(2015-16 Academic School Year)
(2016-17 Academic School Year)
- Availability of Funds
- What types of Scholarships are available?
- Student's Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities
Availability of Funds
All awards are subject to availability of funds. (Although some students may qualify for a specific type of assistance, funds may not be available.) Some courses may qualify for financial assistance. Students are encouraged to apply by May 1 for the coming academic year and November 15 for Spring-only preference.
Note: (1) All applicants must process a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to issuance of any financial assistance, including scholarships, except high school students and International students. (2) Tuition refers only to instate tuition rates - which at this time is $48.00 per credit hour. (3) Fees are not covered by scholarships - which at this time is $42.00 per credit hour. (Subject to change)
Who may apply: High school seniors may apply for an academic scholarship to be used the coming academic year following high school graduation, with renewal pending performance & availability of funds.
GPA is based on seven semesters
Student must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours by June 15 prior to fall semester and December 15 for spring semester to validate acceptance. Health care students should check with their appropriate Director. Students who withdraw to less than 12 credit hours will be ineligible the next renewal period.
Jump Start (Concurrent)/Dual Enrollment Assistance
Who may apply: High school students who are eligible to enroll may receive assistance w/properly completed Student Financial Assistance/Scholarship Application. Attendance must be approved by a high school official. Fees and books are not covered by LCC.
Students attending Labette County high schools are eligible to receive full tuition up to 16 hours per semester if they have met the 2.5 GPA requirement.
Cherokee County and Crawford County high school students are eligible to receive full tuition up to 16 hours per semester if they have met the 2.5 GPA requirement.
Students attending high schools in other Kansas counties are eligible to receive full tuition up to 6 hours per semester if they have met the 2.5 GPA requirement.
In all cases no fees or books are covered.
Students can be simultaneously enrolled in JS/DE.
Students exceeding the maximum hours are responsible for 100% of the remaining balance.
High school students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Activity Assistance Scholarships
Who may apply: Assistance is awarded per semester or academic year for performance (i.e., baseball, graphic design, wrestling, commercial music, cheerleading, softball, music, volleyball, dance team, basketball, leadership, fine arts, etc.). Criteria & length of scholarship are established by the coaches &/or instructors of each activity.
Many Foundation scholarships from private and corporate donors are available and awarded according to applicant qualifications and funding availability. Written thank you notes are required before award is validated. Early application is encouraged. GPA of at least 2.5 is required unless otherwise stated in the award criteria. Foundation Scholarship List
General Assistance Scholarships
Students must meet the following characteristics to be considered for aid, if funds are available: enrolled and have at least an LCC GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need via FAFSA application. (Full-Time, Part-Time, & Nontraditional Students) Nontraditional refers to students 25 years or older.
Labette County Assistance
Labette County residents who have an accredited high school diploma or GED are eligible to receive full tuition up to 16 credit hours per semester at LCC, regardless of past LCC academic performance. Reapplication and 2.5 cumulative GPA are necessary for renewal. Some exceptions do apply.
A transfer student: (1) must submit official transcripts from all schools previously attended; (2) has completed a minimum of 12 hours at one other institution of higher education with cumulative 2.5 GPA. Tuition assistance up to 16 credit hours per semester. Renewable if GPA exceeds 2.5 & if funds are available.
Debbie Groff Memorial Book Scholarship
The Debbie Groff Memorial Book Scholarship is sponsored by Faculty, Professional Staff, and Educational Support Staff.
The Mercy Auxiliary is offering scholarships in the health care field thru the USD #446 Educational Foundation Fund to Independence High School Graduates who will be a junior or senior at a Kansas Board of Regents institution, or approved private college or university within the state of Kansas.
Applications available in the Financial Aid Office.
Deadline for Fall is July 31st.
The Independence USD 446 Educational Foundation and the Trust Department of Community National Bank & Trust are offering two $500 scholarships to persons entering their junior or senior year of college. Persons applying for this scholarship must be:
A graduate of Independence (Kansas) High School,
Entering their junior or senior year (completed a minimum 60 semester hours) of college,
Enrolled in a Kansas Board of Regents institution or an approved private college or university in the state of Kansas.
Applications available in the Financial Aid Office.
Deadline for Fall is June 1st.