Central Carolina Promises

Fall 2018 Students: Enrollment Steps 1-6 are required by July 16

FREE Tuition to Qualifying High School Graduates!

All eligible Lee County residents who graduate from a public high school for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 will be guaranteed up to two years of FREE in-state tuition and required fees at Central Carolina Community College.

Textbooks, supplemental materials, and summer terms are not included.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Resident of Lee County
  • Successfully Completed Career and College Promise of at least four high school dual-enrollment courses or 12 credit hours. This requirement is waived for 2018 graduates.
  • Public High School Graduate who will attend Central Carolina Community College as a full-time degree-seeking curriculum student beginning the fall semester following his or her high school graduation.
  • Complete the FAFSA and Central Carolina Community College Foundation Scholarship Application processes annually.
  • Note: Funding from federal and state grants, scholarships, and outside funding must be exhausted before Lee County Promise begins paying.

Enrollment Checklist

  1. Complete the North Carolina Residency Determination Process
    • Visit NC Residency Determination Service to obtain your Residency Certification Number (RCN). Your RCN is used to determine both your tuition rate and eligibility for state grants.
    • Your admissions application cannot be processed without completing this step.
  2. Complete the MAP Interest Inventory
  3. Complete your Admissions Application
  4. Complete your "Central Carolina Promise" Application
    • Submit your Central Carolina Promise application in order to be considered.
    • Send ONE scholarship letter of recommendation to foundation@cccc.edu to be considered for a Foundation Scholarship. This letter could be from a teacher, mentor, counselor, supervisor, etc. to recommend you for your future college and career interests. Letters from family members will not be accepted.
  5. Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • The FAFSA is required for all Central Carolina Promise Applicants.
    • The FAFSA application can be accessed and completed online.
    • CCCC's FAFSA Code is 005449
  6. Submit your Final High School Transcript
    • Contact your high school to send official transcripts directly to the Admissions Office.
    • If you are a home school student, the home school administrator must provide proof that the home school is certified by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction and standardized test scores.
  7. Make an Appointment to Meet with an Admissions Specialist
    • Admissions Specialists will verify that you have completed all requirements for the Central Carolina Promise Program.
    • The Admissions Specialists will also advise you on your chosen academic program and assist you in registering for courses.
    • Make an appointment Online
  8. Attend New Student Orientation


(919) 718-7300

Program is supported through Lee County and private funding

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