Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$6,940
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$5,769
$30k - $48k
$6,561
$48k - $75k
$8,778
$75k - $110k
$10,952
$110k+
$11,310
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$3,880
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$5,200
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$2,550
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,044
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,548
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$901
Students receiving state aid
13%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,733
Students receiving federal aid
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,548

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
15%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,899
Students receiving federal loans
15%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$3,899
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$4,750
Loan Default Rate
11%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$89

What Students Are Saying

3.01 Average Rating
With all of the resources at your fingertips, such as tutors, labs, and online classrooms, it is definitely more than worth the cost. It is a great quality education at a fraction of the cost of a university.
Kelley from Houston, TX
The price is great if your trying to save money or want to take cheaper classes outside of a big university.
Nastassia from Humble, TX
The tutiton is very low. Lower than other universitys. Still its a good price to just get an associates degree.
Ellen from Tomball, TX
They offer a large variety of financial aid for students that are not able to afford going to school. As long as you have a proof of identity then it is not that hard to obtain!
Oliver from TX
My tuition was almost free! Earning financial aid through this school is easy to attain.
Taryn from Houston, TX
Unbeatable prices! Defeinetely reccomend anyone to take first 2 years here, and this is the main reason.
Joseph from Spring, TX
I just completed 3 classes and will attend 6 more with my fafsa and i will have a refund back to keep for myself yet to help me with living expenses. In total, this year took a fouth of my financial aid , i had an EFC of 0 so you do get more bang for your buck. But dont stop trying to get scholerships, they will help you alot. With tuition, you get acces to the gym thats open during college hours, the student center where you can lounge and play pool and outher activitys, and professional's help for you classes at no cost to you.
Alex from Houston, TX
It is VERY affordable to attend Lone Star. The financial aid that is available to veterans and students with hardships is varied and thorough and the scholarships offered to students who excel in classes are phenomenal. I truly feel like I am getting an equally good education as my friends at state schools for a fraction of what they're paying.
Katherine from Spring, TX
Full-college learning for a much reduced price.
Chance from Spring, TX

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