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LCSC revamps summer school, offers discounted rate

LEWISTON, Idaho – To better serve students who are interested in completing a degree in a more timely fashion, Lewis-Clark State College will roll out a number of enhancements to its summer programs this year, LCSC President J. Anthony Fernandez announced on Thursday. 

Included in the overhaul is an 18.5 percent reduction in the summer cost per credit for the next two years. Instead of paying $307 per credit, which is LCSC’s standard rate for spring and fall, summer students will pay $250. Summer financial aid is also available for qualifying students. 

“This is the latest of many initiatives to provide increased access to higher education,” said Fernandez, who saw Lewis-Clark State graduate a record number of students last spring. “LCSC meets students where they are and helps them get to where they want to go.” 

The college has also taken a close look at its summer curriculum and has worked to build a menu of courses which better matches the needs of summer students. Available summer classes now include a broad selection of general education courses, both lower and upper division, along with program courses offered by the business, education and kinesiology, humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, nursing and health sciences, and social sciences divisions. 

“LCSC is committed to facilitating timely graduation of our students,” said Lori Stinson, LCSC provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The enhanced and stable selection of summer session courses supports students in completion of their programs of study. Summer session also lends support to our high enrollment majors and facilitates a smoother transition for students transferring from state and regional community colleges.” 

Courses are available in both online and traditional on-campus delivery formats. A complete list is available here: Summer Classes. In the future, administrators say LCSC will look to expand summer offerings even further to include additional programs and divisions. 

Open registration for summer begins April 15, though currently enrolled LCSC students can register during advanced registration April 11-14. Summer school is divided into four sessions with the first running from May 23 - June 20, the second from May 23 - July 18, the third from May 23 - Aug. 8, and the fourth from June 13 - Aug. 8. For more information or to register call 208-792-2210 or visit www.lcsc.edu/apply