Lone Star College has announced it is waiving distance fees for classes that are transitioning to an online format and that it is delaying its tuition rate increase.

According to a March 25 press release, the waived fees also include the eight-week term, any remaining Next Start classes, May Mini-Mester, Summer I and Summer II distance learning classes.

LSC Chancellor Stephen Head said this decision was made due to LSC's financial standing and to keep financial uncertainty from preventing students from finishing their education.

"Given the current circumstances facing our students and our country, Lone Star College recognizes that now is not the time to increase rates on students and has delayed this increase until spring 2021,” Head said.

Information will be provided to students by April 10 on which classes will be shifted online.