Information for Parents


Choosing the right college or university can be a difficult decision for students and parents alike. We can help, by offering challenging academics, a course-transfer guarantee and the support of skilled advisors and counselors every step of the way.  Whether your child intends to complete his or her studies here or at another institution, LCCC is the best place to start a college education.

See why LCCC is the fastest-growing college in Ohio:

  • Many Lorain County high school students qualify for up to two years of free tuition at LCCCClick here to learn more.
  • We offer associate's degrees in over 30 specialties, including hot careers like health care, computer technology and business. We also have the area's premier technical and engineering centers, for great careers like engineering, computer-integrated manufacturing and robotics. 
  • LCCC offers a wide range of courses that are guaranteed transferable to all state-funded colleges and universities in Ohio.  Your child can earn two full years of college credit at LCCC—and then transfer to a state university as a junior to complete his or her degree.  
  • Our close-knit campus community encourages personal growth and discovery without many of the distractions of out-of-town institutions.  Students leave LCCC with a clearer focus of their career goals, and with the skills they need to excel in a university environment. 
  • LCCC is the only community college in the state with a University Partnership program, which enables students to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from top Ohio universities—all from the LCCC campus.  These respected universities offer a total of 18 bachelor's and 12 master's degrees from our campus.
  • Conveniently located just minutes from the Route 254 exit of I-90.  Our tree-filled campus with spacious open areas offers an inviting, attractive alternative to other local educational institutions.
  • LCCC offers an outstanding academic environment with separate facilities for each major specialty.  Our highly respected faculty will challenge and motivate your child, with a focus on academic success. 
  • Tuition is less than half the cost of any university in the state.  By earning two years of transferable college credits at LCCC, your child's college fund can be better conserved for his or her future academic pursuits.
  • If your child would like to get an early start on his or her college career, our Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program allows students to earn college credit while in still in high school.  Depending on the program, these courses may provide both high school and college credit. In all instances, college credit is awarded, and may be used at LCCC or for transfer to a college or university of choice after high school graduation.

This section of our Web site includes information of particular interest to most parents.  Please take a closer look at LCCC, and you will see that we offer much more than a typical community college.  We are uniquely positioned to provide the best foundation for your child's academic success.

Links to Financial Aid & Higher Education Information
on the Web.

Financial Aid Information 

Scholarship Search Engines

U.S. Department of Education

Fastweb Scholarship Search
FAFSA on the Web
Salliemae Scholarship Search
Financial Aid Information Page
United Negro College Fund
National Association of Student
Financial Aid Administrators
Ohio Board of Regents, State Grants
& Scholarships
The Community Foundation
of Greater Lorain County
Student Loan Funding
Great Lakes Higher Education Corp.

College & Career Information

USA Group
Peterson's Education Center
Ohio Tuition Trust Authority
(Saving for College)
National Association of
College Admissions Counseling
Selective Service Information
The College Board
Mapping Your Future
American College Testing (ACT)
Adventures in Education
  Career Search
  Occupational Outlook Handbook 

If you have questions or would like to arrange a personal tour, please call 800-995-LCCC (5222), extension 7740 or e-mail



Extended Hours

Enrollment and Financial Services, located on the first floor of the Bass Library, will offer extended hours through August including some Saturday hours. 

Click here for extended hours.   

Register Today!

Register today for Fall classes. Classes begin August 25. Click here to learn more and register now! 

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
Click here to learn more and register.

Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at