University description (as per official university website)
Lamar University opened its first extension center in Orange in the fall of 1969 with classes in the former Tilley Elementary School. In 1971 the Texas Legislature passed legislation allowing Lamar University to operate a two-year educational center, thus removing the extension status and allowing students to take two full years of coursework on the Orange campus.
In 1971 fire destroyed the building, and a spirited community-wide fundraising effort netted more than $250,00 for the purchase of the former Sabine Supply Company building, located at 410 Front St., Orange. Classes began at the new location in the fall of 1971.
Since that time facilities, enrollment and course offerings have grown steadily. Instructional programs are offered in five divisions: liberal arts, mathematics and science, business and technology, education and allied health.
General Admission Policy
Lamar State College-Orange welcomes any student interested in education and personal improvement. As a two-year, lower-division component of the Texas State University System, the Lamar State College-Orange campus offers educational opportunity to all citizens through an open-door policy that admits all students who can benefit from post-secondary education. Lamar State College-Orange believes that each individual student is important and welcomes students with diverse backgrounds and needs.
Many students are not aware they may be eligible for financial assistance to help them attend college. These funds are intended to supplement the student's financial contribution to their educations.
Numerous types of aid are available. The financial aid staff at LSC-O is eager to help with the application process, but the applicant has the responsibility of completing paperwork in a timely manner.
Not sure where to start? All students must complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Lamar State College-Orange is committed to assisting students who require financial assistance to attend college. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are required for all needs-based financial aid programs and a separate institutional application is required for all scholarship. Scholarship applications and are available from the Financial Aid Office. The FAFSA may also be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.