Buy One Class, Get One FREE (up to two free classes)
When You Register NOW for Summer or Fall at LSCO!

Lamar State College Orange CARES for all of our students and wants to assist every student during this time of continued uncertainty and economic unrest. For students enrolling in courses during the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters, we want to continue providing LSCO students with the hope of a productive and secure future. As such, we are offering students the opportunity to receive one free course this summer and up to two free courses this fall for ALL students!

**This offer will be extended until all allotted funds for scholarships have been disbursed, so register for the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters early!**

SUMMER 2021
Buy One, Get One FREE!

Students who enroll in one or more courses Summer 2021

The tuition and fees for one 3-credit hour course (up to $399 for non-dual credit students and $150 for dual credit students) in the Summer 2021 semester will be paid for every student who registers and pays for one course at the posted tuition and fees rate.

FALL 2021
Buy One, Get One FREE
OR
Buy Two, Get Two FREE!

Students who enroll in one course Fall 2021

Buy One, Get One FREE: The tuition and fees for one additional 3-credit hour course (up to $399 for non-dual credit students and $150 for dual credit students) in the Fall 2021 semester will be FREE for every student who registers and pays for one course at the posted tuition and fees rate.

Students who enroll in two or more courses Fall 2021

Buy Two, Get Two FREE: The tuition and fees for two additional 3-hour courses (up to $798 for non-dual credit students and $300 for dual credit students) in the Fall 2021 semester will be paid for every student who registers and pays for two courses at the posted tuition and fees rate.

NOTE: In order to get as much financial assistance as possible beyond the BOGO offer, students are strongly encouraged to complete and submit the 2020/2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA (for summer registration) and the 2021/2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA (for fall registration).  When completing the FAFSA, students should use LSCO’s school code 016748.

Steps to apply and register for classes:

  1. NEW STUDENTS: Complete and submit the Admissions Application (www.applytexas.org) for the Summer of 2021 (for summer registration) or Fall 2021 (for fall registration).
  2. NEW and RETURNING STUDENTS: Students are strongly encouraged to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA Use LSCO’s school code 016748. To apply for federal aid for summer classes, submit the 2020/2021 FAFSA. To apply for federal aid for fall classes, submit the 2021/2022 FAFSA. Dual credit students do not complete the FAFSA.
  3. NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS: Register for classes at LSCO
    • New students must meet with an advisor in person, virtually, or by phone to register (call: 409-882-3340 or email: advising@lsco.edu).
    • Continuing students can register directly through their self-service account.
  4. Complete the Student Acknowledgment Form(s) for the semester(s) you have registered for. If you have registered for the summer 2021 semester, you will need to complete the Summer 2021 Student Acknowledgement Form. If you have registered for the fall 2021 semester, you will need to complete the Fall 2021 Student Acknowledgement Form. If you have registered for both the summer 2021 and fall 2021 semester, you will need to complete BOTH the Summer 2021 Student Acknowledgement Form and the Fall 2021 Student Acknowledgement Form.

FAQs

Once you have registered for more than one class, complete the Student Acknowledgement form for the semester(s) you registered for. If you have registered for the summer 2021 semester, you will need to complete the Summer 2021 Student Acknowledgement Form. If you have registered for the fall 2021 semester, you will need to complete the Fall 2021 Student Acknowledgement Form. If you have registered for both the summer 2021 and fall 2021 semester, you will need to complete BOTH the Summer 2021 Student Acknowledgement Form and the Fall 2021 Student Acknowledgement Form.

Yes. Students who register and pay for one course at LSCO become eligible for a FREE 3-credit hour course as long as funds are available.

As long as funds are available, LSCO will offer a maximum of ONE 3-credit hour (up to $399) FREE course for students who enroll and pay for one course in any combination of summer sessions.  Students can enroll in summer courses and receive the Buy One, Get One (up to) 3-credit hour in any of the following combinations:

  • one course during Summer One and one 3-credit hour course during Summer Two (the Summer Two course will be FREE);
  • two courses during Summer One (one of the courses will be FREE);
  • two courses during Summer Two (one of the courses will be FREE);
  • one course during the full Summer semester and one course during either short Semester (if one is for Summer Two, the Summer Two course will be FREE);
  • two courses during the full Summer semester.

