Lone Star College moves drop date, refunds for students to May 1

Students can now drop courses until May 1. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
Students can now drop courses until May 1. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Students can now drop courses until May 1. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College announced it has moved its drop date—the day for students to drop out of classes with a refund if they have been impacted by coronavirus—to May 1.

During a special meeting April 9, LSC Chancellor Stephen Head said the college will be able to use some of the $28 million it is receiving in stimulus funding to provide refunds to students who are unable to attend classes that have moved online.

"Last year, we had about 1,900 students that dropped," Head said. "So far, we've only had about 200 that have dropped, but we have moved the drop date back to give faculty more time to work with students. We will see what happens."

Head said the priority is keeping students enrolled, but around $1 million in stimulus funding is being budgeted if refunds are needed.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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