Lock Haven University wants to provide students with greater accessibility to complete a program of study or take courses in the convenience of their home or at a local education center. The University offers a variety of online courses and degree programs that may be completed entirely online.
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (LHUP) Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies is responsible for the development, delivery and support of technology-mediated courses, including Online Courses, web-Assisted course and (Interactive Television) ITV courses.
University is committed to giving everyone an opportunity to receive a quality education. Financial aid for college comes from a variety of sources, including:
* The Federal Government - Sponsor of the Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National SMART Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity (FSEOG) Grant, awarded based on a students financial need.
* The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) - Administrator of the PA state grant, also determined by financial need.
* Student and Parent Loan Programs - Including the Federal Perkins Loan; the Federal Family Education Loan Program, which includes Federal Stafford Loan for students and Federal PLUS Loan for parents and graduate students; and various alternative loan programs.
* Federal Work Study or Campus Employment - These programs allow students to hold part time jobs and earn funds to pay for their educational costs.
Federal and state grants are monies which do not need to be repaid. Need-based student loans, often used to cover the difference between expenses and grant eligibility, offer students the option of obtaining low-interest loans to meet college expenses. Repayment of principal does not begin until after the student is no longer enrolled.
Tutoring: Offered by the College of Education and Human Services' office of Academic Development & Counseling.
Computer Labs: LHU's Computing and Instructional Technology Center operates 5 computer labs on the main campus.
Stevenson Library Media Services: LHU's Library via its Media Services provides students with audio-visual equipment and media software.
The STEP Initiative (Student Technology Enhancement Program) leverages on the power of mobility to facilitate and encourage learning. The program started in Spring 2007 and is the only of its kind in the State of Pennsylvania. The eCampus is a major collaborator on the initiative where students can access content via eCompanion and/or eCourses.