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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
$22,306
In District Costs for Lone Star College System
Fee Cost
Tuition$2,112
Books and Supplies$2,550
Other Fees$48
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,600
Other Expenses Budget$4,996
In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
$24,826
In State Costs for Lone Star College System
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,632
Books and Supplies$2,550
Other Fees$48
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,600
Other Expenses Budget$4,996

In district Texas residents should budget an annual total cost of $22,306 to attend Lone Star College System on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,112 for tuition, $12,600 off-campus housing, $2,550 for books and supplies and $48 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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 2019/2020
$8,633
Net Price by Income Lone Star College System
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,577
$30,001 to $48,000$8,423
$48,001 to $75,000$10,821
$75,001 to $110,000$12,855
$110,000+$13,540

The average reported annual net price for Lone Star College System for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,633 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

56% of full-time undergrad Lone Star College System received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,911 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 13% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,835.

Finanical Aid Lone Star College System
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,911 56%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,313 11%
Pell Grants $5,014 43%
Other Federal Grants $1,399 3%
State and Local Grants $2,441 8%
Federal Student Loans $3,835 13%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

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 $86 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $9,016
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $86.02
Total Interest Paid $1,306.71
Sum of All Loan Payments $10,322.71

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$49,652
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $24,826 $26,146
2 $28,417 $29,928

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 $49,652 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 14.5% 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 $88 $264 $352
Texas Residents $193 $579 $772
Out of State Residents $248 $744 $992

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.