We work hard to keep the cost of college low for you. We know you have many options available when choosing a college. The cost of a degree is a key factor in your choice.
If you have an unexpected financial emergency and need additional assistance beyond your financial aid award, we strongly encourage and welcome all LCCC students to connect with the Advocacy and Resource Center.
Email Scams – Offers of Financial Support
Please be aware of email scams that appear to come from a college's Financial Aid or other office. These messages may ask for personal information which is then used for fraudulent action and identity theft. Since you may receive these messages in addition to legitimate communications from LCCC to help you with access to financial support, make sure you are able to tell the difference between these scams and LCCC offers of support. Learn more about how to identify a legitimate offer of support.
How much does college cost?
You already know college can be very expensive. At LCCC, we work hard to make sure anyone can afford to get a quality education. With tuition rates among the lowest in the state and courses that easily transfer, we provide you with endless possibilities at a price you can afford.
There are many factors that go into the cost of your college education. These include tuition, fees, books, supplies and more.
What is financial aid?
Financial aid is money to help you pay for college. It can include grants, loans, scholarships and can come from a variety of sources including the government, your college, or private funding sources.
Different costs could be covered by financial aid, depending on the type of aid. Be sure to learn about which costs are covered by your aid when you apply. Some of the following costs COULD be covered: Tuitions, Books, Childcare, Supplies, and even Food.
Some other ways to pay for college
In addition to the traditional forms of financial aid, these are just a few other options to explore:
- Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ)
- Veterans Benefits
- Employer Reimbursement
- Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
- SAIL (Students Accelerated in Learning) Program
- Elyria Skills City
- Oberlin Social Equity Promise
- Fast Track Programs
- College Credit Plus (CCP) for middle and high school students
- Success Corps Scholars Program
Do you currently receive SNAP benefits for food assistance?
If so, LCCC and Lorain County Job and Family Services may be able to collaborate to help you access additional resources while in college. LCCC is an approved SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) provider. We encourage you to disclose your enrollment status to your case worker, and also share this information with the Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) so we can work together to help you access additional resources, if needed.
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