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First Time FREE at Lee

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Lee Col­lege is thrilled to of­fer a stu­dent sup­port plan. If you have not at­ten­ded Lee Col­lege since earn­ing your di­plo­ma or GED, your first sem­es­ter is free. You can attend with no out-of-pock­et cost for tui­tion, fees, and ebooks. Your costs will be paid by your fi­nan­cial aid and Lee Col­lege Foun­da­tion scholar­ships first; with your con­sent, any re­main­ing bal­ance will be paid with CARES Act fund­ing. These are grants, not loans, so you do not have to pay any­thing back.

To qual­ify, stu­dents must:

  • Reside in the Lee College service area AND ...
  • Not have attended Lee College since earning your high school diploma/GED AND ...
  • Have applied for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the TAFSA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) if you are eligible AND ...
  • Have consented to CARES Act funding through the Tuition Assistance tab in your myLC account.
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Applying to Lee College makes you eligible for financial aid and scholarships!

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Steps to Apply

Step 1: Complete the Online Form

Complete the application for admission at

For assistance with completing the application, please contact Recruitment at or 832.556.4014.

Step 2: Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

Staff from the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) are willing and available to help you complete financial aid steps.

For assistance with completing the FAFSA, please contact:

Educational Opportunity Center

For questions regarding financial aid, please contact us at, 281.425.6389, or by chat.

Step 3: Admissions

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Your high school transcript with graduation date or GED is required (unless you graduated from high school more than five years ago OR you are not a high school graduate/have not completed the GED.* Electronically sent transcripts are preferred, but make sure that paper copies are official and remain sealed in their envelope until they are provided to Admissions & Records staff.)

Official, sealed or electronically sent copies of ALL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS are required. (For fastest processing, request transcripts to be sent electronically via EDI format; paper copies of the transcript must be official and remain sealed in their envelope until they are provided to the Admissions & Records staff.)

Valid meningitis vaccination for students less than 22 years of age is required. (Meningitis vaccinations are good for five years). The meningitis vaccination is not required if you are only enrolled in online courses.

*If you have not graduated high school and do not have a GED, you are eligible to attend, but you do not qualify for this program.

Step 4: Advising

Visit with your advisor to discuss course options, placement, and enrollment.

Step 5: Registration

Classes begin soon!

If you have any questions or are unsure of your next steps, please reach out to us via chat, and we will be happy to answer your questions. We look forward to having you join the Lee College family.

Step 6: New Student Orientation

The Kadjar-Gray family fountain and the rear entrance of Rundell HallAt NSO, you will:

  • Learn about support services and resources available to help you be a successful student.
  • Connect with college staff, faculty, current students, and new students just like you!
  • Navigate the physical campus of Lee College.

If you have any questions or are unsure of your next steps, please reach out to us via chat, email or phone, or in person and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Visit the New Student Orientation web page.

Lee College Student Services Team