterans, DSO, and F-1 International, and workforce.
Academic counseling can help students figure out what may be hindering their academic progress and guide them in making choices to address the situation. Services offered by the counseling department include: study skills (identifying learning styles), test taking strategies, time management and goal setting.
Students who want to improve their learning skills, need academic support, or want to participate in an engaging learning environment can go to the Academic Success Center (ASC) located on the second floor of the library. The ASC provides computers, study areas, and tutoring in accounting, credit and transitional math, science, languages, and writing for any subject. The ASC also offers Student Success Seminars and other learning activities and support services. Students at LSC-Fairbanks Center and LSC-Cypress Centers can go to the Learning Commons located at either center for the same support.
Book advances are available for both on-campus and off-campus purchases for students who have been awarded and accepted, financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, or loans for the term for which books are being purchased. The student must have a final class schedule, and specific guidelines that must be followed
The Career Closet was established to provide support for students who have a scheduled job interview, but have nothing appropriate to wear and are unable to purchase the needed items. The closet is set up to feel like a boutique, with men’s and women’s clothing in all sizes, shoes, ties, jewelry, and other accessories. Our purpose is to make you feel more confident and comfortable by dressing to impress, as if you already have the job! You are allowed to keep the outfit following your interview.
The Career Closet also accepts donations of clean, stylish, interview- appropriate clothing from students, staff, faculty, and the community.
For questions about The Career Closet @ The Empowerment Center, please email Pamelyn Reed or visit The Empowerment Center in CASA 121. If The Empowerment Center is not open, please contact Pamelyn Reed at 281.290.5255 to drop off your clothing donation.
Career Services is dedicated to helping students make informed decisions about career choices. Career Counselors are available to help with: exploring and planning a career path and other job placement related steps. Job Connection Days are offered through the counseling department and Career Services and are mini-job fairs for LSC student and community members to meet with area employers. Walk-in Wednesdays are held Wednesdays for students to speak with a career counselor about topics such as the following: choosing a major, occupational information, interviewing tips and online resources.
CyFair: Every Wednesday in CASA 101 from 10 am – 12 pm
Fairbanks Center: Once a month from 1pm-3pm (call for dates)
Cypress Center: Once a month from 10am-12pm (call for dates)
There are a number of open computer labs available for students to use.
Barker Cypress: Library, CASA 221, TECH 101
Cypress Center & Fairbanks Centers: Learning Commons
Counselors are available to meet with students to discuss issues that may be interfering with their educational goals. Coaching and life skills counseling include the following: self-esteem issues, anger management, stress, anxiety, depression, and crisis intervention.
The Emergency Financial Assistance Program is meant to provide temporary monetary relief to students who may be experiencing sudden, unexpected circumstances that could potentially interfere with his/her ability to continue classes. Awards are generally no more than $300, and are subject to availability of funds. The program is administered through the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Vice President for Student Success.
The Empowerment Center is a faculty-led initiative to resource the whole student. College is an exciting time. It can also be a very challenging time for students of all ages and from all backgrounds. Your Lone Star College-CyFair faculty have created The Empowerment Center for you. We recognize that not every student question or need can be addressed in the classroom.
If you have questions and don’t know where to get the answers, come visit us. The Empowerment Center oversees the Career Closet and the Food for Thought Food Pantry on campus.
The Enrollment Lab is a computer lab located on the first floor of the Center for Academic and Student Affairs (CASA) and is available to students who need assistance with various steps in the enrollment process. A staff member is present to help students with electronic and online forms such as: admissions application, financial aid, registration, bacterial meningitis documents. They will also provide instructions on how to register for classes, order a transcript, residency oath and more.
Phone: 281.290.3200 (Barker Cypress)
Financial Aid is funding available to students to assist with the completion of academic programs. This includes money opportunities from the following various sources: grants, scholarships, student loans, work-study programs, Veterans educational assistance, exemptions, waivers, prepaid tuition plans and book advances. Campus services provide several financial aid workshops to educate students on the available sources for funding, how to maintain financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process and several other financial aid related topics.
Pursue your goals towards a healthy and happy lifestyle by utilizing the LSC-CyFair Fitness Center with its state-of-the-art cardio and circuit training equipment. Free fitness classes are available such as, Cycling, NIA, and Zumba.
The Lone Star College-CyFair "Food for Thought" Food Pantry is open and ready to help those in need. The food pantry is located in CASA 121. You may contact the Food Pantry at CFFood@lonestar.edu or 281.482.1019.
LSC-CyFair and the Harris County Public Libraryhave a unique partnership that enhances services to students and community with current technology (over 300 computer stations) and many avenues for research, reference materials, expanded catalog items and much more.
