JCC to Offer Free Tuition to Qualifying High School Graduates

Published: April 26, 2018

Program strives to help dual-enrolled students complete their degree.

JCC is offering qualifying high school seniors the opportunity to complete their associate degree tuition-free after graduation.Johnston Community College is pleased to announce Stay the Course, a new scholarship initiative that allows qualifying high school seniors to complete their associate degree tuition-free after graduation.

Current high school seniors who have successfully completed 12 credit hours of Career and College Promise (CCP) classes at JCC and maintained a minimum 2.6 GPA are eligible for the scholarship that helps them continue their educational journey at JCC.

This scholarship provides a seamless transition to college and covers the full cost of tuition and fees for 12 or more credit hours per semester. Students are eligible for up to four semesters of continuous study. Students must enroll full-time (12 or more hours) and must apply for federal financial aid. The scholarship does not cover the costs of textbooks.

Scholarship recipients will also receive specialized advising, career planning services, and university and college transfer guidance.

“This scholarship will enable qualifying high school seniors to complete their educational pathway, earn their associate’s degree, and graduate from JCC in two years or less,” said Dee Dee Daughtry, vice president of instruction. “It’s an excellent opportunity for high school students who have already demonstrated aptitude and success in college coursework to finish what they started at JCC.”

JCC offers more than 35 occupational and technical programs of study and three college transfer degrees – associate in arts, associate in science, and associate in engineering. In fall 2017, more than 1,300 high school students were enrolled in college classes at JCC, the seventh largest dual-enrollment program in North Carolina.

Cut line: JCC is offering qualifying high school seniors the opportunity to complete their associate degree tuition-free after graduation.

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