There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.
The combined total of all awards must not exceed a studentís cost of attendance (COA). If a studentís financial aid package exceeds his/her COA, awards will be adjusted according to federal, state, and institutional guidelines.
Lone Star College received $216,291,757 million in HEERF funding for Student Financial Aid.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) were provided to higher education institutions through three different legislative acts: first the CARES Act passed in March 2020, then the CRRSAA passed in December 2020, and finally the ARP passed in March 2021. LSC is using these funds to provide students with financial aid grants, which may be used for any component of the studentís cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
Federal and State Work-Study Program provide jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses.
How Does It Work?
Each campus has a career service office that can also help you with other student job opportunities. Work study can be awarded to students with need who work on campus and who are paid according to the hours worked.
Awards vary based on amount of need and work-study students are not guaranteed a job. Work study earnings are not paid in advance so they cannot be used to pay the direct costs (tuition, books, etc.) of the semester in which they are awarded.
Financial aid is available to students receiving VA educational assistance. Contact your campus VA Financial Aid counselor and find out more information today. VA Financial Aid Counselors will assist you with scholarships, grants, loans, Hazlewood Act, Active Duty Military Tuition Assistance, and National Guard Tuition Assistance.