Education That Works
Whether you are a prospective student, parent, current student, alumni, or friend, this publication is for you. This magazine will provide you with the latest and exciting things happening at the college. Central Carolina Community College is recognized throughout the state for its reputation of innovation and academic excellence. We offer associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in more than 45 programs of study. The college also has an expansive continuing education program. Day, evening, and online courses are available to fit your schedule and lifestyle. At CCCC, you can prepare to enter the workforce or transfer to a university—all at an affordable cost. Most importantly, our college is student-focused. Faculty, staff, and administration are committed to helping students achieve their educational goals. We will help you every step of the way, from finding financial aid to picking the right major. I hope you will have an opportunity to visit a campus location near you!
Paying for your college Don’t let tight finances keep you from a college education! Central Carolina Community College’s Financial Aid Office will work with you to help you find available resources to pay for your education. 1 There are a number of things you can do to plan for your college education: st Plan Ahead If you can take college-level courses through your high school, do so. As a public high school student, you pay nothing for tuition or books. Check to make sure the credits will transfer. See “College credit in High School”, page 16. Save what money you can toward your education. Income from a parttime job can be a big help. Cut your cost for a quality education by attending Central Carolina Community College. The cost of tuition is far less than at state or private colleges, universities, and vocational schools. Use the Net Price Calculator at www.cccc/financialaid/ NetPriceCalculator to estimate your costs for attending CCCC. At CCCC, you can earn a certificate, diploma, or Associate in Applied Science degree in careers from accounting to welding at a fraction of the cost at other institutions. You can also earn an Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, or Associate in Science degree that will enable you to transfer to many four-year institutions with advanced class standing. To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It takes about a month to receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal FAFSA processor. CCCC’s Financial Aid Office uses the SAR to determine your financial aid eligibility. More information about the FAFSA is found at www.cccc.edu/financialaid/apply. 2 nd Complete the FAFSA To apply for financial aid at CCCC, you must have met all the college’s admission requirements. Information about them is available online at www.cccc.edu/registrar. 3rd CCCC Enroll College Tuition & Fees Average Private University $27,015 Average Public University $5,685 In-State $2,216 In-State *Source: The College Board, Trends in College Pricing 2011 4 Central Carolina Community College