When beginning your academic journey at Laurel Ridge Community College, it can be a challenge to know what resources are available and how to access them, so we put together a quick reference of the resources to help you navigate the process and answer any questions.
Please Note: Your registration is not complete until the tuition is paid or aid in place.
Complete Your AcademicWorks Application
All students are strongly encouraged to complete the General Application in AcademicWorks.
This simple 5 minute application helps Laurel Ridge match you with the following funds:
Apply today at: laurelridge.edu/scholarships
Complete Your FAFSA
We advise all students planning to complete a degree or certificate at Laurel Ridge CC to apply for Financial Aid. Just by completing the FAFSA, we are able to determine your eligibility for:
- Federal Grants
- Federal Loan
- Federal Work-study
- State Grants
- Some Scholarships
Check out the Financial Aid Home Page to get started: laurelridge.edu/finaid
Apply for Community Scholarships
Scholarship opportunities from local, regional, and national organizations are frequently shared with us. When selected, the organization would send the funds to the Business Office to be applied to your account.
We encourage you to check it frequently for new opportunities at: laurelridge.edu/communityscholarships
Use Your Veterans Benefits
We are proud to serve veterans and their families, and work to go above and beyond to ensure their academic needs are met.
To begin the process of using your benefits, start here: laurelridge.edu/veterans
Use Your Education Savings Plan (529)
Using your Education Savings Plan to pay for your educational expenses, this is considered a Third-Party Billing.
There are a few additional steps needed to ensure the funds each semester, learn more here: laurelridge.edu/thirdparty
Apply for a Payment Plan
Tuition payment plans spread out college tuition into installments so you can pay over the course of the semester instead of making one lump sum payment upfront. They can also be a great alternative to borrowing loans.
Learn more about the current Payment Plan options and how to sign up at: laurelridge.edu/paymentplan
Other Payment Information
Tuition amount and account balances for the current semester are posted in the Student Information System (SIS). You will also receive reminders of upcoming payment deadlines by email and phone, be sure to keep your contact information current in SIS.
View the current payment deadlines and payment methods at: laurelridge.edu/payment