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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Laramie County Community College tuition is $2,256 per year for in-state residents. This is 36% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 0% more expensive than the average Wyoming tuition of $2,256 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 4th in Wyoming amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 4th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $6,768 which represents a 200% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,170 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,426.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,140 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Cheyenne should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,320.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,350 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $1,800 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Wyoming residents to go to LCCC is $14,236 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Wyoming residence can expect a one year cost of $18,748.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Laramie County Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Laramie County Community College
Estimated Budgets
Wyoming Resident Total Budget $14,236
   In-State Tuition$2,256
   Other Fees$1,170
   Room and Board$8,140
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,350
   Books and Supplies$1,320

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $14,236 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported LCCC net price for in-state students is $6,552* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

77% of Laramie County Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,009. 45 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,604. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Laramie County Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Laramie County Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$6,552*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid77%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,009
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants45%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,604

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$5,290
$30,001 to $48,000$6,016
$48,001 to $75,000$7,995
$75,001 to $110,000$8,872
$110,000+$8,865

Average Financial Aid Mix - $14,236 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $14,236. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

39%
33%
28%

Grants and Scholarships

 39% - $5,009

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Laramie County Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 33% - $4,247

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 28% -  $3,630

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Laramie County Community College
Aims Community College12.5% more expensive
Eastern Wyoming College0% less expensive
Morgan Community College53.8% more expensive
Western Nebraska Community College3.7% more expensive
Front Range Community College53.8% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Laramie County Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at LCCC is $28,472 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $4,952 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $9,904**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Laramie County Community College.

Wyoming Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,128
Wyoming Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,118
Non-Wyoming Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,384
Non-Wyoming Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,374

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Laramie County Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Laramie County Community College
Price per credit hour for Wyoming residents$94
Cost for one class for Wyoming residents (3 credit hours)$282
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$282
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$846
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,128

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 74% of Laramie County Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,247.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Laramie County Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $9,904, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $12,288.59. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Laramie County Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 77% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $4,952. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Laramie County Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Laramie County Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$102.40
Amount Borrowed$9,904.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,384.59
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$12,288.59

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend LCCC? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Laramie County Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $12,288.59 would be needed to afford a $102.40 monthly payment in the example $9,904.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Laramie County Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $1,800 to $2,256. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.1%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $28,472.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Laramie County Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$18,623$37,247
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$23,769$47,537
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $30,336$60,671
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $35,117$70,234

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Laramie County Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 110 7% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 102 1% costlier
Education, General Associate's Degree 51 1% cheaper
Biological and Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 20 13% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 18 13% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 16 4% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 16 5% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 16 6% cheaper
Equestrian/Equine Studies Associate's Degree 16 18% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 14 7% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 11 4% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Associate's Degree 11 15% cheaper
Agriculture, General Associate's Degree 8 9% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 8 8% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 7 9% costlier
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 7 11% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 7 2% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 6 6% cheaper
Sociology Associate's Degree 5 3% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 5 4% cheaper
Human Services, General Associate's Degree 5 15% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 5 3% cheaper
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 4% costlier
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 0% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 5 10% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 3% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 5 0% cheaper
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Associate's Degree 4 2% costlier
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 4 4% cheaper
Anthropology Associate's Degree 3 15% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 3 11% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 3 10% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 3 1% costlier
Music, General Associate's Degree 3 4% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Associate's Degree 3 12% cheaper
Agricultural Business Technology Associate's Degree 3 20% costlier
Economics, General Associate's Degree 3 16% cheaper
Construction Trades, General Associate's Degree 3 12% costlier
Mass Communication/Media Studies Associate's Degree 3 12% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 3 4% cheaper
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 2 4% cheaper
Pre-Law Studies Associate's Degree 2 7% costlier
Agricultural Production Operations, General Associate's Degree 2 4% costlier
Corrections Associate's Degree 2 7% costlier
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Associate's Degree 2 6% cheaper
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 2% costlier
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Associate's Degree 1 17% costlier
Public Administration Associate's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Information Technology Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper

Calculators

Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Laramie County Community College or model a student loan.

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Plan and Save for College

Discover how much will you need to start saving now to afford Laramie County Community College in the future.

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Estimate Loan Payments

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About Laramie County Community College

Laramie County Community College is a two year community college located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Full time enrollment is 1,722 and part time is 2,396.  Laramie County Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, Wyoming
82007-3299

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Laramie County Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Laramie County Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240620 IPEDS survey data.