Maximizing Your GI Bill at LCCC

Armed Services LogosAcademic Advising Hints for Veterans:

Maximizing your GI Bill at Lorain County Community College

Click here to learn more about Veterans Educational
Services at LCCC.
  

  1. If you are a brand new student at LCCC you will need to fill out the application for admission, take the Compass Assessment and register for classes.  At the same time you are doing this you can begin your paperwork for the Veteran’s office but you won’t be certified until you actually register for classes.
     
  2. Every semester that you plan on attending make sure to register as soon as registration opens and submit your certification request to Mrs. Cordy as soon as possible and at least 3 weeks before the semester begins to make sure you are in the VA educational system in Buffalo.
     
  3. Meet with a VA advisor, especially if you are working towards one of the University Partnership programs.   We are authorized to award Dual Degrees so with many of our programs where a student can do 3 years at LCCC and 1 year through the University Partnership they could possible earn two associates degree.  Some examples are: 
     
    1. BSN Nursing through Akron  (declare Dual Degree with Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and the Associate of Arts) 
    2. Bachelors in Business Administration through Kent (declare Dual Degree with Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Arts).
       
  4. For the most part you are better off to take your courses over a 16 week period. If a student is enrolled in 12 hours but one course is only 8 weeks long then during the 8 week period when the Veteran wasn’t taking the course they would not be considered full-time for VA benefits.
     
  5. Make sure you attend your courses.  If you earn an F grade based on non-attendance you might be involved in an overpayment from VA.
     
  6. Keep in good academic standing.  Make sure to seek out help if you are having difficulty in a class from the instructor or from tutoring.   Always ask to speak to a VA advisor who can help you make the appropriate decisions about your courses if you run into academic difficulty.
     
  7. If you choose to self-advise, make sure you select your courses from your curriculum guide and that you take only courses needed for your major.  If the Compass Assessment indicates you would need some brush up courses in English, Math, Reading (Developmental) then those will be certified.
     
  8. Veteran’s advisors look over your certification request every semester you are certified.  If you are not sure about whether something will be certified or not it is always better to ask one of the VA advisors.

Announcements

Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
 
Please be very careful and slow down.

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start 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. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
   
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

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. 

MyUniversity

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

Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at www.lorainccc.edu/deanslist.

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.

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at www.lorainccc.edu/alerts.

Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.