What's Available

 

All federal financial aid programs require students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may file theirs on the FAFSA website.

Pell Grant

  • Pell grant is available to students with EFCs of 0-5157. Awards range from 602-5730 per year at full-time enrollment. The amount is prorated based on actual enrollment. For information about the Pell Grant, please click here.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • SEOG is a federal, campus-based financial aid program with limited funding availability. Priority is given to students with a 0 EFC as determined by the FAFSA who fall below the poverty line. The average full-time award amount at LCCC is $500 per academic year. For more information about SEOG, please click here.

Federal Work Study

  • Federal Work Study is a federal, campus-based financial aid program with limited funding availability. The student is employed in an on-campus position and paid wages. These wages are subsidized by the federal government and aren't subject to Social Security (FICA) or Medicare taxes. For more information about Federal Work Study, please click here.

Federal Direct Loans

  • Federal Direct Loans are available to students and parents of dependent children.  The loans are guaranteed by the Federal government and have generous forgiveness, deferment, and forbearance provisions.  The FAFSA is the application for Federal student loans and there is no credit check.  Parents interested in Parent Direct PLUS Loans may apply for the loan online. Parent loans are subject to a credit decision. For more information about Federal Direct Loans, please click here.

Except where noted, state programs require students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may file the FAFSA on its website using the LCCC school code of 009259.

Challenge Access Grant

  • Challenge Access Grant is a one-time award available to incoming, full-time, Pell eligible freshmen who file the FAFSA by April 1. Eligible students will receive a letter in May notifying them of award eligibility. The student must accept the award by Aug. 1 at WYO4ED’s website. The grant is up to $1,000 for the Fall semester only. For more information about the Challenge Access Grant, please click here.

GEAR Up Wyoming Federal Scholarships

  • GEAR Up scholarships are available to students who participated in the GEAR Up program at Wyoming middle and high schools. The scholarship covers all college expenses less other gift aid (scholarships/grants) received. To be eligible, the student must file a FAFSA. After the FAFSA has been filed and the Student Aid Report (SAR) received, the student must also complete the GEAR Up Wyoming Federal Scholarship Application. For more information about the GEAR Up Wyoming Federal Scholarship, please click here.

Hathaway Scholarship

  • Available to Wyoming residents that attended and graduated from Wyoming high schools. The award amount ranges from $1,680 to $3,360 per academic year for full-time enrollment and is based on high-school performance. The award is prorated based on actual enrollment. A separate Hathaway Application is required to begin the awarding process. For more information about the Hathaway Scholarship, students can click here or contact their high-school counselor. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to file a FAFSA as the student may be eligible for federal, state and LCCC scholarships and grants.

Hathaway Need

  • Available to students who receive the Hathaway Scholarship. The amount varies per student based on the information included on the FAFSA, other gift aid received and the student’s Hathaway award level. Not all students who are awarded the Hathaway Scholarship also receive the Hathaway Need. However, students can’t be awarded the Hathaway Need without a FAFSA. Students must file a FAFSA and submit all required documents by Oct. 1 (Fall) and Feb. 1 (Spring) to be evaluated for the Hathaway Need. Hathaway Need isn’t restricted to low-income students and families.

Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

  • The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is committed to helping people with disabilities establish and reach vocational goals that help them become productive, working citizens. Interested students should visit the Vocational Rehabilitation Office or visit the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services website for more information.

Wyoming Investment in Nursing (WyIN) Program

  • The WyIN Program offers low-interest loans to students enrolled in the nursing program. The loan is completely forgiven if the student works as a nurse or nurse educator in Wyoming. The award amount is up to $1,800 per semester and students must apply by June 1 for Fall consideration, Sept. 1 for Spring consideration. For more information about the WyIN Program, students can click here or contact their nursing program advisor for information.

LCCC Perkins CTE Student Assistance

  • Perkins CTE Student Assistance is a federal grant funded, state program with limited funding availability. Eligible students must be experiencing extreme economic hardship to qualify. Students must be enrolled in eligible degree/certificate programs. Applications are available in the Advising Center, Counseling Center and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

LCCC scholarships and grants are available to students who have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). LCCC scholarships and grants and all other gift aid combined may not exceed the student’s estimated cost of attendance. Gift aid includes, but is not limited to: scholarships, grants, waivers, benefits and discounts.

A.C.T Now Grant

  • Available to students enrolled in a technical degree or certificate program that lead to jobs in high demand fields such as nursing, computer information systems, dental hygiene, surgical tech, etc. The student must file a FAFSA. Funding is available to cover tuition and fees for program related courses. Contact Rachel McElroy by email for more information. Students can visit the A.C.T. Now Web page for more information about the programs.

City of Laramie Tuition Waiver

  • Eligible employees, their spouses and dependents may be eligible for the City of Laramie Tuition Waiver to cover tuition and mandatory fees. Contact City of Laramie Human Resources to complete an application. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to file a FAFSA as they may be eligible for additional federal, state and LCCC awards.

Andrikopoulos Award

  • Available to students overcoming unusual personal barriers to completing their degree or certificate and experiencing extreme financial hardships. A FAFSA is required. Application is available online.

GEAR Up Institutional Grant

  • Eligible applicants must be a GEAR Up participant. Please contact Rakhshi Hamid by email for more information.

LCCC Athletic Awards

  • Amount and terms vary by team and funding availability. Interested students should meet with coaches.

