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Lone Star College System Tuition & Cost

The Woodlands, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Texas Resident Sticker Price
$20,845
In District Costs for Lone Star College System
Fee Cost
Tuition$1,056
Books and Supplies$2,550
Other Fees$544
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,700
Other Expenses Budget$4,995
In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
$23,125
In State Costs for Lone Star College System
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,336
Books and Supplies$2,550
Other Fees$544
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,700
Other Expenses Budget$4,995

In district Texas residents should budget an annual total cost of $20,845 to attend Lone Star College System on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,056 for tuition, $11,700 off-campus housing, $2,550 for books and supplies and $544 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Lone Star College System when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$6,578
Net Price by Income Lone Star College System
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,769
$30,001 to $48,000$6,561
$48,001 to $75,000$8,778
$75,001 to $110,000$10,952
$110,000+$11,310

The average reported annual net price for Lone Star College System for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,578 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Lone Star College System
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,044 44%
Pell Grant $4,465 42%
Federal Student Loan $3,899 15%

The average reported annual net price for Lone Star College System for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,578 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Lone Star College System, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $9,016. The loan balance of $9,016 is a two year multiple of the $4,508 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $94 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $9,016
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $93.57
Total Interest Paid $2,211.98
Sum of All Loan Payments $11,227.98

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$46,250
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $23,125 $24,445
2 $24,344 $25,734

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Lone Star College System to be $46,250 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.3% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Lone Star College System
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $44 $132 $176
Texas Residents $139 $417 $556
Out of State Residents $194 $582 $776

Estimated cost for a class at Lone Star College System based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Lone Star College System versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Lone Star College System Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227182 IPEDS survey data for Lone Star College System.