Central Carolina Tech offering free tuition
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter is offering students in four Midlands counties free tuition beginning this summer.
The Sumter Item reports (http://bit.ly/1QppS3Q ) that college President Tim Hardee told reporters Thursday that the program will be the first of its kind in the state.
The free tuition will be available to qualifying students from Clarendon, Sumter, Lee and Kershaw counties.
The college worked with local governments, development boards and various corporate sponsors to raise $250,000 to cover the cost of the program.
It will provide students two years of tuition for one program of study. The free-tuition program does not cover other costs.
To qualify students must be admitted to the college and have at least a 2.0 high school average.
Information from: The Sumter Item, http://www.theitem.com
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