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The
HCC Tuition Free Guarantee will pay all tuition and select fees
 for any 2019 qualifying high school graduate (public, private, or homeschool) from Haywood County who does not obtain the full amount needed through federal financial aid and/or scholarships.  The guarantee will be applicable for up to two years (fall & spring semesters only) of enrollment as long as the student continues to meet our predefined criteria. 

The HCC Tuition Free Guarantee will not cover program/course specific fees or books/materials. However, if approved for additional financial aid or scholarships, those items could still be covered. 


The guarantee is subject to approval from the scholarship committee and availability of funds. 

​​Initial Qualification Criteria

1. Be a 2019 high school graduate from Haywood County, public, private, or homeschool. 2. Hold a minimum high school unweighted GPA of 2.8 or greater. 3. Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester(full-time status) at HCC in chosen program major. 4. Annually complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) @ fafsa.gov. 5. Annually complete the HCC scholarship application at haywood.academicworks.com. 6. Have a career planning meeting with a high school career coach, the high school programs coordinator or one of our success coaches prior to enrollment.

Continued Qualification Criteria

1. Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP). 2. Maintain an HCC GPA of 2.0 and a 67% course completion percentage. 3. Continue to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester (fall & spring) in program major.

For additional questions, or to speak with a success coach about enrolling, email HCC-Advising@haywood.edu.

 

Don't meet the criteria for the HCC Tuition Free Guarantee, but still need financial assistance?

HCC has many financial aid and scholarship options available.  To learn more, click here or email the financial aid office at hccaid@haywood.edu.

 

All forms of financial aid require students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at: http://www.fafsa.gov.