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Financial Aid

Financial aid programs are available for eligible students attending Labette Community College.  The programs include scholarships, Federal Pell Grants, low-interest Federal Supplemental Education Grants, Federal Workstudy, Federal Family Educational Loans, and institutional work and scholarships. 


Students must have a high school diploma or a GED to be eligible for all federal programs.  Students who have graduated with a correspondence diploma or from a home schooling program must either (1) complete and pass the GED examination, or (2) take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Forms 5 and 6, Level A.  Required scores are:  Reading (768), Mathematics Computation (804), Mathematics Concepts and Applications (759), Language (714), and Spelling (749). 


Students who have graduated with a correspondence diploma must have written documentation that the diploma is recognized as a high school diploma by the state in which the correspondence school is located or follow the testing procedure above.


Steps for Applying for Financial Aid:

1.      File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 for priority consideration.  There are two ways to file:

a.       Use the Internet (1-2 week process - call 1227 for assistance) or

b.      Paper Method (6-9 week process).

2.      The schools listed on the application will receive a copy of the information electronically and will review for accuracy.  Once the student receives notification from the processing center, he or she should contact the Financial Aid Office (FAO) immediately.  [It is the student’s responsibility to be sure that all information is accurate and respective paperwork is submitted in a timely manner.]

3.      The Financial Aid Office will contact the student:

a.       With an award letter and, perhaps,

b.      To bring in verification of income (when the student brings in verification, corrections may be necessary.  After the corrected copy arrives, the student may receive a revised award letter.)

4.      If the student is enrolled and has their financial aid processed, he or she should go to the Business Office and credit tuition or meal tickets to any processed grants or scholarships.

5.      If the student is not enrolled, he or she should go to the FAO for assistance.

6.      Pell Grant checks are issued between the 6th -8th week each semester.  Thereafter, normal processing time for a check will be 2-3 weeks after completing enrollment and receiving award letter.

7.      To receive a loan go to the FAO for an application and directions (more loan information below).

8.      Students not receiving an award letter at least ten (10) business days prior to the first day of classes must contact the Business Office or go to and click “Payment Online” at the top of the screen to set up payment arrangements.  Please call the Business Office at (620) 421-6700 extension 1231 for additional information.


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Online Help for Financial Aid:  New Application Procedures:

The Labette Community College Website now has links to the Free Application For Student Financial Aid (FAFSA).  By filing from the Website, applicants will receive their Student Aid Report in less than two (2) weeks compared to the current six (6) to ten (10) weeks for paper applications.  Website applications also enable the FAO staff to devote more time to the individual needs of students.


To access the FAFSA, go to and select Prospective Students, Current Students, or Financial Aid.  Students also have the option of mailing the regular paper applications of the FAFSA and coming by the FAO to have the form reviewed prior to mailing.  By appointment, students may meet with a staff member to assist them in completing the electronic application if the student brings the necessary data (most of which is on their and/or their parents income tax forms, including W-2s).  Students must submit a FAFSA each calendar year for which they are seeking financial aid.


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Loans (current rates are approximately 3-4%):

Help is also available for those who want to apply for federal loans.

1.      Individuals wanting to apply for a student load should go to  [LCC’s financial aid web page also has a link to this site.]

2.      At the site, answers to a series of questions will determine eligibility.  Answering the questions should take approximately 20 minutes.

3.      Immediately upon completing the questionnaire, a pop-up screen will tell users whether they are eligible to apply.

4.      Eligible persons who want to apply must complete a paper application for a federal loan, sign it, and bring or mail it to the LCC Financial Aid Office.  Individuals must complete a FAFSA before submitting a loan application.


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Scholarships (also see

Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funds.  Students are encouraged to apply early.  Applications are available in Student Services.  Preference will be given to applications received prior to April 1.  Applications will be accepted after April 1 until funds are expended.  Grade point average (GPA) and the number of hours enrolled are considerations but not always deciding factors.


Merit Scholarships: 

High school seniors may apply for a merit scholarship to be used the fall semester following high school graduation.  Awards are based on the following:


Grade Point Average

(Up to 16 credit hours)

Scholarship Amount

(Up to 16 credit hours)


Tuition plus $100 books per semester


Tuition plus $50 books per semester


Tuition only (Labette County Residents)


Applications should be received no later than April 1.  Students must be enrolled full time (12 credit hours or more) by June 1 prior to fall semester to validate the scholarship.  Scholarships not validated by June 1 may be voided and awarded to other qualified students.  Allied Health students should check with the appropriate Director.  Fees are not covered by this scholarship.  Students who withdraw to less than 12 credit hours will be ineligible for the following semester.


Reapplication:  (Scholarships will be renewed as long as funds are available.) 

v     Submit application by April 1st of freshman year;

v     Enroll for fall semester of sophomore by May 1st;

v     Maintain the required grade point average and semester hours.


JumpStart Assistance: 

High school students who have completed 15 units may receive a scholarship for one-half tuition based on the same grade point average required for merit scholarships.  A high school official must approve attendance and the student must be enrolled full-time at LCC.  Fees and books are not covered by this assistance.


General Assistance: 

All full-time students who have a grade point average of 2.0 or better may apply.  Awards will be for tuition and based on financial need as long as funds are available.


