Free College Tuition Guaranteed At This South Carolina University
Everything is more expensive these days, including higher education. But, free college tuition is soon to be guaranteed at this South Carolina university. And, it’s really quite simple to take advantage of with a few minor qualifiers. But, what a gift it will be for those who qualify!
First of all, I bet you wonder which university in South Carolina we’re talking about. Well, the South Carolina school offering free college tuition guaranteed is none other than Coastal Carolina University in Conway, near Myrtle Beach. According to Coastal Carolina University, the Coastal Commitment initiative guarantees admission and free tuition to South Carolina students who graduate in the top 10% of their high school class. Plus, the students’ annual family income must be less than $80,000. Also, the students get an invitation to HTC Honors College without having to submit a separate application.
And, guaranteed admission to this top achieving percentage of South Carolina high school students isn’t new. That’s been in place since 2014. However, the free tuition is the key change. And, I’d say that’s a huge change. Also, according to university stats, more than 350 Coastal Carolina students currently enrolled were South Carolina residents in the top 10% of their class.
According to the school’s website, the Coastal Commitment combines existing federal and state aid as well as donor and other scholarships. The university estimates funding $1 million to support it. And, they indicate the initiative “demonstrates CCU’s commitment to making higher education affordable and attainable.”
Our son is a senior at the school. And, if this were a thing way back when we chose our home it might have influenced where we lived. Halfway into his university experience we did make a move to South Carolina and finally changed our status to “in state.” And, it made a difference. So, kudos to Coastal for making free college tuition guaranteed for these qualifying students.