• Cost of Attendance / Net Price Calculator

    The cost of attending LSC will vary depending on many factors, including the student’s residency, program of study, financial aid eligibility, scholarships, and living arrangements.

    LSC posts current tuition and fee information on its web site.  In addition, LSC has a net price calculator that can help students estimate their cost of attendance.  The calculator provides standard information in a format required by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Links:

    LSC Tuition and Fees – Minnesota Residents
    LSC Tuition and Fees – Non-residents and other Fee Information
    LSC – Net Price Calculator

  • Financial Aid / Student Loans

    Information on financial aid, including grants and student loans, is available from the LSC Financial Aid office.

    LSC Contact for more information:
    LaNita Robinson
    Financial Aid Director
    218-733-7616
    l.robinson@lsc.edu

    Links:

    LSC – Financial Aid Information
    LSC – Grants and Scholarships
    LSC Foundation – Scholarships
    LSC – Loans
    LSC Policy – Return of Title IV Funds
    U.S. Department of Education – Federal Student Aid Gateway

  • Student Loan Disclosures

    Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers

    Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
    Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients
    Code of Conduct (institutional) for Education Loans
    Direct Loan Disclosure Form
    Private Education Loan Disclosures
    Verification Requirements

              Links:

    Federal Student Aid – Loan Entrance Counseling
    Federal Student Aid – Loan Exit Counseling 

  • Penalties for Convictions

    Drug-related Convictions and Financial Aid

    By law, some students who have drug-related convictions under any federal or state law may be ineligible for federal student aid.  In addition, a conviction for a drug-related offense during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal financial aid program funds will result in the loss of eligibility for any federal student grant, loan, or work-study assistance.

    Incarceration

    Individuals who are incarcerated may have limited eligibility for federal financial aid.

    Links:

    Federal Student Aid – Students with Criminal Convictions
    Federal Student Aid – Drug Conviction Worksheet

  • Tuition Payment and Refunds

    Drop for Non-Payment of Tuition

     There are tuition payment deadlines each semester.  Students who fail to pay their tuition or make satisfactory arrangements for payment of their tuition by the published deadlines will have their registrations cancelled and will not be allowed to re-register for classes until their tuition has been paid.  Re-registration may not be possible if there are no longer any available seats in the desired classes.

    Withdrawal from Classes

    Students who officially withdraw from classes prior to the add/drop deadline are entitled to a refund of tuition and fees paid.  Students who withdraw after the deadline will ordinarily not be entitled to refunds, depending on the circumstances.

    Links:

    LSC: Student Payment Office
    LSC Policy 3.11: Add/Drop and Withdrawal
    LSC Policy 5.12: Tuition and Fee Due Dates, Refunds, Withdrawals, and Waivers
    LSC Procedure 5.12.0: Tuition and Fee Due Dates, Refunds, Withdrawals, and Waivers
    LSC Policy 5.12.1: Procedure – Military Service and Disabled Veterans

  • Failure for Non-Attendance

    Federal financial aid regulations require LSC to report students who have stopped attending classes.  Reporting is accomplished through LSC’s Non-Attendance policy, under which students who fail to attend their classes or engage in academically related activities for 14 consecutive days (or less for courses less than a semester in length) will be assigned a grade of FN (failure for non-attendance).  A grade of FN will compromise a student’s satisfactory academic progress and may result in the student being required to repay financial aid already received.

    Links:

    LSC Policy 3.17.4: Non-attendance
    LSC Policy 2.9: Academic Standing and Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
    LSC Procedure 2.9.1: Academic Standing and Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress

  • Textbook Pricing

    The LSC Store provides the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and retail price information of required and recommended textbooks for LSC courses as soon as practicable prior to the start of each term.  Most textbooks are available from the LSC Store new or used, and many are also available in electronic format.  The LSC Store also has some textbooks available for rent.

    To assist students, the LSC Store sponsors several used textbook buybacks by outside companies throughout the academic year as well as the option of selling used books online 24/7.  To further assist students in buying and selling used textbooks, the LSC Store also sponsors online and on-campus bulletin boards, called “The Student Marketplace.”

    LSC – The LSC Store