College & Career Planing
College Search Information
Unsure of where you want to go to college, what type of degree you want to pursue, or how much college tuition will cost you? Check out these 2 different sites to answer some of your questions and help you determine the right college choice for you.
How to Apply for Lonestar College:
Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA): Every October 1st the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) window opens. All graduating seniors are required to apply. Please see the information below on how to apply.
Texas Financial Aid (TASFA): The Texas Application for State Financial Award provides aid for students who meet the Texas state residency requirement but do not meet the eligibility for federal student aid. Please see the information below on how to apply.
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Scholarships are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor of the award. Scholarships can be based on merit, need, demographics, or career focus. https://www.lonestar.edu/scholarships.htm
The College Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial needs, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the course of study. Employment opportunities for Lone Star College students exist at each campus. https://www.lonestar.edu/work-study.htm
LSC-Montgomery and Brighton Academy Team Up to Offer On-Campus Childcare
Hourly and full-time schedules are available. You don’t have to be on campus to utilize this care. Whether you are in class, studying, or at work let Brighton Academy Lone Star College-Montgomery care for your children! Open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday following the campus academic schedule. https://www.lonestar.edu/child-care.htm
Exemption from Meningococcal Vaccination Requirements Form: https://corequestjc.dshs.texas.gov/
TSI Entrance Test:
What is the TSI Exam?
Placement tests help ensure that students enroll in the courses that best match their academic skills, especially during their first year of college.
LSC administers the TSI Exam (Texas Success Initiative) – a state program designed to help determine if a student is ready for college-level courses. Students who meet the placement exam criteria listed below are considered "TSI Complete".
Who needs to take the TSI?
Not all incoming LSC students will need to take the TSI Exam:
Students enrolled in Associate of Arts (AA) degrees, Associate of Science (AS) degrees, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, or Level II certificate programs DO need to meet the TSI Exam requirement.
Students enrolled in Level I certificate programs and fast-track certificates DO NOT need to meet the TSI Exam requirement.
A student is EXEMPT from the TSI Exam requirement if they have recently taken an approved college assessment test such as the ACT, SAT, STAAR, TAKS, or TAAS.
How to register for the TSI?
While the TSI Exam is not pass/fail, a minimum score is needed to register in most college-level courses. Alternatively, completion of all appropriate developmental coursework with a “C” or better can serve as the prerequisite for course registration.
Prior to taking the TSI Exam, incoming students must:
Apply to Lone Star College before scheduling any assessments.
Visit the campus Advising/Counseling Office to determine what placement tests are needed. Obtain a testing ticket for needed assessments and pay the $29 (or $10 per section) fee to the campus Business Office prior to testing.
Refer to the Testing Center website to find out which campuses offer walk-in testing, or to learn how to schedule a time to complete any needed assessments.