Lansing Community College

LCC maintains some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, while also providing some of the best programs in the nation. Estimated program costs are located on the program pages or you can use the cost calculators below to get a good idea of your anticipated costs.

Tuition and Fees

To calculate your tuition and fees, you must consider the following items which apply to your student schedule:

Tuition Rates (per billing hour)

The cost for attending a course is determined by the course's billing hours, instead of credit hours. A billing hour represents an amount of time that a student spends in direct contact with an instructor, in lab, or with laboratory equipment.

College District Resident Students - $120*

Resident students have lived for four months or more within one of the 15 school districts listed below and pay property taxes to support LCC's budget. School districts include:

School Districts included in LCC District

Bath Haslett Okemos
Dansville Holt/Dimondale Stockbridge
Dewitt Lansing Waverly
East Lansing Leslie Webberville
Grand Ledge Mason Williamston
In-State Students - $240*

If you reside in Michigan, but not in one of the above 15 school districts, you are an in-state student.

Out-of-State Students - $360*

If you live outside of Michigan, you are an out-of-state student.

International Students - $420*

If you have been admitted to the United States on a temporary, non-resident status, you are classified as an international student.

Senior Citizens*

If you're age 62 or older on the first day of the semester and a resident of the LCC district four months prior to the beginning of the semester in which you register, you now qualify for a reduced tuition rate of $60.00 per billing hour on classes at LCC. (Note: Michigan residents living outside the LCC district qualify for a reduced rate of $120 per billing hour.) These rates apply to LCC classes taken for audit or credit. Classes with zero billable hours are not covered by the tuition rate reduction. For details, stop by the StarZone or call 517-483-1957.

  • Registration Fee - $25*
    The registration fee is applied to each semester you are enrolled, and pays for some of the cost of registration.
  • Student Support Fee - $15*
    Fee includes student support services such as tutoring, advising, counseling, library, computer lab and parking (this fee is charged per billable hour).
  • Course Fee *
    Course fees vary and apply to courses requiring specialized supplies, equipment, facilities, and other instructional resources unique to the individual course.

*Tuition and Fees are subject to change by action of the LCC Board of Trustees.

About Billing Hours

What is a billing hour?

The cost for attending a course is determined by the course's billing hours, instead of credit hours. A billing hour represents an amount of time that a student spends in direct contact with an instructor or with laboratory equipment.

How are billing hours for a course determined?

Several factors are considered in determining the billing hours of a course. The main factor is the number of hours the student is expected to either be in a class or in another "instructional" setting (such as a lab) in a typical week for a full semester course. LCC courses range from one billing hour to more than 10 billing hours per course. The billing system caps the number of billing hours that can be added to a course. For the majority of courses at LCC, the credit hours and the billing hours are the same.

Cost Comparison

Estimated Tuition and Fees for Academic Year

Central Michigan University $13,650
Eastern Michigan University $16,410
Ferris State University $13,076
Grand Valley State University $13,952
Lake Superior State University $13,728
Michigan State University $15,372
Michigan Technological University $17,614
Northern Michigan University $12,648
Oakland University $14,476
Saginaw Valley State University $11,565
University of Michigan: Ann Arbor $16,736
University of Michigan: Dearborn $14,320
University of Michigan: Flint $13,242
Wayne State University $14,675
Western Michigan University $14,623
Source- IPEDS College Navigator (2022-23 reported data: in-state tuition and on-campus room & board) Estimated costs listed above are subject to change without notice.

Financial Resources

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Tuition Cost Estimator

The Course Tuition Cost Estimator will give you a rough estimate of the tuition and fee charges for one or more courses you plan to enroll in. This is a tool to help you plan prior to registering for courses.

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Net Price Calculator

This tool can be used to receive an estimate of how much students similar to you paid to attend Lansing Community College during the current academic year.

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The StarZone is home to many student service departments such as admissions, academic advising, financial aid, student finance, testing and more! Visit the Enrollment Support Specialists in the StarZone for help with admissions, class registration, general financial aid questions and more.

Student chats with helper at the StarZone in the Gannon building

Phone: 517-483-1200
Toll Free: 800-644-4522
Fax: 517-483-9668

Downtown Campus
Gannon Building
411 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

StarZone Hours
Campus Map

Other Contacts

Registrar's Office

Phone: 517-483-1200 option 2
Online Chat

Financial Aid

Phone: 517-483-1200 option 1

Academic Advising

Phone: 517-483-1200 option 4

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