Lenoir Community College believes that no person who has ability and motivation should be deprived of the advantages of a college education due to a lack of funds. The College provides limited student financial assistance through grants, scholarships, and student employment. Inquiries concerning student aid should be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid.
Students should complete the application process by the following deadlines:
The eligibility requirements:
- To be considered for financial aid at Lenoir Community College students must:
- Have a high school diploma (not a certificate of attendance), a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma certificate, or an adult High School diploma.
- Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program working toward a degree, diploma, or certificate.
- Students who will be attending other accredited colleges/universities must submit consortium agreements to the Office of Financial Aid.
To receive Federal and/or State grants students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed every academic year a student plans to receive Financial Aid.
Procedures for Applying for Student Aid (Allow 3 Weeks to Process)
- Before beginning the FAFSA, students are required to create a FSA ID, made up of a username and password. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.
- Students can create a FSA ID on the web at https://fsaid.ed.gov/. If the student is dependent and providing parental information on the FAFSA, the parent should also create a FSA ID.
- Students may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. FAFSA on the Web worksheets are available in the Office of Financial Aid to assist students with this process.
- For Lenoir Community College to receive the information submitted on the FAFSA, students should include the Title IV code for the College – 002940.
- After the application is electronically submitted, students should print a Confirmation Page and save it for their records. Students will receive an email from the Department of Education once the application has been processed.
- After your application is processed if necessary to make corrections you must log into your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov or contact the Office of Financial Aid.
- Students may be selected for review in a process called “verification”. In this process, the Office of Financial Aid will request documentation to verify information reported on the FAFSA. Documentation may be requested for both the student and parent for dependent students or for both the student and spouse for independent students. Information requested may consist of but is not limited to, proof of income such as tax information obtained from the IRS Data Retrieval System or an IRS Tax Transcript, W-2’s for each source of employment to verify any untaxed income, SNAP benefits, Household Size, and Child Support.
- Once a student’s file has been completed, financial aid is awarded.
- Award letters are available on myLCC.
Federal Pell Grant Program
The Federal Pell Grant is Title IV Federal Student Aid and is considered to be the basic source of aid to students. Eligibility is determined from information received in the FAFSA. For the 2021–2022 school year the Pell Grant ranges from $672.00 to $6,495.00 per year based on full time enrollment (12 credit/450 hours each semester). The amounts may be prorated for three-quarter time, half-time, and less than half-time enrollment.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG is a grant to help students offset their educational expenses after high school. It is for under- graduates only with exceptional financial need (students with a very low Expected Family Contribution on their FAFSA), and it does not have to be paid back. Eligible students will receive an award amount determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
North Carolina Community College Grant
The North Carolina Community College Grant is a need-based grant designed to offset the tuition, fees, and bookstore charges of students receiving less than maximum Pell Grant awards. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements for federal and state funding. Students must have completed the FAFSA and have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) that falls within a determined range set by the state of NC. Students must also be NC residents and enroll at least half-time (six credit hours).
Child Care Grant
The Office of Financial Aid administers the Child Care Grant program funded through the North Carolina Community College System. Funds are to be used to assist student-parents with their child care needs. Funds are provided directly to approved child care providers. Child Care Grants are available for students enrolled full-time at Lenoir Community College. Grants are limited and are based on “greatest need.” In order to be considered for these grants, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), maintain satisfactory academic progress, complete a Child Care Assistance application, and have at least one child enrolled in a licensed center. Priority is given to returning, low income parents who are not receiving aid from another source. The grant is only available during the fall and spring semesters of each school year. Applications are available online under financial aid forms.
North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship
The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina resident students attending college and universities located in North Carolina. Students must have completed the FAFSA and have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) that falls within a determined range set by the state of NC. Students must also be NC residents and enroll at least half-time (six credit hours).
North Carolina Less than Half-Time Grant
The North Carolina Less than Half-Time Grant is a need-based grant which is available for students who have completed the FAFSA and who are enrolled in one to five credit hours. The student’s EFC must fall within the eligible range. Students will be paid based on the number of credits for which they are enrolled.
