Hurricane Harvey FAQ

Registration & Enrollment Payment & Financial Aid
Academic & Instruction Get Help or Help Others


As our community comes together to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Lee College stands ready to provide the critical care, support, and assistance students need to be successful this semester. The following list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is designed to provide important information about registration and enrollment, payments and financial aid, academic instruction, and ways to give or receive help during the recovery process. Check this page often, as these questions will be updated to include new information and additional details about available resources.

REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT

What is the deadline for registering for an open class?

For classes with start date Sept. that have OPEN seats, students may self-register for the class through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Students must pay or enter into a payment plan by Tuesday, Sept. 12. Thereafter, they will be dropped from their classes (with Sept. 5 start date) for non-payment. Registration for 13-week and Second 8-week sessions will remain open until those sessions start.

What is the deadline to drop a class for a full refund?

To assist our students through this recovery period, the deadline to receive a 100-percent refund has been extended through Wednesday, Sept. 6, for students who drop a class with a Sept. 5 start date. Thereafter, the percentage of refund will vary depending on when the class is dropped and whether the student has financial aid. For students who have been adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey, there will be an appeal process to request a 100-percent refund for Fall 2017 courses. Appeals must be submitted prior to Jan. 16, 2018. Please contact admissions@lee.edu for instructions on how to apply for an appeal.

What are the deadlines for dropping a class?

Please refer to the tables below for various drop dates for the session of your class(es).

Regular College Sessions

Session Start Date End Date Last Day to Drop for 100% Refund Last Day to Drop without a Grade
(Census Date)
Last Day to Drop with a “W”
16-Week 9/5/17 12/14/17 9/6/17 9/26/17 11/27/17
3-Week 9/5/17 9/14/17 9/6/17 9/6/17 9/12/17
First 8-Wk 9/5/17 10/19/17 9/6/17 9/15/17 10/9/17
12-Week 9/5/17 11/16/17 9/6/17 9/20/17 10/30/17
13-Week 9/18/17 12/14/17 9/17/17 9/29/17 11/20/17
Second 8-Wk 10/23/17 12/14/17 10/22/17 10/30/17 12/1/17

Weekend College Sessions

Session Start Date End Date Last Day to Drop for 100% Refund Last Day to Drop without a Grade
(Census Date)
Last Day to Drop with “W”
WC1
(1st 8-Week)
8/18/17 10/21/17 8/17/17 8/25/17 10/7/17
WC2
(2nd 8-Week)
10/27/17 12/16/17 10/26/17 11/3/17 12/2/17
WC5 (16-Week) 8/18/17 12/16/17 8/17/17 9/1/17 11/11/17

 

I need to drop all of my classes this semester. How will this affect me?

We encourage you to contact your advisor/counselor to discuss changing your schedule to Late-Start 13-Week or Second 8-Week classes that could work better for  you. If you cannot take any classes this fall, we hope that you will register for December Mini or Spring 2018 classes.

If you intend to withdraw from all your classes and have already made a payment, please contact the Business Office to ask about the refund policy and deadlines: http://www.lee.edu/businessoffice/refunds/

If you are using financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office to ask about how withdrawing from all classes will affect you: http://www.lee.edu/financialaid/

PAYMENT & FINANCIAL AID

Will I have additional time to pay for tuition? Will I be dropped from my classes for non-payment?

For students who already have an installment plan in place, the Sept. 5 payment will be delayed to Oct. 5. For those who need to pay, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday, Sept. 12, and classes will be held through Sept. 12. Thereafter, students will be dropped from their classes for non-payment. The payment deadline is Sept. 17 for the 13-Week session, and Oct. 17 for the second 8-Week session. http://www.lee.edu/businessoffice/tuition-deadlines/

I cannot pay my tuition in full. Is a payment plan available?

We have provided a new payment plan option to assist students. The available payment plan options are:

  • Option 5: Pay 50 percent down payment with 2 automatic payments on Oct. 5 and Nov. 5
  • Option 6: Pay 25 percent down payment with 3 automatic payments on Oct. 5, Nov. 5, and Dec. 5

Information on payment plans be found at: http://www.lee.edu/businessoffice/automatic-payment-plan/

If you need to withdraw from all of your classes, you may be able to register for Late-Start 13-Week and Second 8-Week classes. There are also Holiday College Mini courses in December and Spring 2018 classes. Please consult with your academic advisor/counselor to learn about your options. If you are unsure of who your advisor/counselor is, please call 281.425.6384 or email counselor@lee.edu

Can I apply for a loan?

Short-term loans are available for up to $1,000 for tuition (not for fees or books). Students must already have the financial aid process started. Visit the Financial Aid office in Rundell Hall to determine your eligibility for a short-term loan.

ACADEMIC & INSTRUCTION

When do my fall classes start?

The Fall 2017 semester begins Tuesday, Sept. 5, for Baytown, McNair, Huntsville, and only evening classes at the Lee Education Center in South Liberty County.  Students taking daytime dual credit classes at the Lee College Education Center in South Liberty County will begin classes on Wednesday, Sept. 6.  Other dual credit classes taught at high school locations will have adjusted start dates that are aligned with each school district’s start date.