Activity Scholarships: 

Activity scholarships are awarded for performance (i.e., baseball, basketball, art, wrestling, choir, volleyball, softball, cheerleading, and music).  The coaches and/or instructors of each activity establish criteria.


Part-time Scholarships: 

Students enrolled in less than twelve credit hours may apply.  The scholarships are based on need and are for tuition purposes only.  Preference is given to those enrolled in three or more semester hours, but exceptions are not uncommon.


Nontraditional Scholarships: 

A nontraditional student:  (1) is 25 years of age or older; (2) has an educational objective of a degree, certificate, or employment training; and (3) has not attended Labette Community College within the last five (5) years.  Nontraditional students who are not eligible for other college need-based scholarship programs may be awarded a scholarship not to exceed the amount of tuition for six (6) credit hours for two (2) consecutive semesters.  Students must have a 2.0 minimum GPA to renew the second semester.


Foundation Scholarships: 

Individuals and groups have endowed a number of scholarships to the Labette Community College Foundation.  Many of the scholarships are designated to specific areas or groups.  Currently, the Foundation gives approximately $85,000 a year to assist LCC students to improve their lives and that of their families.



Some job vacancies are posted on the bulletin board in the Student Union.  They are also located in a notebook in the bookcase in the Office of Student Services, which is on the 2nd floor of the Student Union.  The notices include the job description, qualifications, and the contact information.  Interested students are advised to take action as there are several positions in which the department is in immediate need of help.  First, check with financial aid in the Student Services Office to be cleared for eligibility and to receive the necessary form(s).  The form(s) must be returned immediately upon being hired but before the student begins work.  Preference is normally given to students who have obtained PARTNERS certification (a workshop given during the first month of the fall semester).


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Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the LCC Board of Trustees.  The following fees reflect the 2004-2005 academic year.  At the time of printing, the amounts listed in this catalog are correct, but are subject to change.  The most current charges will be listed on the College Website at


(Per Credit Hour) (subject to change)


Kansas Residents

$41.00 Tuition


$26.00 Incidental Fees


$67.00 per credit hour



Arkansas, Missouri, & Oklahoma Residents

$62.00 Tuition


$26.00 Incidental Fees


$88.00 per credit hour



Other Non-Kansas Residents

$95.00 Tuition


$26.00 Incidental Fees


$121.00 per credit hour




$82.00 Tuition


$26.00 Incidental Fees


$108.00 per credit hour


Tuition and fees are waived for Labette County Senior Citizen residents (60 years of age and over) enrolling in credit courses; however, the Senior Citizen will be responsible for any material fees and any required textbooks for the credit course.


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Other Costs - (subject to change)




$  5.00

GED Test


CLEP Test Fee


Application for Nontraditional Credit


Insufficient or nonfund check charge


Technology Fee



Per Course Fees:

Art Courses

$15.00 - $35.00

Basic Reading Courses


Basic Writing I & II Courses


Biology Courses - 5 credit hour with lab


Chemistry Courses - 5 credit hour with lab


            Basic Chemistry (no lab)


Commercial Music Technical Courses


English Composition I

$  8

Graphic Design Courses


Math, Foundations of


Multimedia Courses





$  5



Physical Science with Lab


Physics with Lab


Private Music Lessons


Radiography Labs


Respiratory Lab


Respiratory Clinical




Adult Care Home Operator


Noncredit Personal Enrichment



Other Per Credit Hour Fees

Allied Health Courses

$  5

Computer Courses


Office Technology Courses


Online Courses


Video Courses


*This fee is in addition to the $5 per credit hour fee for allied health courses.


Other courses may have mandatory fees attached to cover the cost of consumable supplies.


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Tuition & Fees Refund

Day Courses:

Full Refund - Drops during the first week of the semester

Half Refund - Drops after the first week of the semester and prior to the official 20th class day.


Evening Courses:

Full Refund - Drops before the second class session

Half Refund - Drops after the second class session and prior to the fourth session


Summer and Mini (Irregular Session Dates) Courses:

Please refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific refund dates.


Note:  Students will have official and unofficial transcripts withheld if any financial obligations have not been paid or if materials and/or equipment have not been returned to the College (see Holds).


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Title IV Refund

Title IV aid recipients who withdraw before completing 60% of the semester may be eligible for a refund of institutional charges.  Institutional charges are tuition and incidental and material fees.  Charges paid by Title IV funds on behalf of the student will be returned to the appropriate fund in the following order:  Federal Pell grant, Federal SEOG, and loans.


The amount to be refunded is calculated in the following manner.  Total institutional charges incurred by the student is multiplied by the percentage of Title IV grant or loan assistance not earned by the student.  The unearned percentage is calculated in the repayment portion of the formula.


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Title IV Repayment

Title IV recipients who withdraw before completing 60% of the semester will be required to repay the portion of unearned Title IV funds disbursed to them.  The earned amount is calculated by dividing the total number of calendar days* completed by the total number of calendar days in the enrollment period.  Once the earned amount is determined, this amount is subtracted from the total amount of aid disbursed to the student.


The student is responsible for the return of 50% of the repayment amount to the U.S. Secretary of Education.  The Secretary of Education will be notified of each student’s amount to be repaid.


Students who cease attendance without officially withdrawing will be considered to have completed 60% of the semester.


*Calendar days are equal to number of actual calendar days in the enrollment period including holidays, unless there is at least a five-day break in the period.  The five-day break is not counted.



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