North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant
The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who will attend one of the state’s community colleges starting in the Fall 2021 semester. High school students may be eligible to receive this grant for tuition and fees toward a degree or attain transfer credit. The Longleaf Commitment Grant Program ends after the 2023 spring semester.
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- Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2021
- Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
- Be a first-time college student (Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College High School students are eligible)
- Enroll in a curriculum program during the 2021-22 academic year
- Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 - $15,000. (“EFC” is based upon student’s FAFSA determination)
- Renew FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the college
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by a selection committee. Applicants for scholarships must enroll, demonstrate academic promise, participate in school and community activities, and show some financial need. The scholarship application deadline is the last Friday in March each year. These scholarships are funded by the following gifts to the College and the Lenoir Community College Foundation, Incorporated.
The scholarship application is available at https://forms.lenoircc.edu/Forms/Foundation/application.php.
Lenoir Community College Foundation Endowed Scholarships
Doris Taylor Ahlsen
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Eddie Morton (Bug) Banks
Dr. Donald E. Becker Memorial
Eloise C. and Harvey E. Beech
E. K. Best, Jr. Memorial
W. Robert and Suzanne S. Bizzell Health Sciences
Lonnie H. and Betty B. Blizzard
Mildred Dare Blizzard
Bojangles’/Tands, Inc./McRae & Associates
Jean P. and Peggy Booth Memorial
John Hood Brewer Memorial
Brantley and Eugenia Casey Briley
Thomas Edward and Mozelle Hodges Briley
Ruby Boone and Vivian Brock
The Brody Brothers’
Frank and Sandra Brooks
Mildred Quinn Buchan Memorial
Henry H. and Vera F. Bullock Memorial
Bradley Blair (Brad) Burmahl Memorial
Bruce Cannon Memorial
Cannon Family Foundation
William T. and Imogene Sutton Casey
Glenn F. and Joyce Gilbert Cherry
Paul and Debbie Chused
Rita Grady Clark
Charles Coward/Al Sutton
Philip H. Crawford, Jr. and Persis Hodges Crawford Memorial
Nell and Ford Dabney Scholars
Robert L. (Bobby) and Annette L. Daughety
William H. and Clarice P. Davenport
Gretchen and Minerva Davis
Gretchen and Minerva Davis Continuing Education
Davis Wholesale Tire Company
Violet R. Dawson/Champions Health & Fitness Memorial Athletic
Tharon Harper Deaver
D. Downie and K. Statum Graphics Faculty
Dr. Shirley L. Dove
Eastern North Carolina Bluegrass Association
E. Merle Edwards
Henry A. and Lucile Reed Edwards
Dexter E. and Dorothy M. Floyd
Gregory E. and Jennifer Floyd
Ben and Norma Fountain Fund
Edward Earle Franck
Robert and Suzanne Gallaher
Denny and Jean Garner
Albert Lionel Garner Memorial
Joe D. and Marilynn Ferrell Gay Memorial
Gail G. Grant Memorial
Andrew Oscar Greene Memorial
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Memorial
Gene Haas Foundation
Jack P. Hankins
Kathryne C. Hankins
James R. (Doc) and Frances Petteway Harper Memorial
Dr. and Mrs. Jack Harrell
C. Felix Harvey, Sr.
Margaret Blount Harvey Early Childhood Education
Harriet Taylor Herring LPN
Harriet Taylor Herring RN
William I. Herring, Sr. Memorial
Russell Curtis Hill Memorial
Fodie H. Hodges Memorial
Graham and Carolyn Hodges Memorial
James R. and Carol M. Hood
John C. and Scarlett Howard
Irene Smith Howell
Gaines Barrett (Barry) Huneycutt, Jr.
Rusty and Kim Hunt
George Dewey and Jessie Heath Jenkins Memorial
The Jones County
Kenneth W. and Gracie Taylor Jones
Laura B. Jones
Roland J. and Eleanor L. Jones
Roy E. and Brenda M. Jones
Stephanie M. Jones Memorial
Sue Marcom Jones Memorial
Martha Wooten Kallam/Arc of Lenoir County Memorial
Kinston Business and Professional Women’s Club
Kinston Exchange Club/Billy C. White Memorial
Kinston Rotary Club
Clayton G. Koonce Memorial
Bradley Scott Lanier Memorial
Richard Floyd (Rick) Lennon Memorial
Lions Industries for the Blind
Milton M. (Mac) Lovick Memorial
W. W. and Jeanette Lowery
Pat and Jim MacNeill
Graham W. and Jean M. Mallard
Christine Suggs Maroules
Christopher Maroules, Sr.
