Attending Lone Star College is an affordable option for most students. LSC 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!
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 Board of Trustees. Dual credit courses taught off-site will not be assessed a lab fee. Textbooks and lab fees vary by program.
1 In-District: Applies to all students enrolled in credit classes: Includes tuition at the rate of $44 per credit hour, a $11 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. 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 Out-of-district: 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 $95 per credit hour
3 Out-of-state/International: 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 $130 per credit hour.
Payment plan late fee (per past due payment occurrence)
Repeat course fee* (per credit hour)
Returned check fee (per check)
Textbooks (new, used, or rental)
Varies by course
Specialty fees: liability insurance, uniforms,
Specialty fees: Portfolio evaluations
*Most courses repeated 3 or more times will be assessed an additional fee per credit hour.
Differential Tuition by Program (per credit hour)
Architecture and Precision Production Trades
Biology, Physical Sciences and Science Technology
Business Management, Marketing, and
Computer and Information Sciences
Consumer and Homemaking Education
English Language, Literature, Philosophy,
Humanities, and Interdisciplinary
Health Occupations: Dental Asst., Medical Lab, and Assoc.Degree Nursing
Health Occupations-Dental Hygiene
Health Occupations-Respiratory Therapy
Health Occupations-Vocational Nursing
Mechanics and Repairers-Automotive
Mechanics and Repairers-Diesel, Aviation Mech.,
and Transport Workers
Mechanics and Repairers-Electronics
Physical Education and Fitness
Protective Services and Public Administration
Psychology, Social Services, and History
Visual and Performing Arts
Private Music Instruction
Applied Music (MUAP) Fees per Semester:
One 1/2 hour lesson per week - $90/semester
Two 1/2 hour lessons per week - $165/semester
CHI and Massage Therapy Programs
Lone Star College currently includes the price of required books and supplies in its Tuition and Fee charges for CHI and Massage Programs. LSC provides required books and supplies below the competitive market rate and negotiates prices in the studentsí best financial interest. Per law, LSC is providing students with the ability to opt-out of the way LSC purchases books and supplies, and allows students opting-out to purchase books and supplies themselves.
Students who choose to opt-out and purchase books and supplies themselves, will have their tuition reduced. Tuition will not be reduced by the amount the student purchased the books and supplies for on their own, but by the amount LSC has paid for the books and supplies. Tuition will be reduced after submitting the opt-out form to the North Harris Business Office in which a credit will be applied to the studentís account. The opt-out form will remain in effect for the entire length of the program. All forms must be turned in to the North Harris Business Office three weeks prior to classes starting.
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.
Collection Agency Fees
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 agency fees, not to exceed 30% of an account balance, may be added to the original debt. The student must pay these costs, as well as applicable interest, litigation costs or attorney 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.