LCCC partnership efforts win national recognition for increased FAFSA filing completion

CHEYENNE, WYO. — This week, the National College Access Network selected Cheyenne as one of only 22 U.S. cities to receive a grant to increase the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and completion rates by at least five percent for the graduating class of 2017.

Laramie County Community College and Laramie County School District 1 joined forces in fall 2016 to secure a FAFSA Completion Challenge grant for the 2016-17 academic year.

LCCC was the only two-year institution to receive a grant.

Funded by the Kresge Foundation, the eight top performing cities received additional funding and recognition to continue their efforts. Cheyenne received $41,463 and also had the second highest increase in this national challenge, realizing an increase of 12.61 percent.

With this recognition, the partnership effort was also awarded an additional $50,000 to continue its mission of helping students achieve a college education and continue into a successful future career.

Additionally, in this fall's first federal aid disbursement to its students, LCCC released $4.4 million in federal grants and loans. These forms of aid are often in addition to other Hathaway and LCCC Foundation scholarships earned by students to provide for their educations.

To learn more about financial aid opportunities, contact LCCC at 307.778.5222 or visit lccc.wy.edu.