John Franklin and Lucy Wood Marston
George C. and Mildred Boney Matthis
Helen McDaniel Memorial
Jesse L. and Joyce P. McDaniel
Medical and/or Science Careers
Paula Cogdell Melvin Memorial
John and Mary Nicey Clements and Henry Dail (Dink) Meready
Montgomery’s Math & Science
E. Fred and Louise D. Moore
Rena Ritch and Mark Norcross
Drs. James and Elizabeth Odham
Frances Carr Parker
Frances Carr Parker Culinary
Joseph C. and Eunice B. Parker
James M. and Erwin W. Parrott
Wodfin Pierce and Daisy Fuller Patterson
Roland L. Paylor, Jr./Robert (R.L.) L. Joyner
Rickie Allen Pearson, Jr. Memorial
James and Rebecca Perry Foundation
James and Rebecca Perry Foundation, II
Horace and Agnes Faye Phillips
Pink Hill Medical
Kathryn and Leroy Pittman
W. Roy and Mary R. Poole
Dr. Rose Pully
John Wesley Rains/Machining Technology
Irma J. and Dr. C. B. Randall
Mayor and Mrs. O. A. (Buddy) Ritch
Dr. Frank Rocker, Jr.
Sarah Peedin Rose Memorial
James C. and Angeline S. Shell
P. E. and Leta Shoulars
Leona Bryant Smith RN Memorial
Southwest Christian Church Memorial
Southwest Christian Church, Jerry Z. and Effie C. Sutton Memorial
Victor C. Spence Memorial
John (Jake) P. and Eugenia R. Strother Memorial
Ned M. and Elsie Croom Stroud Memorial
Betty and Bill Stump Memorial
Richard Vance Surles Memorial
Robert J. Sutton Family
Leroy and Blanche Taylor
Shirley H. Taylor Memorial
Kenneth and Lou Ann Tetterton
Alice Starr Tingle Entrepreneur/Government Leadership
Dalton B. Tripp
Emily Brown Tripp Memorial
James (Jamie) H. Tripp Memorial
Shirley Jenkins Tripp Memorial
Ronald and Ellen Turnage Memorial
Lynwood C. and Grace J. Turner Memorial
George E. and Betsy P. Vick Memorial
Bobby R. and Ella W. Wade
Anne E. and William B. Wallace, Jr.
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial
Charles Albert Waller
Robert Forrest and Marie Buchan Waller
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
West Pharmaceutical Services
Richard and Edna Whaley
Lester and Geraldine White - Richardson and Margaret Richardson Memorial
Isaac, Frances, Marietta, and Rachel Whitfield Memorial
G. Herbert Whitfield Memorial
William W. and Mary J. Whittington
Joseph Keith Williams Memorial
Walter and Marie Williams
Harvey Sharp Wooten
Lenoir Community College Foundation Funds Held for Endowment
Charlie H. and Bille J. Albritton
Young H. Allen
Robert (Rock) Anderson Athletic
James E. and Annie J. Blue
Eugenia Casey Briley
The Cherry Family
Clarke and Richardson
Donald “Donnie” Civils, Jr. Memorial
Bobby Ray and Joyce Sutton-Dawson
Heather Richardson Gagnon Memorial
L. G. and Lillie Grady
The Grimes Family
Angela Whitfield Harper Memorial
Earl and Carol Harper
Maude and Bruce Heath Memorial
Whitford and Gladys Hill
Jumping Run Church
Lawrence and Lois King
Harry L. and Grace W. Malone Memorial
Forest and Christine McCullen Memorial Psychology
Jessica Ramsey Memorial
Sale Auto Mall Fund
Edward T. and Mildred W. Sessoms
Selma Wells Skinner Memorial
Herbert (Herb) Ingram Spear, Sr. Memorial
W. Tyson Stewart Memorial
Dr. Patricia M. Stroud Memorial
Paul and Frances Taylor Memorial
Wilda Robinson Turner Memorial
Gordon and Linda Vermillion
Annie Julia Waller and Otis Clark Tutt
Dr. Alexis Barwick Welch and Mr. Larry C. Welch
Gary and Sue Woodyard Educational
Lenoir Community College will accept third-party scholarships that are submitted to the Office of Financial Aid on the student’s behalf. Scholarship funds will be divided evenly between the fall and spring semester upon receipt, unless other instructions are given by the awarding agency. For more information on the processing procedures of third-party scholarships contact the Office of Financial Aid.
