A grant is a financial aid award that does not have to be repaid unless, for example, the student withdraws from school or does not meet satisfactory academic progress and owes a refund. Grants are need-based awards most commonly funded through the U.S. Department of Education including the Federal Pell Grant Program. 


Work where you study! Student Employment programs at Lake-Sumter State College are intended to provide real-world job experiences for students, including application and interview processes, on-the-job training and experiences, and professional soft skills.

LSSC student employee supervisors will work with student employees on their work schedules to ensure that education is the priority. The federal student employment programs at LSSC are administered without regard to race, creed, color, sex, physical disability, or national origin.

The benefits of working for LSSC:

  • Earn funds to help pay for your educational expenses
  • Gain valuable work experience to enhance your educational and/or occupational goals
  • Create bonds with other students and staff at LSSC
  • Learn new skills for your future employment

Direct Loans 

Loans are available to students and parent(s) to help meet the cost of education after all other funding options have been exhausted. Student loans can be used to cover the cost of tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing, food, and transportation. Unlike scholarships, loans must be repaid so students should only borrow what is necessary to cover these expenses. Your eligibility for a Direct Loan is part of your Financial Aid Offer.  You are not required to take out all or any of the Direct Loans offered to you.  You can accept, decrease or decline your Direct Loan offer through your myLSSC account, under your financial aid offer.