Laramie County Community College received a grant from the National College Access Network. LCCC received the grant for being the only two-year institution to increasing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The application and completion rates of FAFSA have been raised by at least 5 percent.
LCCC and Laramie County School District 1 joined together to secure a FAFSA Completion Challenge grant for the 2016-2017 academic year back in fall 2016. Cheyenne ended up being one of only 22 U.S. cities that earned the increase.
The city of Cheyenne received $41,463 and had the second highest increase by 12.61 percent. The partnership also awarded an additional $50,000 to continue helping students reach their academic goals and helping them grow into a successful career.
This benefits the graduating class of 2017 and other students using Hathaway and LCCC Foundation scholarships for their education.