Rediscover LCCC: Frequently Asked Questions

The Rediscover LCCC scholarship will allow Wyoming adults who qualify to attend LCCC and have their mandatory tuition and fees* paid for. Approximately eighty (80) scholarships are available per year, beginning in the fall of 2018. The scholarship is available for up to two (2) academic years, and it is estimated that the average award will be $3,426 per year.

*Mandatory fees are student fees assessed to all students. Specific course and program fees may also be required but will not be covered by the scholarship. Students may be eligible for other financial aid to cover these costs. Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information.

The eligible programs were selected because they have openings for students, can be completed in two years or less, and are known to lead to good employment opportunities in the state of Wyoming.

To receive the Rediscover LCCC scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be at least 25 years old,
  • Be a current Wyoming resident who has lived in the state for the past three years,
  • Not have previously earned an associate, bachelor or graduate degree,
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov each year,
  • Attend LCCC full-time (*Returning students who have less than a semester to complete a degree offered under Rediscover LCCC are eligible to attend part-time.), and
  • Enroll in one of the 24 eligible programs.

Only 80 scholarships are available per academic year beginning in the fall of 2018.

To keep the Rediscover LCCC scholarship, you must stay enrolled full-time at LCCC in an eligible program, successfully complete at least 24 credits and maintain an average semester GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the first spring semester, meet with your assigned advisor regularly, and participate in career development activities.

The Rediscover LCCC scholarship provides funding for up to two academic years.

Yes; students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as part of their application for the Rediscover LCCC scholarship. As a result of filing a FAFSA, students may also be awarded other federal or institutional aid, and can accept those awards in addition to the Rediscover LCCC Scholarship.

The scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees. Mandatory fees are student fees assessed to all students. Specific course and program fees may also be required but will not be covered by the scholarship. Students may be eligible for other financial aid to cover these costs. Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information.

If you need assistance filing your application and/or your FAFSA, you can visit the Student Hub in the Clay Pathfinder Building on the Cheyenne campus, or in the lobby of the Albany County Campus. Representatives are available to assist you during our regular business hours. You can also call 307.778.1212 or email Rediscover@lccc.wy.edu for assistance.

Student Hub & Admissions Summer Hours:

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

There are no income requirements or caps for the Rediscover LCCC scholarship. The scholarship is only available for up to two academic years and is not designed to provide funding for additional terms.

The average Rediscover LCCC scholarship is approximately $3,426 for an academic year, per student. The actual amount of the scholarship may vary by the program the student chooses to enroll in. An academic year is one Fall and one Spring. The scholarship covers tuition and mandatory student fees.

Mandatory fees are student fees assessed to all students. Specific course and program fees may also be required but will not be covered by the scholarship. Students may be eligible for other financial aid to cover these costs. Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information.

To remain eligible for the Rediscover LCCC scholarship, you must stay enrolled full-time in an eligible program, successfully complete at least 24 credits your first year, earn an average semester GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the first spring semester, meet with your assigned advisor regularly, and participate in career development activities. The Rediscover LCCC scholarship provides funding for only two years.

Students that do not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 at the completion of the spring semester will not be able to continue with the Rediscover LCCC program.

The Rediscover LCCC scholarship is available for up to two years, and there is no appeal process to extend the scholarship.

Students are allowed and encouraged to continue their education. If a student can complete both a certificate program and an associate degree in the two year time frame, they will be able to use the Rediscover LCCC scholarship. If courses are required to complete an associate degree after the two years, students will incur those expenses.

Enrollment for the pilot program will be available for two years: academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. If funding is available, the program may be extended for additional years.

Students participating in Rediscover LCCC must be continually enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester) for the duration of their program. If a student does not enroll in the subsequent semester, the scholarship will be redistributed to another student.

Not necessarily, but it may be needed in order to graduate from your program in two years. A program that requires 60 credit hours will require 30 credit hours per academic year in order to complete the program in the two year time frame. Students are encouraged to complete 15 credit hours each semester to complete their program. Students who do not successfully complete 15 credit hours in the Fall and Spring semester may be required to take summer school in order to complete their degree in two years.

Scholarship availability for summer session is dependent on available funding.

Please contact Brandi Payne Cervera, Financial Aid Director, at Rediscover@lccc.wy.edu to check on the status of your Rediscover LCCC application.