Immediate Need Grant


Last Updated 5/6/2022
Tuition and fees are subject to change
$ 11.80 *
$ 8.25 **
$ 14.25
$ 4.25 Summer Term only
Lake County Out of County Out of State
$ 122.75$ 151.05$ 329.05
(per credit hour)
Cr. Lake County Out of County Out of State
1$ 142.80$ 171.10$ 349.10
2$ 285.60$ 342.20$ 698.20
3$ 428.40$ 513.30$ 1,047.30
4$ 571.20$ 684.40$ 1,396.40
5$ 714.00$ 855.50$ 1,745.50
6$ 856.80$ 1,026.60$ 2,094.60
7$ 999.60$ 1,197.70$ 2,443.70
8$ 1,142.40$ 1,368.80$ 2,792.80
9$ 1,285.20$ 1,539.90$ 3,141.90
10$ 1,428.00$ 1,711.00$ 3,491.00
11$ 1,570.80$ 1,882.10$ 3,840.10
12$ 1,713.60$ 2,053.20$ 4,189.20
13$ 1,856.40$ 2,224.30$ 4,538.30
14$ 1,999.20$ 2,395.40$ 4,887.40
15$ 2,142.00$ 2,566.50$ 5,236.50
* General fee is $11.80 per credit hour for a maximum of 15 credit hours per term. The general fee is used to defray the cost of admissions, registration and other direct student services.

** Career services fee is $8.25 per credit hour for a maximum of 15 credit hours per term. The fee will be used to cover such direct career services as academic planning, career counseling, transfer, and employment strategies. College Credit Plus students, students participating in apprenticeship programs, students age 60 and older auditing a class, and students taking non-credit classes are exempt from the career services fee.

Tuition rate and fees are subject to change.

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Tuition may be paid with cash (in person only), personal check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, enrollment in a Tuition Loan Payment Plan, and/or some type of financial assistance.

Any check or credit card transaction rendered to Lakeland Community College in payment of amounts due to the College and dishonored for any reason shall be charged a return payment charge. The student shall not be permitted to register for any subsequent term or obtain grade transcripts or receive grades for the current term until his or her financial obligation has been met.

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Online Tuition Loan Payment Plan

Lakeland offers an online Tuition Loan Payment Plan to spread the cost of tuition and fees over the term. You can set up automatic installment payments using a credit card or electronic check. You will be able to manage your account online and receive email notifications of changes to your account status. To enroll in a Tuition Loan Payment Plan, log in to myLakeland.

Enroll in a Payment Plan and Set Up Installments
  1. You must first be registered for classes. Then log into myLakeland.
  2. Click the "Student" tab.
  3. In the left-hand column under "myRecords", click on "Billing Center."
  4. Click on "I Agree" to enter the secure website.
  5. Click on "Payment Plan" tab and then click on "Enroll Now."
  6. Select the proper semester and click on "GO."
  7. Follow the screen instructions and prompts such as the "continue" button to enroll in the payment plan. DO NOT enter an amount for the processing fee in the field for down payment, the fee will process AUTOMATICALLY once you have set up a payment method. NOTE: Choosing "Yes, I want to set up payments" is your AUTHORIZATION to process payments AUTOMATICALLY on the due date using the payment method you set up. You will receive a reminder email.
  8. As soon as you read the Tuition Loan Payment Plan Promissory Note and click on "I Agree," the processing fee payment WILL AUTOMATICALLY process.
  9. Print a copy of your payment plan agreement and payment receipt for your records.

Note: There is a processing fee to enroll and late fees apply for unpaid accounts. If you have any questions please contact the Cashier's Office

Tuition Plan Due Dates

Tuition must be paid in full or the student enrolled in a Tuition Loan Payment Plan by the tuition due date each semester (see Important Dates).

Students must drop their classes if they do not plan to attend.  When registering for multiple sessions, the earliest tuition due date applies.

Spring 2023: 
  • February 16, 2023
  • March 9, 2023
  • April 6, 2023


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Paying With Financial Assistance

Students who have received the Offer of Financial Assistance Award Letter, and who have registered for the minimum number of credit hours required to receive the aid, will have their aid automatically applied to tuition charges at the time of registration.

To keep financial aid: the student must attend classes, maintain Standards of Academic Progress, be aware of the Pell Recalculation dates, and understand what happens when they withdraw.

The student must have a means to cover indirect educational expenses until the electronic refunds are processed.

If a student has not received the results of the application at the time of registration, they should inquire about online tuition loan program.

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Tuition Refund Policy

Students who officially withdraw from credit classes will receive a refund based on the schedule below.

16-WEEK CLASSESWithin the first two weeks of the classWithin the third week of the classWithin the fourth week of the classAfter the fourth week of the class
12-WEEK CLASSESWithin the first week of the classWithin the second week of the classNot applicableAfter the third week of the class
8-WEEK CLASSESWithin the first week of the classWithin the second week of the classNot applicableAfter the third week of the class
5-WEEK CLASSESWithin the first three days of the classNot applicableNot applicableAfter the third day of the class
INTERCESSION, FIVE-WEEK CLASSES OR SHORT SUMMER (LESS THAN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)On or before the first classNot applicableNot applicableAfter the first class
ONE- OR TWO-DAY CLASSESBefore the first classNot applicableNot applicableAfter the first class

NOTE: This refund schedule applies regardless of the date a class starts during the first week of the semester. Click here for specific dates.


