LC State financial aid director receives prestigious achievement award

Lewis-Clark State College Financial Aid Director Laura Hughes recently was honored with the prestigious Western Association of Student Aid Administrators’ Meritorious Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the association as well as the financial aid profession.

Laura Hughes

Hughes, who has overseen financial aid at the college since 1999, received the award at the annual conference for the WASFAA. This award is designed to be given to a person or persons who have made significant efforts to advance the awareness and understanding of the aid profession through new outreach programs, legislative action or significant support of the association

At LC State, the financial aid office helps potential and current students navigate the process of finding assistance to pay for college by providing a number of resources, including federal financial aid and scholarships. The office helps with navigating the financial aid process by making it simple through online forms, links and video tutorials that all can be found on the college’s financial aid webpage. The webpage also has links to various types of financial aid as well as other information about scholarships, payment options and additional student assistance opportunities.