LCCC Dean’s Scholarship

  • Available to full-time, incoming freshmen who graduated from a Laramie or Albany County with between a 3.00 and 3.499 high school cumulative GPA at the end of the junior year. The award is renewable for the second year if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA and earn a minimum of 24 credit hours at LCCC during their first year of attendance. The award is $800 per academic year. Students must file a FAFSA before the funds can be released to the student account.

LCCC Department Scholarship

  • Amount and terms vary by department and funding availability. Interested students should meet with department faculty.

LCCC Employee Benefit

  • Available to benefitted employees and their spouse/dependents. The benefit allows student to enroll for $10 per credit hour, plus course fees. Contact LCCC Human Resources for information. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to file a FAFSA as they may be eligible for additional federal, state and LCCC awards.

LCCC Need Grant

  • The LCCC Need Grant is awarded to first degree/certificate seeking students based on FAFSA information, other gift aid (scholarships/grants/entitlements), and enrollment level. The maximum award is up to $500 and priority is given to students who file the FAFSA by April 1. Students must not attempt more than 72 credits (degree seeking) or 36 credits (certificate seeking), have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and complete a minimum of 67 percent of attempted credits. The award is prorated based on actual enrollment and the student must be enrolled at least halftime.

LCCC Pathway to Success

  • Available to incoming freshmen who are low income or first generation degree seeking. Students must file a current year’s FAFSA. Funds are available to help with tuition expenses. Interested students should contact their high school counselor prior to their senior year in high school or email Rakhshi Hamid.

LCCC Presidential Scholarship

  • Available to full-time, incoming freshmen who graduated from a Laramie or Albany County high schools with a minimum 3.5 high school cumulative GPA at the end of the junior year. The award is renewable for the second year if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA and earn a minimum of 24 credit hours at LCCC during their first year of attendance. The award is $1,600 academic year. Students must file a FAFSA before the funds can be released to the student account.

LCCC Senior Citizen Discount

  • Available to students who are 60 years or older at the beginning of the semester. The discount allows the student to pay $10 per credit plus all course fees and/or online fees. To qualify, the student must bring his/her driver’s license to the Records office. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to file a FAFSA as they may be eligible for additional federal, state and LCCC awards.

LCCC Soaring Eagle Award

  • The Soaring Eagle is available to Wyoming resident, full-time, Pell eligible, non-traditional and first-generation students (based on FAFSA responses). The award is limited to the estimated cost of tuition, fees and books ($3,992 in 2014-2015) less all other gift aid (scholarships/grants/entitlements). The student must be continuously enrolled (attending each fall and spring) full-time, maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA and complete 20 new credits each academic year. The student may receive the award for up to three (3) consecutive years. Priority is given to students who file the FAFSA by May 1.

LCCC Student Progress Award

  • The Student Progress Award is available to full-time students who didn’t receive an LCCC scholarship the first year of attendance but completed 24 credits with a minimum 2.00 GPA in the first year of attendance. The award is up to $1,000 per academic year and renewable for up to a total of two (2) full time years. The student must be enrolled full-time and complete 67 percent of the attempted credits each year.

UW Waiver

  • Available to University of Wyoming employees. The waiver covers up to three (3) credits for full-time employees and up to 1.5 credits for part-time employees for tuition and mandatory fees. Applications are available at University of Wyoming Human Resources or people can download and complete the application online. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to file a FAFSA as they may be eligible for additional federal, state and LCCC awards.

Thanks to the generous donations of LCCC’s alumni and friends, the LCCC Foundation awards hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to eligible students. Students may apply for these scholarships online

Veterans and active duty military personnel, spouses and dependents may be eligible for educational assistance. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to file a FAFSA as they may be eligible for additional federal, state and LCCC awards.

GI Bill

  • GI Bill is available to eligible veterans, spouses and dependents based on veteran’s chapter of eligibility. Students must be enrolled in a degree-granting program. Students receiving GI Bill who file a FAFSA are eligible for all federal awards. Amount of GI Bill varies based on the Chapter of Eligibility. For more information about GI Bill, students can click here or contact Marnie Ott (VA Certifying Official) by email.

Warren Air Force Base Tuition Assistance

  • Available to active duty airmen based at Warren Air Force Base. Students are eligible for tuition ONLY for classes taken to complete an associate degree at Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) or LCCC. Students may not receive Tuition Assistance and GI Bill simultaneously. Contact Terry Cook by email for more information. Students may be eligible for a fee waiver, in addition to the Tuition Assistance by filing a FAFSA.

Wyoming Overseas Combat Veteran Benefit Program

  • Available to combat veterans in foreign wars with a qualifying medal. Students must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA. The benefit pays tuition and fees for up to ten (10) semesters. Students may not receive Benefit and GI Bill simultaneously. For more information, students can click here or contact Melissa Plumley by email.

Wyoming Vietnam Veteran Benefit Program

  • Available to Vietnam veterans, spouse or dependents who are not eligible for GI Bill benefits. Students must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA. The benefit pays tuition and fees. For more information, students can click here or contact Melissa Plumley by email.

Students and parents may be eligible for federal tax credits to assist with college expenses. For more information about these credits please click here. Students must provide their Social Security number (SSN) to LCCC to be eligible for tax credits. Students may submit the IRS Form W-9S to confirm their SSN. The form may be submitted in person to the Cashiers Office in the Student Services Building, by FAX to 307.432.1629 or by email to Shauna Best. Students seeking a 1098-T must provide the Social Security number no later than Dec. 1 of the tax year.