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Free tuition available for Central Carolina Promise/K14 program

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08.05.2021College & CommunityCollege GeneralStudents/Graduates

SANFORD - The Central Carolina Promise/K14 program encourages local students to complete their Associate Degree, or 14th grade, by providing two years of tuition-free classes after their high school graduation. The program encompasses the Chatham County Promise, Harnett County Promise, and Lee County Promise -- and is generously funded by the commissioners in each county.

To qualify, students must:

  • Take a minimum of 4 classes (or 12 credit hours) of college classes during high school, generally through the North Carolina Career & College Promise program.
  • Reside in Chatham, Harnett, or Lee County.
  • Graduate from high school and take classes at Central Carolina Community College within their declared major.
  • Complete the enrollment checklist located at

Chatham, Harnett, and Lee County students who graduated high school in 2020 or 2021 and meet the criteria above are currently eligible to join the program -- it is not too late!

Please visit our website at for more information. Students can also contact CCCC College Access Coordinator Mary Schmid Carter at or by calling 919-718-7542.