Attend JCC Tuition-Free with the JoCo Commissioners Promise Program

Covers the cost of tuition for Recent High School Grads 


Students who get a high school credential from a Johnston County high school in 2023 or 2024 can attend Johnston Community College for up to two years tuition-free.

The college is assisting with the full cost of tuition and fees for 2024 and continuing 2023 JoCo Promise recipients. Eligible students must be North Carolina residents as defined by the Residency Determination Service. Eligibility extends to those who earn their high school equivalency and those who are home schooled. Career & College Promise, Early College, and Career and Technical Leadership Academy graduates also qualify.

The JoCo Commissioners Promise Program bridges the gap in tuition not covered by Federal Pell grants or other state funds for up to two academic years(fall/spring).

Students will be responsible for the cost of textbooks, digital textbooks, lab kits, supplies, and program-specific fees.

If you are a 2023 or 2024 high school graduate, and do not think you meet these eligibility requirements, please call our Financial Aid office at 919-209-2036 for alternative funding opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to qualify for this program:

  • Graduate from a Johnston County high school or earn a High School Equivalency in 2023 or 2024.
  • Be admitted to a curriculum program
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (JCC's school code is 009336.) *FAFSA required each school year.
  • Be a resident of North Carolina as determined by the Residency Determination Service
  • Enroll in at least six credit hours per semester
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA at the end of the Spring term after the first year of JoCo Promise (second year requirement)

For more information about the program, call 919-209-2036.

JCC reserves the right to limit the number of students awarded and/or eligibility requirements.

Cost of Attendance

JCC’s cost of attendance is an estimate of educational expenses a student may incur for a period of enrollment and sets the limit on the total aid a student may receive. 

A student’s cost of attendance may include the following components: tuition and fees, books and supplies, food and housing (living expenses), miscellaneous personal expenses, professional fees, and transportation.

The cost of attendance for a student enrolled less than half-time may include tuition and fees, books and supplies, professional fees, and transportation.

A student’s cost of attendance budget may be adjusted upon request with proper documentation for dependent care expenses, disability related expenses, study abroad expenses, cooperative educational costs, and/or personal computer costs.

Review a full list of the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance - 2024-2025 Academic Year report (PDF).