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.
Fall 2020 Payment Due Date - August 18th
Winter Mini 2020 Payment Due Date - December 4th
Spring 2021 Payment Due Date - January 9th
May Mini 2021 Payment Due Date - May 7th
Students may continue to register after the payment due date of a semester before the start of classes. However, students must pay for their classes or enroll in a payment plan the same day to avoid being dropped. Payment plans are available for Fall and Spring terms.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note all campuses and payment counters will remain closed through mid-August. This date may be moved should an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the area occur. Students are encouraged to pay online prior to the term due date to prevent their courses from being dropped. If you are unable to pay online, you may mail a money order for the exact amount of your balance to: 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Please put "Attention to: Student Financials". To ensure you are not dropped while your payment is in route, you can scan and email a copy of your money order to your campus Business Office. Be sure to include your name, student ID and contact information. Business Office email addresses can be found here.
Current students can pay on-line via myLoneStar. You can also pay at the business office window with cash, check, or debit card. Credit/Debit Card payments will not be accepted by telephone. Payments via wire transfer is also available for international students through Flywire.
Payments can be made using debit/credit cards, pre-paid cards or gift cards. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted. Students should retain the pre-paid cards and gift cards used for payment, even if the balance is depleted. Refunds will be applied to the original card used during payment.
Most colleges have drop boxes where you can leave a payment. Do not drop cash at these locations.
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 business 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. Therefore, 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.
A payment plan is available to defer a portion of your tuition and fee charges. An initial deposit and a $20 administrative fee is required the day before Official Day of Record of the main term. The remaining charges are deferred. Auto-deducted (scheduled) payments are required.
Anyone who signs up for a payment plan will have the 2nd and 3rd installments automatically deducted from the bank account or credit card used for the initial payment. If you want future payments drawn from a different credit card or account, you must change the saved payment method before the installment due dates and delete the original credit card or account.
Lone Star College has partnered with Flywire to provide you with an easy and secure method of sending international payments from other countries. Flywire allows you to pay from almost any country and any bank! Flywire allows you to:
Save on bank fees and exchange rates with secure and streamlined payment process, typically in your local currency.
Receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support.
Track your payment from start to finish through text messaging, emails and online.
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.
Third Party Sponsored Billing
Sponsored Billing is available for students whose employer, or other organization, has agreed to pay student account charges on behalf of the student to Lone Star College (LSC) . Third Party Sponsors are billed after the Withdrawal date ("W" Day) of the main terms (Fall, Spring, Summer). Payment is due 30 days from the invoice date. Any charges not paid by the Sponsor will be the responsibility of the student. Students must fill out a Third Party Agreement form and provide a letter from their Sponsor on company letterhead stating the payment terms. Please contact your campus Business Office for more details.
There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students, including:
Paper bills are no longer mailed. 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. Contact your Business Office if you need a paper copy of your bill.
All refunds are deposited electronically or applied back to the credit card that was used to make payment(s) on the account. If you do not have a bank account with direct deposit set up you will receive a refund by check, and your refund will be delayed up to 2 weeks. You can setup a refund profile to receive funds electronically through your myLoneStar account.
Refunds for amounts paid with a credit card will be refunded back to that same credit card. This applies to payments made with a pre-paid credit card or a gift card.
Collection Agency Fees
If obligations are not paid in full upon notification by the college, these debts may be referred to an outside collection agency and to appropriate credit bureaus. Students are responsible for paying all collection fee charges, not to exceed 30% of the total amount due on the account, and any possible litigation costs or attorney's fees.
Furthermore, all unpaid obligations will result in a hold on student records, diplomas, transcripts and future registration activity. For student account related issues contact the business office at any Lone Star College campus.
LSC Financial Responsibility Agreement
When a student enrolls in classes at Lone Star College for the first time the following verbiage related to their financial responsibility will appear. 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.
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. 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.
Tuition Exemption for Current or Former Foster Care Students under the Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS)
State Financial Aid Waivers
Economic Development and Diversification Waiver
Waiver for College Faculty and their Dependents
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. Contact your campus business office for more information.