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Students who have debts and unpaid balances are forgiven by Lone Star College

Marisol Gallagher

HOUSTON, TX — On August 25, Lone Star College or LSC announced that the college has forgiven student debt and unpaid balances for students who owed money in fall and summer 2020, and spring 2021, using federal stimulus funds to pay the outstanding balance of $2.5 million for 4,028 LSC students. This allows the students to register for fall classes.

Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., chancellor of LSC, stated that the college remains determined to remove obstacles students face so that they can finish their education. According to him, making these funds available will provide an opportunity for students to return to the classroom this fall.

Having been recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), LSC was approved for supplementary CARES Act funding. To be recognized as an MSI, the institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic with 50 percent of degree-seeking students receiving need-based assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act or have a substantial number of enrolled students receiving Pell Grants.

To join the unpaid balance forgiveness program, LSC students can contact LSC Business Office located at their home campus for supplementary information on the program. Students can also contact the Financial Aid office located on their home campus to learn more about the MSI program.

Furthermore, LSC offers financial aid advisors to assist students with completing the financial aid process virtually by visiting LoneStar.edu/Financial-Aid.

Head also added that LSC knows that they still face challenges and are committed to working with students to ensure they are doing everything they can to support the students.

Visit http://www.lonestar.edu/ to learn more.

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