Students are responsible for paying charges by the payment due date. Students not paying by the due date may be dropped from their classes. Go to myLoneStar to make a payment or set up a payment plan. Please note the College only accepts payments for tuition and fees for the current academic terms for which charges can be assessed. Due to banking requirements, funds submitted in excess of outstanding balances may result in the payment being rejected and returned to the payer in its entirety. Excess payments over $1,000 of the student's tuition and fee balance may be rejected even if the funds are intended for books, supplies, or living expenses.
When there is activity on your student account that generates charges, you will receive an email notifying you to login to your myLoneStar student center to view and pay the amount due on your account.
Step 1: Complete the LSC Financial Responsibility Agreement.
When a student newly enrolls in a term, the following verbiage related to their financial responsibility will appear.
This Agreement serves as an understanding and acknowledgment, prior to completion of enrollment, of the following:
By registering for classes at Lone Star College System, I acknowledge and agree that:
I am at least 18 years of age or the parent/legal guardian of a student under the age of 18.
I am financially responsible for all charges related to my/my minor student’s registration.
I understand that if I/my minor student decide not to attend the courses, which I/my minor student am registering for, that it is my responsibility to drop the course(s) by the due date to avoid any financial liability.
I understand that if full financial payment and/or arrangement (financial aid or payment plan) has not been made by the start of class, a “hold” will be placed on my/my minor student’s student record restricting me/my minor student from registering, graduating, and/or obtaining a transcript until the account is paid in full.
I understand that I/my minor student may be dropped from all classes not paid in full by the due date.
I understand that if my/my minor student’s financial aid is reduced or cancelled, I am responsible for all charges on my account.
I understand that if my/minor student’s financial aid funds result in a credit balance, up to $200 can be used to pay prior year charges.
I understand that all monies owed to Lone Star College are considered educational loans which are owed to Lone Star College.
I understand that all official correspondence will be sent to me/my minor student via my myLoneStar email account.
I understand that Lone Star College System may use an automated calling system and a pre- recorded message to contact me by phone regarding any outstanding account I have to any phone or cell phone number I have provided to the college.
I understand that if any portion of my/my minor student’s account remains unpaid at the end of the semester, my account will be forwarded to a collection agency.
I understand that if the college does use a collection agency or take legal action for any account balance due, I will be responsible for all charges due on my account to the extend allowed by law. Charges may include, but are not limited to, a collection fee not exceeding 30% of the total amount due on my account, and/or litigation costs, or attorney’s fees.
Third Party Billing
I understand that it is my responsibility to submit to the campus business/bursar’s office my third party agreement letter of credit before the first day of classes or I will be responsible for the outstanding balance.
I understand that I will be responsible for any charges that the third party does not pay.
I understand that any third party could affect any financial aid awards and result in an adjustment to the financial aid award.
I understand that it is my responsibility to notify Lone Star College of any changes to my name, Social Security Number, address, or phone numbers.
Each student must agree to these terms before enrollment is completed. These responsibilities remain in effect as long as the student is enrolled or has an outstanding balance due.
How to Complete Your Financial Responsibility Agreement in the Student Center: PDF / Video
How to Complete Your Financial Responsibility Agreement in the Student Center Using Your Phone: Video
The following regulations apply for paying by check:
$30 returned check fee assessed on items not honored by your financial institution.
If your check is returned, you must settle your obligation promptly or your registration may be canceled and your records withheld.
If you have three or more checks returned, you may be prohibited from paying by check or through self-service for current and/or future terms. Payments will have to be made at the campus Cashier, Business, or Bursar Office with a debit or credit card until the restriction is lifted.
No postdated checks will be accepted.
No temporary checks will be accepted.
No checks will be accepted for a sum larger than the amount of the transaction.
Please note that your check may be converted into an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) transaction for clearing through an electronic payment network, such as the Automated Clearing House (ACH).
By providing us with your completed signed check, you authorize us to make an EFT payment from your account in the same amount as the check.
An EFT payment is processed faster than a regular check so make certain there are sufficient funds available in your checking account.
Our system will make three attempts at processing your payment. Regular bank fees apply. Check with your bank to review its fee policy. Additional attempts may result in additional charges by your financial institution.
You should contact your financial institution immediately if you believe you were charged an incorrect amount.
By Mail: To make sure your class enrollment is not cancelled mail your check early to ensure it’s received before the due date. Payment must be received prior to the due date or your classes will be cancelled. Include your student ID number and your telephone number on the check. This information is necessary to ensure that your payment is applied correctly to your account. Mail your check to your campus Cashier, Business, or Bursar Office.
Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees. Waivers allow out-of-state residents, and in some cases out-of-district residents, to pay in-state or in-district rates.
All documentation required to receive a state exemption or waiver, including Lone Star College’s State Exemption and Waiver Acknowledgement Form, should be submitted one week prior to classes starting.
Exemptions and waivers are applied up to the Official Day of Record of a term. They cannot be applied to students’ accounts retroactively.
All Lone Star College students interested in receiving a state exemption or waiver should complete Lone Star College’s State Exemption and Waiver Acknowledgement Agreement form—obtained under the Student Help Center in the Student Forms section in myLoneStar.
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Using Flywire to make payments from other countries
When you use Flywire to make payments from other countries you will receive all the necessary information to provide to your bank.
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Go to lonestar.flywire.com and select Lone Star College from the dropdown menu. Then enter your payment amount and country of origin.
Select your payment method. Review the payment options provided, and select your preferred method. Options may include bank transfer, debit/credit card in your home currency, electronic payment, or other local options.
Enter your details. Create your account, then enter some basic information to initiate your payment.
Make your payment. Follow instructions provided to send funds to Flywire via your selected method.
Track and confirm. Track your payment by logging into your Flywire account at any time. Receive text and email status updates each step of the way, including confirmation when your payment has been delivered.