Students save money on transfer through Career and College Promise
On average, in-state tuition and fees per semester for one full-time Nash Community College student are about $1,240. Four-year colleges and universities charge about $7,200 per semester. Tuition and fees are waived for CCP students. Credits earned through the CCP program transfer into Nash Community College’s degree programs and to participating four-year colleges and universities. Also, NCC transfer graduates typically perform better at universities than native juniors.
“If a high school student is considering Nash’s CCP program, they must first ask themselves if they are mature enough to take on college classes. It requires a level of commitment, responsibility, and independence that most high school students have not experienced,” Miles said. “You have to be motivated to do your work because your teacher will not be calling your parents if you don’t.”
At UNCW, Miles is double majoring in biology and business administration with a concentration in finance. Miles explained that while Biology and Business Administration may seem like an odd combination, he aspires to be a dermatologist and own his own practice one day. “I recommend starting CCP as early as possible during the junior year of high school,” he advises. “Some families worry about how they will afford college and with the CCP program, you may split your time at a university in half.”
Miles admits the CCP program was intense for him, and recommends students learn healthy habits early on. “I always ate healthy meals because I believe that a healthy body supports a healthy mind. The positive thing about going hard during the week was that I did not do any school work on the weekends.”
This summer, he is pursuing certification as a Nurse Aide at Cape Fear Community College.
In addition to the college transfer track, the CCP program also offers career and technical education tracks. For more information, visit www.nashcc.edu/ccp or call 252-451-8244.