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Can’t Afford College? Think Again

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Money shouldn't get in the way of getting a college education. Our financial aid offices are here to help you get the financial support you need to afford college. Many in-district Lee College full-time students may qualify for financial aid that not only covers tuition and fees but could also put up to $1,400 in your pocket each semester to pay for living expenses. Classes begin Aug. 24. For assistance, contact the financial aid office at 281.425.6389 or finaid@lee.edu.

Apply for Financial Aid Today!

The first step to getting financial help is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are not a US citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen, you will need to fill out the Texas Application for State Financial Aid TASFA Application instead of the FAFSA.

Types of Financial Aid:

  • Grants come from the federal or state government. Typically, you do not have to pay grants back – they are essentially free money.
  • loan is money you borrow that you have to pay back with interest.
  • scholarship is money given to you by a college or outside organization to help pay for your education or related expenses.
  • The federal work-study (FWS) program provides jobs to students to help them pay for their educational expenses.

Additionally, our colleges offer a variety of veterans' benefits and programs that provide financial assistance to veterans and their dependents.

Types of Grants for Community College Students

    • Pell Grant
      Source:
      Federal
      Required Enrollment: Determined by FAFSA results
      Award Period: Throughout the academic year
      Limits on funds: Six full-time years
      Continued Eligibility: Must apply each year. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
      What it Covers: Federal Pell Grant can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, living expenses, and child care.
    • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
      Source:
      Federal
      Required Enrollment: 6 hours
      Award Period: Limited funds, first come basis. Students have to be Pell-eligible and priority is given to the highest need.
      Limits on funds: None
      Continued Eligibility: Must apply each year. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
      What it Covers: SEOG can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, living expenses, and child care
    • Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
      Source: State
      Required Enrollment: 6 hours
      Award Period: Limited funds, first come basis
      Limits on funds: None
      Continued Eligibility: Must apply each year. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
      What it Covers: TPEG can be used for education-related expenses.
    • Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
      Source: State
      Required Enrollment: 6 hours
      Award Period: Limited funds, first-come basis
      Limits on funds: Contact the Financial Aid office for restrictions
      Continued Eligibility: Must apply each year. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress the first year, 75% completion rate and 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal years
      What it Covers: TEOG can be used for education-related expenses.

Unsure if you qualify? Please visit our FAQ. If you’re still unsure, chat with us, and we will talk with you to help make the determination. 

Financial Aid Chat

STEP TO ENROLL

  1. Admissions
    Visit ApplyTexas to begin your Lee College application! Current students will not need to complete a new application on Apply Texas.
  2. Advising
    Visit with your advisor to discuss course options, placement, and enrollment.
  3. Registration
    Register for classes! Classes for Fall begin as early as Aug. 24, 2020.

THE LEE CARES EMERGENCY FUND

The Lee Cares Emergency Fund assists students by providing emergency financial assistance to students enrolled during the Spring 2020 term who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.