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Free Class for North Carolina Community College Students

grads-jump.jpgCatawba College offers North Carolina Community College students the opportunity to take one course per semester through Catawba tuition-free.  This allows community college students the ability to earn up to the equivalent of one full-time semester at Catawba College, without paying tuition. After earning your associates degree, you are closer to earning your bachelor degree, and your total cost is significantly less.

Who can benefit?

The program is limited to full-time, degree-seeking students at a North Carolina Community College.


Where and when are classes? 

Student can choose from face-to-face offerings at our campus in Salisbury or online. Courses offered in the summer and at the graduate level are not included. 

What courses are available? 

To view a list of evening courses, view the schedule.


How do I sign up? 

You will apply as a non-degree seeking student. The application can be completed by visiting Additional instructions can be found in the Guidelines for North Carolina Community College Students Registering at Catawba College under Tuition Remission.

Are there limitations?

  • You are limited to one course per full-time enrolled semester at the community college, and you are limited to four free courses.

  • Some courses have enrollment limitations.

  • You will be responsible to purchase any textbooks or materials required to successfully complete the course.

  • The course must be taken for grade, meaning no Pass/Fail registration.

  • You must apply at least 7 days before the start of the class, including the Letter of Good Standing from the registrar at your community college and signed Guidelines document.

  • You can register no sooner than 14 days before the first day of class and no later than the last day to add a class per Catawba’s academic calendar.

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