Tuition-Free Programs

Get Free Tuition to LCCC!

Lorain County Community College offers several programs that can pay your full tuition for up to two years.  Plus, you can select from courses that are guaranteed transferable to all state-funded colleges and universities in Ohio. You get a quality education while conserving your education funds for future academic pursuits.

You can even earn tuition-free college credit while you are still in high school.  There is no better way to get your college education off to a fast start.

Programs include scholarships, high school-to-college programs and financial aid programs. 

Scholarship Programs

Earn two full years of college credit--tuition free! 
New Lorain County high school graduates who earn a minimum 3.7 high school GPA at the end of the sixth semester high school grading period are eligible for the Trustee Scholarship, which covers 60-72 credit hours of tuition over two consecutive years. Eligibility is not based on family income and no application is required.

Get 75% of your tuition paid for a GPA of 3.4. 
New Lorain County high school graduates who earn between a 3.4 and 3.699 high school GPA by the end of the sixth semester high school grading period are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship.  This scholarship covers 40 credit hours of tuition over two consecutive years. The recipient can use 10 credit hours per semester.   Eligibility is not based on family income and no application is required.

Diversity Incentive Award
New Lorain County high school graduates who earn a minimum 2.5 high school GPA by the end of the sixth semester high school grading period and are of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Island, Middle Eastern, Indian or Native American descent will be eligible for this award, which is available for three years or 72 credit hours. Each recipient must enroll at LCCC on a full-time basis and work a job either on or off campus. No application is required.

Click here for details and other LCCC scholarship opportunities.

High School-to-College Programs

Earn college credit in high school—tuition free!
The Ohio Post-Secondary Enrollment Option B program allows students to earn college credits while in high school, all for free. Under this program, students enroll in courses at LCCC and receive dual credit for high school requirements and for college credit. These credits may be used at LCCC or for transfer to the college or university of choice after high school graduation. Even books and other fees are covered under this state-funded program. There's no better way to get a fast start on your college education.

Click here for details about the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option programs.

Planning a career in technology?  Get a tuition-free start while still in high school.
High school sophomores who plan to earn a college degree in health sciences, network communications, software development and other fields of technology can choose the College Tech Prep education plan for their last two years of high school.  Courses taken through the College Tech Prep program count toward your high school requirements and may also be used toward a college degree.  And you can take these classes for free! 

Click here for College Tech Prep details and eligibility requirements.

Financial Aid Programs

Financial aid programs are available from a variety of sources, including federal and state grants, scholarships, incentive awards, student loans, Federal Work Study employment and other third-party providers such as employers and social service agencies. Many of these programs pay your full tuition, books and supplies.

The LCCC Financial Services Center can help you to research and apply for financial aid programs that best meet your personal and financial situation.

Click here for details about financial aid programs.

Have questions? 
Just e-mail, call the LCCC Financial Services Center at 440-366-4034 or visit the LCCC Financial Services office in the College Center building.



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 March 23.
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

Use Caution in Parking Lots

Workers are replacing the light fixtures on campus roads and parking lots. Some roadways and parking spaces will blocked off during this time. Please be very careful and slow down.

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, spring 2015, or fall 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. 


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

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.

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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.