Why LFCC? Benefits of attending Lord Fairfax Community College

Teacher_StudentHigh quality of education!

  • LFCC offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from! Check out all that LFCC has to offer here!
  • Our faculty is very knowledgeable in their specific subject areas. Many have real-world experience in a field which they are able to bring to the classroom and share with their students and have spent a number of years teaching. 

Convenient locations!

  • Stay close to home while taking classes that pertain to your future career goals! 
  • LFCC has four locations.
  • LFCC also offers a number of online classes and programs! You can complete your entire Associate of Arts and Science degree in Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Business Administration completely online! Check out some benefits of online learning here! What a great way to work toward your degree or certificate on your own schedule, and from the comfort of your own home!

Affordable tuition!

Did you know that LFCC is only about 1/3 of the cost of attending an average 4-year public institution in Virginia? 

Cost comparison: 

  • One credit at LFCC costs $165.15 compared to $330.63 at the average 4-year public institution. Visit https://www.vawizard.org/vccs/FinAidCostCompare.action
  • For more information on tuition and paying for college, visit the Business Office’s webpage.  

Opportunities for financial assistance

  • LFCC is proud to offer our students a number of ways to help pay for the cost of attending college. Our students may receive financial aid in the way of grants, scholarships, work-study employment positions, and student loans. 
  • To apply for financial aid, begin by filling out a FAFSA form for the 2014-2015 academic year by visiting www.fafsa.gov
  • Scholarships are distributed once a year. For more information and an application, visit www.lfcc.edu/scholarships
  • For additional information on financial aid, visit www.lfcc.edu/finaid

Guaranteed transfer agreements

  • Interested in attending a 4-year college or university to pursue your bachelor’s degree? LFCC has over 40 guaranteed transfer agreements with institutions to help you have a smooth, seamless, and GUARANTEED transfer process! 
  • If you finish an associate of arts & science degree (“transfer degree”) from LFCC and meet the qualifications specific to each 4-year school, you can have AUTOMATIC acceptance into that institution to finish up your bachelor’s degree! No more playing the “waiting game”—know ahead of time what it takes for you to get accepted into the school of your choice!
  • For a complete listing of guaranteed admissions agreements, as well as additional information on the transfer process, visit www.lfcc.edu/transfer

Small classroom sizes

  • At LFCC, a typical class has no more than 24 students. Smaller classroom sizes will help you to get to know your fellow classmates and develop a more personal relationship with your instructors. At LFCC, our teachers will know you as a person—not just a number! 

Meet new friends and make lasting relationships

  • Over 9,500 students are enrolled at LFCC and our school serves the counties of Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Fauquier, Clarke and Rappahannock and the city of Winchester. So you are guaranteed to meet someone new!
  • LFCC offers a number of ways to get plugged in to the campus community and socialize with new people. Whether you want to join a student club, play on an athletic team, or just hang out at an event and have a little fun, LFCC has plenty of ways for you to get involved on campus. 

Academic and student support programs

  • At LFCC, our number one goal is to see our students succeed. If you ever need extra assistance in a class, you can sign up for free tutoring! Or, you can drop in during our scheduled learning lab hours to get extra assistance from our professors. 
  • LFCC can also help students by providing counseling services, academic advising, TRIO programming, and career counseling. 

Approachable staff

Our faculty and staff are all united by the single goal of promoting the success of our students. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the LFCC team. YOU are important to us!