LCC Guarantee Scholarship
The LCC Guarantee scholarship invests in high-achieving students who choose Lenoir Community College as their launching point to college transfer and career opportunities. Start your college experience at LCC and transfer to a four-year college or university by enrolling in one of our university transfer programs.
- Eligibility–How to engage your guarantee
- Graduate from a service area high school–public, private, or homeschool–with NC resident eligibility
- Complete 9 CCP credits with a C or better
- Graduate high school with a 3.0+ unweighted GPA
- Enroll as a full-time student the following fall semester after high school graduation
- The LCC Guarantee covers all in-state tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or scholarships.
- Complete the FAFSA and LCC Scholarship application by the last Friday in March each year
- Enroll full-time, at least 12 credit hours (based on degree plan) at LCC in a curriculum Degree, Diploma, or Certificate program
- Maximum eligibility of 60 credit hour
- No break in attendance between semesters
- Maintain Eligibility–Guaranteed Achievement
- Complete at least 12 credit hours each semester, based on degree plan
- Maintain a college GPA of 3.0+ to renew each semester
- Allow no more than one program of study change
- Participate in at least one LCC sponsored club, sport, or work-based learning course each semester
- Meet two times each semester with the assigned academic advisor
- Have no discipline-related suspensions
3. What is not covered–guaranteed coverage
- All in-state tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or scholarships
- Required general student fees are covered
- Book costs and program-specific fees are not covered
- LCC reserves the right to limit the number of awards. Apply early!
- Goals of Scholarship
- Guaranteed investment in students and community
- Provide an affordable avenue to college and reduce the need for student borrowing
- Reward highly prepared students
- Encourage students to work hard and achieve in high school
- Enhance student engagement
- Produce degreed students who will be employment ready and benefit local economic development
Additional Information: LCC reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships. The LCC Guarantee covers all in-state tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or scholarships. This program is available to students seeking their first two-year degree.
Student Employment offers students education and job experience that help prepare students for the future. In a more competitive job market, employers seek applicants who have both employment and academic experience. Participants can work with staff members on campus performing various duties. On average, students work approximately 20 hours per week at a rate of $13.00 per hour. Students may be paid with funding from the Federal Work-Study Program or as Technical Assistants.
Federal Work Study is a federally supported employment program through which students are offered jobs to help meet college expenses. Eligibility is contingent on financial need that is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Students must have unmet need to qualify for Federal Work Study. The Technical Assistant program is a state funded, non-need-based employment opportunity for students who wish to earn money while attending college. Funding availability for technical assistants is based on departmental budgets and may fluctuate. For all student employees time sheets are due the fifth day of each month and pay checks are mailed out on the last day of the following month. Student employees are not allowed to work during any scheduled course even if the class is cancelled. Vacant Work Study and Technical Assistant positions are posted online as they become available at https:/www.schooljobs.com/careers/lenoirccedu.
Lenoir Community College does not participate in any U.S. Department of Education student loan programs. Students may seek alternative loans through entities that provide low-interest, long and short-term loans to students with financial need. It is important to remember that all loans must be repaid. Before borrowing, students should consider carefully how much money is needed and the burden of a loan once repayment begins.
Lenoir Community College (Emergency) Loans
There are short-term emergency loans available to students who demonstrate need for loans to cover tuition, fees, or books. The student must have financial aid pending.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards
To be eligible to receive financial aid at Lenoir Community College, a student must meet the College’s satisfactory progress policy (qualitative measurement). The following regulations also apply to financial aid eligibility:
- Eligibility for financial aid is not affected by whether or not the student previously received aid. Aid is based on the cumulative academic record of each student.
