Did you stop college, but now want to return?

Come back and we will help fund your tuition!

Lamar State College Orange has received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to cover tuition and fees for students who began college but dropped out before earning a degree or certificate and who wish to return.

Eligible students can receive between $500 to $2,500 per semester, which can include up to $500 for supplemental expenses.

This program is available to Texas residents who meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Have attended college at some point in the past but who have not been enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in the previous academic semester or previous six months;
  • Enroll in an eligible undergraduate program or short-term workforce credential program on either a full-time or part-time basis;
  • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA from your previous enrolled studies (and show Satisfactory Academic Progress for all college coursework);
  • Not have exceeded 150% of the published length of your degree or program of study;
  • Must have a completion rate of at least 70% of your overall attempted hours;
  • Must have less than 50% remaining toward their desired degree;
  • Have filed a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).; and,
  • Have been impacted by COVID-19 in some way.

Eligible programs of study include:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Business Management
  • Business Management Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Court Reporting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Assisting
  • Teaching
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Industrial Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Maritime
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Process Technology
  • Registered Nursing
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Welding Technology

The grant money is available through February 15, 2022, so enroll now!

For more information, email the Financial Aid Office at finaid@lsco.edu.