  • Refunds will be calculated as of the date of official withdrawal.
  • Non-attendance of classes or notification to the instructor or department does not constitute official withdrawal.
  • Refunds will not be made for classes in which the student receives a letter grade of FNA (F for no attendance).
  • Refunds or reduction of indebtedness for withdrawals after the official dates will not be made in cases of failure or inability to attend classes because of changes in business or personal affairs.
  • Students are still liable for payment of the Tuition Loan Payment Plan.
  • In extraordinary circumstances wherein a student is forced to withdraw from classes after the refund period, a written appeal may be made requesting special consideration. Appropriate documentation is required with such appeal.
  • Any outstanding financial obligation to the college will be deducted from any tuition refund.
  • If a student is receiving financial aid and is scheduled for a tuition refund, that refund may be returned to the appropriate financial aid account.
  • Students withdrawing from the college may be required to repay all or part of the financial aid received.
  • Students may request a copy of the refund policy for financial aid recipients from the Financial Aid Office.


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Residency Requirements

Lakeland is required by law to classify student residency as follows:

  1. Resident of Lake County: to qualify for this tuition category, a student must have lived in the state of Ohio for at least one (1) year, and in Lake County for at least six (6) months.
  2. Ohio resident outside Lake County: a student must have resided in the state of Ohio for at least one (1) year or has met one of the exceptions to the general rule of residency to qualify for this tuition category. (Click here for information about to 3333-1-10 Ohio Student Residency and Tuition Surcharge Purposes Policy.)
  3. Out-of-state or international students: individuals who cannot furnish proof of their classification in either of the above categories are charged out-of-state tuition rates. International students pay the out-of-state rates for the duration of their attendance.

All applicants and current students requesting a change of tuition to in-state or in-county MUST provide a valid Ohio driver's license and appropriately dated proof of residence in one of the following forms:

  • Canceled rent checks (for each month of residency).
  • Property tax receipts.
  • Rental or lease agreements.
  • Real Estate title/deed of ownership of property.
  • Notarized affidavit from parents/other.
  • Utility bills - water, gas or electric only (providing name and address are shown).
  • Voter registration card.
  • Ohio car registration

Please note:  A change to a Lake County address does not automatically change residency status. Students must submit the Request for Change of Residency Form along with acceptable documentation to the Student Service Center for review and approval by the Registrar.

Tuition will ONLY be adjusted prior to or no later than the first day of the term. No mid-semester adjustments will be made. If documentation is presented after the start of the semester the next term will have the updated residency code listed.

Forever Buckeye

Forever Buckeye is a provision under Ohio Law that allows students who graduated from an Ohio high school or completed the final year of instruction at home as authorized under section 3321.04 of the Revised code, to re-establish Ohio residency without the 12-month waiting period formally required to establish permanent domicile. The applicant only needs to provide proof of graduation from an Ohio high school, a permanent address in the state of Ohio, and have legal status to remain permanently in the United States.

Complete the Request for Change of Residency Form and submit the following documents by the above posted deadlines: a) your Ohio high school transcript; and b) your current housing lease, property deed, or notarized affidavit from parents/other. (Please note: A copy of a high school diploma is not sufficient evidence of high school graduation. An Ohio high school does not include GED.) If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must attach copy of supporting documents establishing your current immigration or Visa status.

Immigration Status: Eligible and Non-Eligible Visa Types

Eligible Visa Types to Apply for Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes

Non-Eligible Visa Types to Apply for Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes

Permanent Resident Alien

B; B-1, B-2, BW

Political Asylee

F; F-1, F-2*

Political Refugee

J; J-1, J-2*

A; A-1, A-2, A-3

K; K-1, K-2*, K-3, K-4*

E; E-1, E-2, E-3

M; M-1, M-2*

G; G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-5


H; H1-B, H1-C, H2-A, H2-B, H-3, H-4*




L; L-1A, L-1B, L-2*


O; O-1, O-2, O-3*


P; P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4*


R; R-1, R-2*








U; U-1, U-2, U-3*, U-4


V; V-1, V-2*, V-3*


*This indicates a dependent visa status

To be eligible, the immigration documentation that you provide must be current.

A dependent student must also hold an eligible visa status. If a student currently holds an ineligible visa but has paid to adjust his or her visa status through the Department of Homeland Security, and once processed will have an eligible visa status, he or she will need to submit the receipt of an eligible visa type prior to submitting the Online Residency Form.

If you have received approval for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, you may be eligible to apply for Ohio residency for tuition purposes.  Please submit a current I-797 Notice of Action form, Employment Authorization Document (EAD), Request for Change of Residency form and supporting documents to the Student Service Center.

For questions about this process or the required documentation, please contact Lakeland's International Student Advisor

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Senior Citizens (60 years of age or over)

Senior citizens may audit credit courses on a space-available basis and have the tuition waived. Senior citizens are responsible for purchasing course materials and books in addition to the general, lab and student support service fees.

A senior citizen may take courses on a credit basis if his or her family income is less than 200% of the federal poverty guideline.

Find more information regarding this program here.

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