Life at LCU: Racheal Eckhert Student Spotlight

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 in Student Spotlight

We’re halfway through the fall semester, and we continue to feel blessed to be surrounded by the Chaps that make this campus the way it is. Today we learn about Racheal Eckhert’s journey to becoming an LCU Chap and hear about her past few formative years on campus.

Racheal is from Richardson, TX and is pursuing a degree in Sports Psychology. She was drawn to LCU because of her love for soccer and desire to play at a collegiate level. (We couldn’t be happier that she became a Lady Chap!) She is in her final semester at LCU and plans to graduate in December 2017.


The Differences Between Grants, Scholarships, Work-Study and Loans

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 in Financial Aid, Grants, Loans, Scholarships

If you plan to apply for college financial aid, you’re certainly not alone. After all, statistics show that 85% of four-year college students receive some financial assistance to help pay for their education.

While there are a variety of ways to receive financial aid, the most common types are grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. Here’s a look at all four while highlighting the differences between them and the pros and cons associated with each.


The terms “grant” and “scholarship” are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are differences. Both grants and scholarships come from similar sources,


How Financial Aid Works

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 in Financial Aid

One term you’ve heard throughout high school and will hear throughout your college career at Lubbock Christian University is “financial aid.” Simply put, financial aid is money that the government and other organizations lend you to help pay for college.

Your role, along with your family, is to apply for financial aid. It can be a difficult process and it’s not always easy to understand, but here’s a look at the basics of financial aid and how it works.

Sources of Financial Aid

Financial aid primarily comes from the following sources: the federal government,


“I’m Going to Double Major” – How to Realistically Build Your College Degree Plan

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in Academics

As a high school student, you likely felt pressure to be involved in just about everything. After all, you had to present yourself as a well-rounded, high-performing student on your college applications. Success in college looks different than it did in high school. Now that you’re here, we still expect you to be high performing. But as a college student, you are allowed to focus your efforts and be a bit more purposeful.

And how do you do this? By setting SMART goals for what you hope to accomplish with your time here at Lubbock Christian University. Before you make any decisions about your major or extracurriculars,


How Much Does College Cost? Compare Costs Before You Decide

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 in Financial Aid

Whether you’re wrapping up your high school career or you’re getting close to finishing your two-year college degree, one thing is for sure. It’s time to think about the next step: applying to a four-year university.

You know that earning a degree from a four-year institution is quite an investment, and it’s important to weigh the cost as a factor in your choice of school. We can help with that!

As you start to browse through university websites to narrow your choices, here are a few steps you can take to compare the cost of each school accurately.