Tuition and Financial Aid

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Tuition cost for this Short Term Training program is: ~$5,500

This cost is your total tuition cost for the program, and includes the cost of books and supplies!

Once you are accepted into the program, there are three options for how to pay for this program cost:

  • Pay in full
  • Deferred Note Contract (Payment Plan)
  • Financial Aid

Option 1: Pay the full cost up front.

You may choose to pay for the full cost of the program up front. Payment is due by the date of program orientation in mid-December.

Option 2: Complete a payment plan.

You may also choose to file a payment plan with the Short Term Training department!

If you file a deferred note contract with the Short Term Training department, payment is broken down in the following way:

  • Half of the program must be paid up front by the date of program orientation. ($2750 + $15 processing fee)
  • The rest of the program is paid in two monthly installments. ($1375 each)

Short Term Training offers the payment plan to all admitted students of the Phlebotomy program if they choose to participate.

Option 3: Financial Aid IS available for this short term training program!

In order to qualify, students must meet regular financial aid criteria. This means that they must:

  • File for FAFSA for the applicable school year
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Be admitted to LBCC
  • NOT be in default or owe repayment of any grant

In addition, students who wish to pay for the program using financial aid must pay a non-refundable $415 deposit before the program starts. Financial aid CANNOT be used to pay for this deposit, BUT this money will eventually come back to students as financial aid distributes.

Financial aid pays in TWO INSTALLMENTS:

  • First half: during the second week of the program.
  • Second half: after midterm grades have been reported. 
  • Continued support from financial aid depends upon passing grades in all classes (C average or better).

Financial aid must pay for the program BEFORE it pays you!

The total program tuition must be paid in full before students receive money from Financial Aid for living expenses, etc. ALL grants and loans through Financial Aid will apply to the program tuition FIRST. Because of this stipulation, students often do not receive money for living expenses until the second distribution, after midterm grades have been reported.

Students should be sure to:

  • Prepare a budget.
  • Make a plan to see if they have enough money to cover the cost of the program AND expenses.
  • Have funds to cover living expenses, i.e. rent, food, gas, insurance, utilities, emergencies.

Often, students must depend upon family members, savings, or other sources of funding for the program BEFORE they receive money from Financial Aid.

Dropouts and Withdrawals:

If students receive money from Financial Aid and THEN decide to drop out of the program, they may be subject to Title IV return calculation and may need to repay aid.

All financial aid for short term training is based on passing grades - that is, C averages or better. If a student does not receive passing grades in their classes, then they may lose access to financial aid.

Financial aid CANNOT be used to pay the $415 program deposit.

Short Term Trainings are Terminal Programs

If students receive money from Financial Aid to pay for this program, Financial Aid's expectation is that the student will enter the workforce in a relevant field for 2-3 years BEFORE they apply for additional aid.

Example: a student who takes the Phlebotomy program must work as a phlebotomist for 2-3 years after graduation BEFORE applying for financial aid for the training they plan to take in Medical Assisting. Financial Aid may not award them grants or loans if they apply for the Medical Assisting training before they complete 2 years working as a phlebotomist.

Scholarship Opportunities

There are a number of scholarship opportunities available for students at LBCC looking to go into a healthcare field. Browse through the following databases to find the right options for you:

Questions? Concerns? Here's who to contact:

LBCC Financial Aid

LBCC's Financial Aid Director:

          Elaine Robinson


Our Program:

Becca Otto

Program Assistant


Lorraine Lara

Program Advisor


Stacy Mallory

Program Director