About the University Partnership

The University Partnership at Lorain County Community College was created to bring bachelor's and graduate degrees to the residents of Lorain County. Under this partnership, many of the finest universities in Ohio offer programs to students right on the Lorain County Community College campus. The four-year institutions offer all courses required for the completion of the bachelor's degree programs or the fulfillment of requirements for graduate or certificate programs. Lorain County Community College's University Partnership coordinates the delivery of the degree programs. Partner institutions provide the faculty and curriculum.

The University Center building, which opened on October 22, 1998, houses the University Partnership, the partners' offices, classrooms, computer labs and interactive video distance-learning classrooms.

Some University Partnership courses are offered in the University Partnership Ridge Campus, which opened on January 7, 2013.  Currently, the University of Toledo's Computer Science and Engineering program is housed at the UPRC.

Getting Started

Admission, registration, financial aid and payment for courses/programs offered at Lorain County Community College through the University Partnership differ with each institution. Students interested in a specific program should schedule an appointment to meet with the advisor for the program.

The UP list of UPComing Events lists information sessions regarding new and current programs.

Admission

To enroll in a University Partnership program, students must apply for admission to the main campus of the partner university. The ideal approach for admission to a bachelor's degree program is to complete the first two years of college courses (or an associate degree) from Lorain County Community College. Successful completion of the correct courses greatly simplifies admission to an undergraduate program. The University Partnership recommends meeting with an advisor from the partner institution during the first two years at LCCC. LCCC academic advisors assist students in transferring coursework to the partner institution. Once the application to the partner university has been accepted, the student becomes a student of both the University Partnership and a student of that university.

Financial Aid

All financial aid and payment for classes is processed through the partner university's main campus. Students may be eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants or loans. The Lorain County Community College Foundation, through the generous support of private donations, has also made scholarship dollars available to University Partnership students. For more information on the University Partnership Empowerment Award, the University Partnership Scholarship Program, or various scholarships offered by partner universities, please contact the University Partnership office or visit the UP Scholarships website.

Students are urged to complete the proper paperwork and apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form) well in advance of starting classes. Students can contact the partner university for assistance with the financial aid application. Students taking both Lorain County Community College and partner university courses must complete a consortium agreement available through the partner university. 

Registering for Classes

All partner universities offer on-line registration. Please contact the University Partnership advisor for more information.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees will be assessed by the institution in which the student is enrolled, not by Lorain County Community College. Students should contact the university for current tuition and fees. Complete information about payment and refund policies is available from the partnership representatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

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