1098-T forms are used to report information on what you paid in tuition expenses by
colleges and/or universities you attended in the previous calendar year. All colleges
and universities are required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide you
with this information, which you (or someone who can claim you as a dependent) may
use in conjunction with a tax return. To grant LCC access to provide you with the
information electronically, log in to your ctcLink account. From the "Financial Account"
tile, select "1098T," then "View 1098-T." Under "Grant Consent," select yes or no,
then hit submit. If you don't grant consent for electronic access, you won't be able
to retrieve your information online. If you say no or don't grant access, LCC will
send you a paper copy in the mail early in the year to the address we have on file,
in accordance with IRS requirements.
Phone: (360) 442-2214Web: lowercolumbia.edu/ctcLink
Due to Department of Education requirements, you need to inform the college within
14 days if you change your physical location while taking classes. Your physical location
may be different than your mailing (home) address. To update your physical location,
log in to ctcLink and select the "Profile" tile. Select "Addresses" from the menu
on the left. Use the "temporary address" option to enter your physical location if
it is different than your mailing (home) address.
Phone: (360) 442-2370Web: lowercolumbia.edu/ctcLink
LCC's spectacular Rose Center for the Arts offers a rich selection of concerts, plays,
art shows, lectures, writer's workshops, readings and other arts, entertainment and
cultural events. The Art Gallery typically stages two exhibits per quarter (one in
summer). Multiple concerts, including jazz and symphonic bands and several choirs,
are held every quarter in the 500+ seat Wollenberg Auditorium. Plays are held in the
Center Stage Theatre. LCC students are admitted free with valid ID card.
Phone: (360) 442-2510Web: lowercolumbia.edu/aande
All fliers and posters need to be authorized in the Student Activities Office prior
to being posted on any bulletin boards on campus. Any unauthorized posters or fliers
will be taken down.
The LCC Catalog contains a variety of important information, including academic policies,
course descriptions, distribution lists, and degree and certificate requirements.
You can also find archived catalogs on the catalog page, which you may need if you
want to reference the program requirements that were in effect the year you entered
LCC holds a commencement ceremony each June to honor and celebrate the achievements of students earning a
degree, certificate, high school diploma or GED. All graduates are encouraged to participate in commencement. Information about commencement is available at lowercolumbia.edu/commencement.
Bachelor of Applied Science, associate degree and certificate graduates must apply
for graduation via the graduation application available online at lowercolumbia.edu/graduation. Deadlines to apply for graduation are posted on the same page.
Phone: (360) 442-2370Web: lowercolumbia.edu/graduation
Open Doors, HS+, and GED graduates should contact the appropriate department to learn
more about participating in commencement.
Web: Open Doors: lowercolumbia.edu/open-doorsWeb: GED: lowercolumbia.edu/ccp
Do business with LCC online 24/7. Use this secure site to access ctcLink, register
for classes, pay your tuition and fees, sign up for a payment plan, login to Canvas,
view and print your class schedule or unofficial transcript, and more!
Phone: (360) 442-2322Web: lowercolumbia.edu/students
A valid email address is required for all students. Lower Columbia College (LCC) email
addresses are generated upon receipt and processing of admissions applications. Students
have the option of using the LCC email or an alternative address as their “preferred”
email address in ctcLink. The College will use the “preferred” email address for official
communications with all students. If a student does not enter and/or designate an
email address in ctcLink as “preferred,” all official communications will be sent
to their LCC email address.
The College expects that every student will receive and read email on a frequent and
consistent basis. A student's failure to receive and read College communications in
a timely manner, understanding that the College is not responsible for the handling
of email by outside service providers, does not absolve that student from knowing
and complying with the content of such communication. It is the responsibility of
the student to alert college staff when experiencing email account issues.
Phone: (360) 442-2322Web: lowercolumbia.edu/publications/administrative-policies/490
All LCC students have an identification number, called a ctcLink ID number, also referred
to as 'EMPLID' in the ctcLink system. This is a nine-digit number assigned when you
are admitted, and is printed on your ID card. Your Lower Columbia College ID card
serves as your library card and gives you free transportation on River Cities Transit
buses, free access to the Computer Lab, and entry into the Fitness Center, Learning
Commons and Test Proctoring Center. It also entitles you to free admission to LCC-sponsored
plays, concerts, sporting events and other activities.
ID cards are available in the Admissions Center Building (ADC), Room 151, next to
Advising. Although the ID card is not issued quarterly, you will need to stop by every quarter to have your ID card updated with the new quarter’s
sticker. If you lose your ID card, a replacement fee will be charged.
Phone: (360) 442-2322Web: lowercolumbia.edu/students/faq
Lost items can be turned into the Lost and Found in the Security Office downstairs
in the Student Center. All items are kept until the end of each quarter and then disposed
of, if not claimed.
Phone: (360) 442-2271Web: lowercolumbia.edu/safety
Parking is provided for LCC students on a first-come, first-served basis in the major
parking lots surrounding the campus. To park on campus, display an official parking
decal on the vehicle. Pick one up at the One-Stop Center when you pay your tuition
and fees, or after paying online. Students may be fined for parking on campus without
a parking decal.
Phone: (360) 442-2271Web: lowercolumbia.edu/buildings/parking
The Lower Columbia College Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year. You
can apply for LCC Foundation scholarships by completing a single online application
which qualifies you for multiple awards. The application season typically starts in
February each year and is accessed from LCC's scholarship webpage.
LCC also provides information about outside scholarships, those awarded by outside
organizations. Information about these awards is posted on the Scholarship webpage
as well as on the wall near the Financial Aid Office in the Admissions Building. Scholarships
can affect financial aid awards, so please check with Financial Aid staff if you have
Phone: (360) 442-2130Web: lowercolumbia.edu/scholarships
If the campus is closed due to weather or other emergency, information will be shared
through the LCC website, local media, social media, and via email.Web: lowercolumbia.edu/closure-procedure
Steps to Connect:
See below for contact and other important information.
Phone: (360) 442-2520Web: lowercolumbia.edu/technical-help/wifi