- Academic records will be reviewed at the end of each semester. Students will be notified at the end of each semester of their SAP standing.
- GPA: Students must maintain a required cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in order to be eligible to receive assistance. Financial aid will follow the College’s policy for calculating GPA for all courses except remedial courses. Grades of “I” are included in GPA calculations but grades of “W” are not included in GPA.
- Pace: Students must receive a passing grade in 67% of all coursework attempted. Grades of “F” and “W” are not passing grades. The pace of completion is cumulative and includes all coursework attempted excluding remedial credits. Transfer credits accepted are included as both attempted and completed. Incompletes, grades of “I”, are included as attempted but not completed until they are replaced with an accurate grade.
- Repeated courses will count in both GPA calculations and pace of completion calculations.
- REMEDIAL COURSEWORK: Students are restricted to 30 hours of Title IV funding for remedial coursework. Remedial courses are not counted in pace of completion calculations. Remedial courses are factored in GPA calculations in a unique way because only three possible grades can be earned in remedial courses. A grade of “PA” is calculated as 4.00 quality points. A grade of “PB” is calculated as 3.00 quality points. A grade of “R” is calculated as 1.5 quality points.
- MAXIMUM TIMEFRAME: Students must complete their program of study within the 150% maximum timeframe allowed for that program. Once a student reaches the 150% maximum or it becomes evident that the student will not graduate within the 150% maximum timeframe, the student is no longer eligible to receive Title IV funding. Transfer credits that apply to the student’s program of study are included in the 150% timeframe calculation. Credits earned at LCC that apply to the program of study will count toward the 150% maximum timeframe calculation.
- After one semester of enrollment, financial aid students who fail to meet the College’s satisfactory academic progress policy through GPA and/or pace of completion will be placed on Financial Aid Warning. Students in this category may continue to receive financial aid for one additional semester. Students have this one semester period to reestablish satisfactory academic progress. If the student is able to re-establish satisfactory academic progress at the end of the financial aid warning period, the probation is lifted.
- If the requirements for satisfactory academic progress are not met at the end of the warning period, the student is placed on Financial Aid Suspension and their Title IV funding is terminated. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress during the probation semester will become ineligible for aid until their progress is again satisfactory.
- Students who are on Financial Aid suspension because of GPA and/or pace of completion standards can regain their eligibility by taking classes and improving their GPA and/or pace. Once their SAP status meets the 2.0 GPA standard and the 67% completion standard, they will be returned to Satisfactory academic progress standing.
- A student who has become ineligible for financial aid has the opportunity to appeal. Appeals generally given consideration involve students who have experienced: (a) extended illness or hospitalization of the student, (b) an accident which incapacitates the student for an extended period of time, or (c) death or extended illness of an immediate family member which results in greater family responsibilities for the student. The appeal must be in writing and submitted along with supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. The committee will review all documents and notify students of their decision. The decision from the Financial Aid Appeals Committee is final.
- If an appeal is approved by the SAP committee, the student is placed on Financial Aid Probation. All students on probation meet with a counselor to develop an academic plan. The plan is designed to return the student to satisfactory academic progress within one, two or three semesters. Students must meet the standards of their academic plan each semester in order to continue to receive Title IV funding.
- If a student submits a SAP appeal within 3 weeks of or prior to the start date of their first class and the appeal is approved, the academic plan created by the student and counselor will go into effect during the current semester. If the appeal is submitted after the 3-week period the academic plan will begin at the beginning of the subsequent semester.
Student Financial Aid Overpayments
A student who withdraws from the College for any reason during a semester may owe the College a prorated overpayment of the student financial aid received for that semester. Student financial aid is not awarded for courses never attended, audited, started after the 10% census date, and/or cancelled. If aid is awarded and it is discovered at a later date that aid was awarded for courses never attended, audited, attended after the 10% census date, and/or cancelled, the student will owe an overpayment. The Director of Financial Aid will compute the amount of overpayment and notify the student of the amount of overpayment. If the student does not reply to the overpayment notice promptly, then the student will be in violation of the Indebtedness Policy of the College.
