About the University Partnership

About the University Partnership

The University Partnership at Lorain County Community College was created to bring bachelor's and graduate degrees to the residents of Lorain County. Under this partnership, many of the finest universities in Ohio offer programs to students right on the Lorain County Community College campus. The four-year institutions offer all courses required for the completion of the bachelor's degree programs or the fulfillment of requirements for graduate or certificate programs. Lorain County Community College's University Partnership coordinates the delivery of the degree programs. Partner institutions provide the faculty and curriculum.

University Center

The University Center building, which opened on October 22, 1998, houses the University Partnership, the partners' offices, classrooms, computer labs and interactive video distance-learning classrooms.

Some University Partnership courses are offered in the University Partnership Ridge Campus, which opened on January 7, 2013.  Currently, the University of Toledo's Computer Science and Engineering program is housed at the UPRC.

The University Partnership continues to search for new programs to accommodate the needs of students. Please take a moment to complete the Student Interest Survey to help us identify programs of interest.

Getting Started

Admission, registration, financial aid, and payment for courses/programs offered at Lorain County Community College through the University Partnership differ with each partner. Students interested in a specific program should schedule an appointment to meet with the advisor for the program.

Check the UPComing Events link for the schedule of Information Sessions regarding new and current programs.

Admission

To enroll in a University Partnership program, you will need to apply for admission to the main campus of the partner university. The ideal approach for admission to a bachelor's degree program is to complete the first two years of college courses (or an associate's degree) from Lorain County Community College. Successful completion of the correct courses greatly simplifies admission to an undergraduate program. The University Partnership recommends that you meet with an advisor from the partner institution you wish to attend during your first two years at LCCC. LCCC Academic advisors will assist you in transferring your coursework to the partner institution. Once your application has been accepted, you will become a University Partnership student as well as a student of that university.

Financial Aid

All financial aid and payment for classes is processed through the partner university's main campus. You may be eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, or loans. The Lorain County Community College Foundation, through the generous support of private donations, has made scholarship dollars available to University Partnership students. For more information on the University Partnership Empowerment Award, the University Partnership Scholarship Program, or various scholarships offered by partner universities, please contact the University Partnership Office or click here.

Students are urged to complete the proper paperwork and apply for financial aid completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form) well in advance to starting classes. Contact the university that you plan to attend if you need assistance with your financial aid application. If you plan to take Lorain County Community College and partner university courses you will need to complete a consortium agreement. Check with your partner university for your consortium agreement.

Registering for Classes

Registration for University Partnership classes can be processed in various ways. Most partner universities offer on-line, please contact your University Partnership advisor if you have questions.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees will be assessed by the institutions in which students are enrolled, not by Lorain County Community College. Current Tuition rates are listed on this web site, but students should contact the university for current tuition and fees. Complete information about payment and refund policies is available from the partnership representatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

View answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Announcements

MyCampus Maintanence: Sunday, Dec. 21

MyCampus will be unavailable 6 a.m. to Noon, Sunday, Dec. 21 for maintenance.  Click here to learn more.

Register Now for Spring

Be a success! Register now for Spring Semester 2015. Classes begin January 20. Click here for registration information.

Extended Hours for Spring Registration

Enrollment, Financial and Career Services is now open 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday for Spring registration.

Campus Road Construction

The west entrance to parking lot 3 south at South Loop Drive (south of the Campana Building) will be closed for repairs until mid-December. All other exits and entrances to this lot will remain open. See the LCCC campus map at www.lorainccc.edu/map.

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.
 
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MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

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.