Yes, students are able to enroll in more than two 3-credit hour courses during the summer, according to LSCO registration guidelines. However, as long as funds are available, LSCO will provide no more than one FREE course over the span of the summer semester (Summer One, Summer Two, Full Summer).

In Financial Aid completion, Texas ranks a distant 31, with a completion rate of 55.2 percent among the 50 states. LSCO wants to ensure that every eligible Texan uses the free resources available from federal aid. Regardless of whether or not you qualify for Financial Aid funds, LSCO’s Buy One, Get One FREE opportunity will be extended to all students. However, those who complete and submit the 2020/2021 (Summer one and Full summer), 2021/2022 FAFSA (Summer two), and use LSCO’s school FAFSA code of 016748 may be eligible to receive additional funding that can be applied to the cost of attending classes at LSCO.

For assistance completing the FAFSA, please contact the LSCO Financial Aid staff by calling 409-882-3317 or emailing finaid@lsco.edu.

Through June 30, 2021, you will need to complete the 2020/20212 FAFSA. After July 1, 2021, you will need to complete the 2021/2022 FAFSA.

You will need to add Lamar State College Orange to your record. While completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you must list at least one college to receive your information. To add colleges after you have already submitted your FAFSA, click the Login button on the home page and log into FAFSA on the Web. Click Make FAFSA Corrections, and then navigate to the “School Selection” page. To search for a college that you want to receive your information, select the state in which the college is located, then enter the city and/or school name, and click Search. We will search our database and display your results in order by the best match. You can re-sort the list in alphabetical order by School Name. From the Search Results, you can select up to ten colleges to add to your list of Selected Schools. You can select an individual college, or you can press the Ctrl button on your keyboard and select multiple colleges. After you have selected the college(s), click the ADD>> button to add the college(s) to your list of Selected Schools. LSCO’s school code is 016748.

No, as long as funds are available for the BOGO, LSCO will pay for the free course and you will still receive your scholarship and/or aid funds. If you are normally refunded for either or these, then your refund should be more than usual.

High school students from districts that are partnering with LSCO can participate in the Buy One, Get One FREE opportunity as long as funds are available. Enrollment must be approved and coordinated with the dual credit student’s district. Contact the LSCO dual credit coordinator at cara.richard@lsco.edu for steps on how to register and participate in this opportunity during the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters.

When students enroll in courses that are more than 3-credit hours, the 3-credit hour course will be free and the student will be expected to pay for the 4 (or more)-credit hour course as long as funds are available.

Students who drop one of their courses before the semester begins (regardless of how many credit hours the course is) will be considered as withdrawing from their FREE course and will not be refunded for the course.

Students who drop two courses before the semester begins will be refunded the amount of the course that they paid for in accordance with LSCO’s refund policy and process.

Yes, you will qualify for the Buy One Get One opportunity as long as funds are available. Students will need to register for both 8-week terms the same time.

As long as funds last, the BOGO scholarship for students who enroll in summer 1 and full-summer classes will be applied June 8, 2021. The BOGO scholarship for students who enroll in summer 2 will be applied July 13, 2021.

As long as funds last, the BOGO scholarship for students who enroll in fall classes will be applied September 8, 2021.

Fees that are added to a course (i.e. lab, internet, etc.) are excluded from the BOGO calculation.

Students who drop one or two of their courses before the semester begins (regardless of how many credit hours the course is) will be considered as withdrawing from their FREE course(s) and will not be refunded for the course(s).

Students who drop more than two courses before the semester begins will be considered as withdrawing from their FREE courses first. Additional courses that are dropped will be refunded the amount of the course that they paid for in accordance with LSCO’s refund policy and process.

Residents of Texas and Louisiana are eligible to take advantage of the BOGO opportunities. Residents of other states are ineligible for the BOGO opportunities.

No. If a student receives an exemption, the exemption serves as the BOGO funds because LSCO pays for student exemptions every semester. Students who receive exemptions will not be refunded an amount beyond their exemption.