Tuition, Estimated Cost of Living and Employment

Tuition, Estimated Cost of Living and Employment

The following estimates for school and living expenses are based on figures for the 2015-2016 academic year. The academic year begins with the fall 2015 semester and ends with the spring semester in May 2016. Summer semester coursework is available for additional fees. F1 and J1 visa students should keep in mind that these are estimated expenses. Actual personal living expenses may vary from these projections.

Academic Expenses per Year

Tuition and fees (based on two semesters of enrollment):  $ 6,964.00
Books and supplies: $1,200.00
Total School Expenses:   $8,164.00

Living Expenses per Year (estimated)

Housing (apartment rent/food/transportation): $7,450.00
Health Insurance: $600.00
Personal miscellaneous expenses (clothing, entertainment, etc.): $1,500.00
Total Living Expenses: $9,750.00

Total Estimated Cost per Academic Year:  $17,914 .00 

*All expenses are quoted in US dollars.

Employment & Financial Aid

F-1 Visa Students are limited to on-campus employment opportunities; they may not work off-campus.  Students must make their own applications for employment and may earn $US3-4.000.00 annually, depending on the rate of pay and the number of hours worked.
After the first year, students are eligible for Curricular Practical Training(CPT), a work-experience program tied to the student’s major area of study.  LCCC’s Career Services Office assists students with off-campus, part-time employment opportunities for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Lorain County Community College does not provide scholarships or financial assistance for international students.


Nursing Accreditation Visit

LCCC will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Licensed Practical nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 2 p.m. on September 28, 2016 at Lorain County Community College, in HS 139.

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15 to Finish: Add a Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Later-start courses begin soon.

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Smart Path FWD

Northeast Ohio’s four community colleges – LCCC, Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College and Stark State College – offer a smart path forward for students, employers and our region. Learn more.

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