Cutting the Costs of College

New LCC LOGOCollege is designed to be challenging; paying for it can be an unexpected test.  While students can obtain financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work study, and student loans, it may not be enough to cover all of their expenses.  On top of obvious college costs – tuition, fees, and books – students are also expected to have access to a computer and programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to complete their assignments.

There is help, however, as Lamar Community College and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) are working hard to help alleviate some of these costs.

Beginning August 10th, LCC and CCCS will provide Office 365 ProPlus and Microsoft OneDrive to every student free of charge.  Through Office 365 ProPlus, LCC students will receive the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.  With OneDrive LCC students will be able to store and retrieve their documents from any computer, mobile device or tablet.  Students can even install these programs on up to five PCs, Macs, or other mobile devices.  This means that all Lamar Community College students will have the programs and storage space necessary to succeed.

“The Microsoft Office Suite is still the recognized leader in programming for business and industry,” commented LCC President John Marrin.  “Allowing our students free access to these programs will certainly enhance their educational experience here at Lamar Community College and prepare them for whatever industry they choose to work in.  This is significant for their future success.”

Both Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus and Microsoft OneDrive will be available to students through LCC’s LopeAccess portal starting on August 10.  For more information, visit

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