Refund Policy for Recipients of Financial Aid
When students withdraw from the College up to the 10% point of the semester, three-quarters of the students’ tuition and all of their student activity fee, technology fee, access fee, and accident insurance fee are refunded to the appropriate financial aid sources. Withdrawing prior to the 60% point of the semester will result in having to repay financial aid (Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant). The Office of Financial Aid will calculate the overpayment from students who withdraw either officially or unofficially (dropped out or are dismissed). Once the calculation is made and the student has an overpayment, the student should contact the Cashier’s Office to make arrangements to repay the balance.
When a cancelled course reduces a student’s enrollment status, all of the student’s tuition is refunded on a prorated basis to the appropriate financial aid sources. In these cases, the student’s Pell Grant overpayment, if any, is reduced by the amount of the refund to the Pell Grant account. When the enrollment status is not reduced, the refund is made to the student.
Financial aid recipients should register each semester during early registration.
Students wishing to apply for student financial aid or students having questions regarding financial aid can contact the Office of Financial Aid at the following address/telephone:
Office of Financial Aid
Lenoir Community College
PO Box 188
Kinston NC 28502-0188
Telephone: 252-527-6223, ext. 371
Veterans Educational Assistance
Lenoir Community College is providing training under Public Law 358, G.I. Bill effective June 1966; Public Law 634, the children and survivors of deceased or disabled veterans; and Public Law 894, disabled veterans and Public Law 98-525, New G.I. Bill enacted October 1984 and under the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. HSE and AHS programs are also approved for those receiving benefits under Public Law 634. Veteran students must maintain satisfactory attendance, conduct, and academic progress, according to the school standards for continuing eligibility for payment. For more specific information on Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements see the section on satisfactory progress policy. Applicants interested in any of the VA educational benefits may contact the LCC Veterans Affairs Representative located in the Office of Financial Aid. Information is also available online at www.gibill.va.gov or by calling 1-888-GI-BILL (1-888-442-4551).
Procedures for applying for Veterans Academic Benefits
Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for a formal determination of eligibility for GI Bill benefits. You may submit your application online by visiting the GI Bill website www.gibill.va.gov. Prior to being certified for benefits, you must submit an official transcript of your High School/High School Equivalency Diploma and from all college/universities you’ve attended to the Office of Admissions. It can take up to 12 weeks for the VA to process an initial eligibility determination request and issue your certificate of eligibility.
To assist students in their academic programs, the College has established a system of academic advising wherein each student is assigned to a faculty member or counselor who serves as the student’s advisor. The advisor helps to plan the student’s academic program, particularly during early registration and registration periods; keeps a record of academic progress; and is available throughout the year for additional advising.
Advisors make every attempt to give effective guidance to students in academic matters and refer students to those qualified to help them in other matters, but the final responsibility for meeting all academic requirements for a selected program rests with the student.
Career Planning and Lancer Career Connections
Career planning services are provided to students and graduates in their search for rewarding careers. Information and guidance are available to aid in career decisions and in job selection. The services are available to all graduates of Lenoir Community College and current curriculum students.
The computerized guidance system NCCareers.org is available to help students select occupations that meet their needs. The system requires its users to thoughtfully consider their needs, interests, values, and abilities and enter their choices into the computer. This is a mechanism to empower major choice and career direction. Students receive printouts of possible career choices along with specific career information. These computerized career guidance programs are available to all students through www.cfnc.org. We also utilize various other and online assessment instruments such as the VitaNavis, SuperStrong assessment and JobsEQ, Career Concourse assessments to match the needs of our students. Educational and career resources are available and include information on educational requirements, personal qualities, job prospects, locations, details on the nature of the work, and salary ranges, as well as area job opportunities listings. In addition, a variety of workshops and events are offered throughout the year to cater to LCC’s student needs.
Students may also access career information and guidance in the NCWorks Career Center through printed materials, various software packages, and Internet web sites.