The Math Center offers individualized help to students in transitional math. Students are able to work on their assignments during the regular hours of the Math Center. We have both professional and peer tutors for our students.
New Student Orientation is required for all first-time in college students. These programs include advising sessions and campus tours. New Student Orientations are free – however, students must register for orientation ahead of time. Please note that due to space restrictions, these programs are for new students only.
Student Success workshops are available to all students every day, 24 hours a day. These interactive, on-demand workshops, action plans and valuable resources are focused on students achieving their academic, personal and career goals. These 25+ online workshops cover 5 major areas, many of which are offered in Spanish: Academic & Career Exploration, Learning to Learn, Reading & Writing Strategies, Personal Management, and Online Learning.
An overload is defined as attempting more than 18 credit hours in the fall or spring terms. An overload during any term must be approved by the academic vice president or designee. A student may take only one course during the Mini-Mester.
Scholarships are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor of the award. Scholarships can be based on merit, need, demographics, or career focus.
Each year the Lone Star College Foundation announces a variety of endowed and special scholarships made possible by the generous support of many individuals, families, estates, businesses, corporations, and/or foundations. The student will need to login to myLonestar and complete the Scholarship Application.
The Science Center provides a quiet area in which you can study science subjects alone or in study groups. The Science Center offers tutoring in anatomy and physiology, biology, microbiology, physics, and chemistry. Our professional and peer tutors will help you with assignments related to your coursework. As well as Internet access, the Lab has microscope slides, rocks, and laboratory models of bones, muscles, brain, eye, ear and skin. The LSC-Fairbanks Center and LSC-Cypress Center offer the same assistance in the tutoring room at both centers.
Student Life provides many choices and opportunities to enrich the academic experience. The Student Government Association represents the students’ voice. Clubs and organizations provide ways to explore special interests. Academic organizations develop deeper understanding of certain academic programs. Getting involved is a great way to have fun, build up your resume/transcript, and meet others outside of the classroom.
Student Success Boot Camps are comprised of 4 seminars lasting 60 minutes each and offering students opportunities to augment their study skills, improve time budgeting between class, job and family, how to manage the stress of finals and more. All seminars take place on the Barker Cypress Campus. Attendance is limited and is on a first-come basis. All sessions can be scheduled by appointment on an individual or class basis. Visit the Academic Success Center for more information.
The Student Success Institute is a system-wide program that has YOU and your success at the center of it! As a part of the Student Success Institute (SSI), you will receive a faculty/staff mentor who is invested in YOUR success – whether that is to transfer to a 4 year, get your Associate’s or get your certificate, your MENTOR is assisting you navigate this thing called college! Think of them as a big sis or big bro! You’ll also be involved in social and leadership development activities that will strengthen your resume and prepare you for life. There will also be opportunities to travel to other campuses, participate in leadership activities and MORE!
Disability Services provides equal access to educational programs, activities, and facilities for students with disabilities. Disability Services assists current and future students by determining and recommending appropriate academic support services. Disabilities Services are provided through the Counseling department. Students should register with Disability Services as early as possible each semester to help ensure that all accommodations are in place by the beginning of the semester.
The Assessment Center provides a variety of testing services for faculty, students and the community. Exams offered include: Challenge Exams, Classroom, LSC Online, Pearson VUE, GED, Placement and Entrance Exams.
Instructional materials are available in the library, at the circulation desk, for students to check out. These materials and text books are set aside by faculty members to be used by their entire class. These same materials can be accessed in the Learning Commons at both LSC-Fairbanks Center and LSC-Cypress Center.
Students interested in transferring to a four-year college can meet with a transfer advisor to ensure a smooth transition from LSC-CyFair to the four-year college. Additionally, representatives from several four-year colleges are frequently on campus to meet with future transfer students.
The LSC-CyFair Tutoring Program cultivates life-long learning in a positive and caring atmosphere; supports classroom instruction and overall student success and challenges and motivates individuals as they strive for and attain personal and academic growth.
The Tutoring Program is part of our Academic Success Center (Learning Commons). All tutoring services at LSC-CyFair are absolutely FREE! Appointments can be made but services are also available on a drop-in basis.
New on campus, need general information about the college or want to know where something or someone is located? Stop by the Welcome Center. Our staff will be happy to help answer students’ or community members’ questions.
The Writing Center (CFWC) offers drop-in and appointment based collaborative tutoring for reading, history, government, psychology, English, and writing. The CFWC also offers online writing tutoring for students with busy schedules. Feel free to call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.