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Lone Star College, Bellevue University set up affordable pathway for bachelor's degree

Lone Star College and Bellevue University have partnered to reimburse students for the tuition they paid to earn their LSC associate degree thanks to the Texas Community College Promise Grant.

“One of the Lone Star College strategic goals is to build strong, visible partnerships with a variety of stakeholders including other higher education institutions,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “Collaborating with Bellevue University for this innovative program will help Lone Star College students continue their education while saving them thousands of dollars.”

Established by Bellevue University, the Texas Community College Promise Grant is open to all graduates who have completed an associate degree at a Texas state community college, no matter their major or degree completion date.

LSC graduates who enroll in a Bellevue University bachelor's degree program can transfer their entire associate degree, credits, or credits earned toward their associate degree, and apply the full cost of their associate degree tuition (60 hours) toward their Bellevue University tuition.

“Thanks to the Texas Community College Promise Grant, tens of thousands of community college graduates from across the state, including those who are re-skilling or considering career moves, can continue their path to a bachelor’s degree,” said Bellevue University Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Jim Nekuda.

An LSC graduate transferring with an associate degree would receive a grant totaling $5,400 from Bellevue University, which would be disbursed over three terms at $1,800. The goal of the Texas Community College Promise Grant is to pay students back for the tuition they paid to earn their associate degree with LSC. All LSC associate degrees are eligible for the program.

The Texas Community College Promise Grant will be evaluated by Bellevue University and each of the participating institutions after its first year to determine if it will be a permanent offering.

Lone Star College students can be reimbursed for the tuition they paid to earn their associate degree thanks to the Texas Community College Promise Grant from Bellevue University.

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

About Lone Star College

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. Lone Star College consists of seven colleges, eight centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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