Lenoir Community College offers a variety of counseling services to assist students in making the most of their opportunities for academic and personal development. Counseling and guidance services are offered free of charge to every student from pre-admissions through graduation. Students may schedule an appointment for counseling sessions, or they may be seen on a walk-in basis. Counselors are available during normal operating hours or by appointment. The Counseling Department is located in the Office of Admissions in the Administration Building. The telephone number is 252-527-6223. Counseling Services help students develop personal awareness and skills necessary to grow and develop in ways that will allow them to accomplish their educational goals. When necessary, assessments are used to help students ascertain their interests and abilities, to help select educational programs, or to gain insight into their personal adjustment.
Services for Students with Disabilities
The Student Support and Accessibility Advisor assists students and coordinates with instructors to provide equal access to opportunities, services, and facilities to all students with documented disabilities. The Student and Accessibility Advisor explores and examines the specialized needs of students with disabilities. The goal is one of inclusion in the life of the College by helping them participate in and benefit from activities enjoyed by all students.
Services for students with disabilities may include comprehensive academic support, accessibility services, and parking, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Students requiring reasonable accommodations should meet with the College’s Student Support and Accessibility Advisor and provide documentation regarding their disability-related needs. All documentation remains confidential. The most appropriate accommodations are determined when in addition to appropriate documentation, there is collaboration between the Student Support and Accessibility Advisor and student.
Students requesting accommodations may receive services beginning with admissions through graduation. Admission to the College and application for disability services are separate processes; however, both applications should be completed during the same timeframe. For additional information about accommodations and support services, contact the Student Support and Accessibility Advisor at 252-527-6223, ext. 331. The College does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, or disability.
A series of programs is provided throughout the year for the cultural, educational, and social enrichment of students.
The College encourages student participation in student organizations and activities. Although student activities are viewed as secondary to the central purpose of academic preparation, they are nevertheless an important phase of student growth and development. Participation in the Student Government Association and on College committees assures students of representation to express their personal views and those of the broader student body related to college affairs. A number of clubs appeal to the special interests of students. Intercollegiate athletics, concerts, lectures, and diversity programs afford students an opportunity for a well-rounded college experience.
Student clubs operate and are supported through the Student Government Association. The College encourages student participation in clubs and organizations. Although student activities are viewed as secondary to the central purpose of academic preparation, they are nevertheless an important phase of student growth and development. The following clubs and organizations are historically functioning on campus
- Advanced Manufacturing Club
- Cosmetology Club
- Early College SGA
- GAIT Imaging
- Human Services Club
- Lamplighters Club
- Medical Assisting Club
- Music, Art, Culture Club (MACC)
- Next Generation Club
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Psychology Club
- Radiant Beams
- Rise with the Sun Club
- Science Club
- Surgical Technology Club
- Transitional & Career Studies
- To be eligible for participation in student activities, a student must be officially registered in classes at the College.
- Part-time students may participate in student activities and may be voting members of, or hold office in, clubs or organizations as provided for in the Constitution and Bylaws.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is designed to promote the general welfare of students in a democratic fashion and to facilitate communication between the student body, the faculty, and the administration. The student government provides a means through which students can promote interest in student activities both on and off campus.
The College is committed to providing comprehensive, quality education to adults in its primary service area and strives to provide programs and activities that enhance the social, cultural, economic, and leadership development of the community.
One way the College meets these needs is through intercollegiate athletics. Intercollegiate athletics offer students an opportunity to develop self-discipline, physical and emotional well-being, and leadership skills which are pertinent to academic success.
Lenoir Community College participates in baseball, men’s basketball, women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball under National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Guidelines. Eligibility of athletes to participate in these sports is predicated upon their making satisfactory academic progress. Academic suspension results in ineligibility to participate regardless of reinstatement.
Recruitment of Athletes
Student athletes are recruited based on their athletic ability and academic potential. Recruitment procedures are based on NJCAA guidelines.
Students on suspension may not participate in athletics. In accordance with regulations of the National Junior College Athletic Association and of Lenoir Community College, to take part in varsity baseball, men’s basketball, women’s soccer, and volleyball, a student must be fulltime and maintain a cumulative average of 2.0 or better. They must also meet first or second season Academic Requirements of the NJCAA.