For Immediate Release:
December 29, 2008
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Santa Claus will pay another visit to the area in January when scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to three lucky new students at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC). In this case, Santa is actually the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., which is supported by generous donors throughout the eight localities the College serves.
The scholarships will be awarded at the following new student orientation sessions:
- Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Fauquier Campus
- Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Middletown Campus
- Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, from noon to 4 p.m. – Middletown Campus
Everyone who attends one of the above new student orientation sessions will be entered into a drawing to receive a scholarship. One name will be drawn at each new student orientation, and the scholarships will be applied to the total cost of the students’ tuition. The funds can be used for spring 2009, and the funds remaining can be used for summer 2009 and/or fall 2009.
Linnie Carter, the vice president of college advancement at LFCC and executive director of the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., said, “The Foundation is delighted to give these gifts to our new students. When I learned that some of our new students were enthusiastic and excited about attending the College but simply could not afford to pay the tuition, the Foundation took immediate action. These are tough economic times for everyone – especially our students. It is heartbreaking to not be able to assist everyone who needs a helping hand. But it is certainly rewarding to be able to help those who truly want to better their lives and become productive citizens. Our donors give to the Foundation for these types of reasons, and so we are happy to play Santa!”
LFCC will hold late Web and on-campus registration for the spring 2009 semester from Jan. 5 through 9, 2009. Payment is due at the time of registration. Spring classes begin on Jan. 10, 2009.
In addition to traditional classes, LFCC is offering two innovative, convenient scheduling options for students. Students may enroll in a first and/or second eight-week session, allowing for expanded scheduling opportunities and enabling them to take an entire semester of classes in just eight weeks. A second choice affords students the opportunity to take up to a full load of select classes by attending only on Fridays and Saturdays.
Individuals interested in attending LFCC must first complete and submit a free application for admission to the College. For faster service, an online application is available at https://lfcc.edu/apply. Once the application has been submitted, prospective students should print a copy as confirmation of their acceptance to LFCC. It is important that students record their student identification (ID) number. This number is the key to their student records.
Before new students can register for classes, they must attend a new student orientation session. Students must reserve a spot and attend the entire session in order to register for classes. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Space is limited for each session, so students should reserve a spot as soon as possible by visiting http://www.lfcc.edu/future-students/admissions-registration/step-by-step/new-student-orientation-registration/index.html.
The printed schedule of classes is available at LFCC’s Fauquier and Middletown Campuses and the Luray-Page County Center as well as online at http://www.lfcc.edu/future-students/class-schedule-411/index.html.
Tuition for the spring 2009 semester for Virginia residents is $81.65 per credit hour, and tuition for out-of-state residents is $253.80 per credit hour, not including applicable fees. To assist students with tuition payments, LFCC provides students with information about an interest-free tuition payment plan. For more information, students can visit http://www.lfcc.edu/about-the-college/office-of-financial-and-administrative-services/business-office-and-procurement/tuition/payment-information/index.html.
For more information about the admissions process, individuals may contact the Office of Student Success at the Fauquier Campus at 540-351-1507 or the Middletown Campus at 540-868-7110. Individuals may also contact the Luray-Page County Center at 540-843-0722.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.