All LSC facilities remain closed through April 30. Classes moving online resume April 13. Click here for course conversion information. Fall registration begins April 15. Additional student resources can be found at LoneStar.edu/Coronavirus.
**Important Update** Students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) before being eligible to apply for financial aid and other scholarships. Apply now at LoneStar.edu/CARESAct.
Lone Star College System Statement of Ethical Principles
Our financial aid staff will:
Be committed to removing financial barriers for those who wish to pursue postsecondary learning. Make every effort to assist students with financial need. Be aware of the issues affecting students and advocate their interests at the institutional, state, and federal levels. Support efforts to encourage students, as early as the elementary grades, to aspire to and plan for education beyond high school. Educate students and families through quality consumer information. Respect the dignity and protect the privacy of students, and ensure the confidentiality of student records and personal circumstances. Ensure equity by applying all need analysis formulas consistently across the institutions full population of student financial aid applicants. Provide services that do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age or economic status. Recognize the need for professional development and continuing education opportunities. Promote the free expression of ideas and opinions and foster respect for diverse viewpoints within the profession. Commit to the highest level of ethical behavior and refrain from conflict of interest or the perception thereof. Maintain the highest level of professionalism, reflecting a commitment to the goals of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Lone Star College System Code of Conduct
Our financial aid staff will:
Refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit. Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation or the best interests of the students and parents he or she serves. Ensure that the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain. Be objective in making decisions and advising his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid. Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or a governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity. Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.