IMPACT Early College High School students who are taking courses at Lee College should attend classes starting on Sept. 5 if they are able. IMPACT students can pick up their fall class schedules from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 5, in the Student Center. Those unable to attend the first week because of transportation or flooding will work with their instructors to complete make-up assignments.

I’m still evacuated and will not be able to get to campus starting Tuesday, Sept. 5. What should I do?

We encourage you to contact your instructors directly. You can find their contact information through the Lee College directory: http://www.lee.edu/directory/. Please inform your instructor if you are not able to attend class this week because you have been displaced because of flooding, so they can accommodate your learning needs. Please make sure to check your myLC email account and your BlackBoard account in case your instructors have already contacted you. We also encourage you to contact the Advising Center at 281.425.6384 or counselor@lee.edu to discuss your options for returning to school.

Will the semester be extended?

The regular fall semester will end as originally scheduled. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) informed institutions that we do not need to extend the fall semester, since we are resuming classes on Sept. 5. Your instructors will inform you of any supplemental assignments or additional class meetings that may be needed to ensure that course objectives are met.

Will the deadline to return books be extended?

If you purchased books from the Lee College campus store, please contact it to get clarification: 281.425.6360 leecampusstore@bkstr.com

I no longer have a computer or Internet access. How can I complete my assignments?

Lee College has numerous computer labs for student use, including the library, located in the Advanced Technology Center (ATC Building); the Student Success and Advising Center, located in Rundell Hall, room 100; the STEM Center, located in Moler Hall; and ATC-208, located in the Advanced Technology Center. Here is a list with additional computer lab options: http://www.lee.edu/labs/

GET HELP or HELP OTHERS

I would like to make a donation to help Lee College students and employees who have been displaced by Harvey. How do I donate?

If you would like to donate to support students, faculty, and staff members who have faced unforeseen hardships from Hurricane Harvey, please donate to the Lee College emergency relief fund to help the rebuilding process: http://www.lee.edu/harveydonations/

How do I receive assistance from the Lee College Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund?

We are no longer accepting applications for assistance from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

I lost my textbooks when my house flooded. What are my options?

Contact your instructor to discuss options, including the availability of textbooks at the Library reserve desk, electronic textbooks, or short-term free trials.

I have no transportation. What are my options?

Harris County offers public transportation. To view bus routes to Baytown, go to http://www.harriscountytransit.com/routes.html.

If you are pursuing a technical major at Lee College and meet certain income and other criteria, you may be eligible to apply for transportation assistance. Please contact Project Leeway for details: 281.425.6492 www.lee.edu/project-leeway

How can I volunteer or assist Baytown area residents affected by flooding?

Visit the City of Baytown’s website for an updated list of local volunteer opportunities: http://baytown.org/Home/Components/News/News/477/18

I have been impacted by Harvey. What resources are available?

Visit these links to explore some resources to help you in your recovery

United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County
http://www.unitedwaygbacc.org/
“After the Storm” guide from the United Way of Greater Houston
https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood/after-the-storm/

Who can I contact if I need help with coping with the stress and emotions?

During this stressful time, it’s important that you take care of yourself emotionally. This includes whether you were impacted directly or indirectly as a first responder, recovery and relief worker, parent, or caregiver.

  • For confidential support and local resources, please contact the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Rosemary Coffman, at rcoffman@lee.edu or by phone at 281.425.6387.
  • The federal government is offering a toll-free crisis hotline with trained counselors on call around the clock for those dealing with the trauma of the flooding. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a year-round service managed by the National Institutes of Health’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. You can call 1.800.985.5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 667746 to connect with a trained counselor.
  • Additional mental health resources can be found at Mental Health America of Greater Houston at http://www.mhahouston.org/find-help/

What resources are available for displaced students who need meals and clothing?

Our partners at Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD) have extended an invitation to Lee College students to visit GCCISD schools Sept. 4-9 to eat hot breakfast and lunch and pick up men’s and women’s clothing. The hours of operation are 7-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at San Jacinto, Carver, Bowie, Austin, Travis, Walker, and Highlands elementary schools. For more details, visit http://www.gccisd.net/page/HHUpdate

I have more questions. Whom can I contact?

We are here to assist you during this recovery period and are committed to you helping you continue your education. Please contact us through the Student Services offices below:

Information Desk 832.556.4578

Student Success Center staff can answer questions and assist with navigating and completing online processes such as registering and paying for classes. The Student Success Center encourages individuals to seek assistance in person in Rundell Hall, room 100. If you cannot make it to campus, you may call 832.556.4578, access through online chat by selecting Student Affairs, or by email to success@lee.edu.

Advising and Counseling Center staff can answer and assist with academic advising questions, TSIA score interpretation, new student orientation prep, and more.
Phone: 281.425.6384
Email: counselor@lee.edu

Financial Aid Office staff members can answer questions concerning financial aid matters.
Phone: 281.425.6389
Email: finaid@lee.edu Online Chat: Financial Aid
Please note: If you need to complete tasks or processes for financial aid, please visit the Student Success Center, located in Rundell Hall, room 100.