​​HCC Cares

HCC Cares and recognizes the increased needs our students are facing.  In response to this, additional resources have been identified to support the Lavender Fund for student emergencies.  

Students must apply in order to be considered for assistance.  The number of students served is subject to the availability of funds.  Completed applications may be forwarded to Tracy Rapp at tkrapp@haywood.edu. For more information click here: https://www.haywood.edu/financial-aid/scholarships


Haywood Community College Foundation Vision Statement: The Haywood Community College Foundation creates relationships that empower people through education.

Haywood Community College Foundation Mission Statement: Haywood Community College Foundation provides funds and fosters relationships to support students, faculty, programs, and capital improvements.

Free Tuition for new and returning students

Haywood Community College will offer free tuition for curriculum students for the 2021-2022 school year. Through a series of funding sources, including federal, state, and local funds, the College is in a position to remove as many financial barriers for new and returning students as possible. 

“By expanding free tuition, we want to eliminate any financial roadblock keeping someone from registering,” explains HCC President Dr. Shelley White. “This is a unique opportunity that may not last beyond this year – if the cost of college has been holding you back, now is a great time to start your new future.”

Interested students need to follow the steps below:

According to White, “We understand that finances may not be the only concern about coming to college. HCC has an incredible network of support services such as tutoring, counseling & wellness, success coaches, and much more.”

Award amounts vary based on specific needs. Additional assistance may be available to cover expenses such as technology, transportation, and/or childcare. Separate funds exist to help support workforce continuing education students based on availability and eligibility. Additional questions concerning eligibility can be directed to hccaid@haywood.edu.

Funding sources include North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant (high school class of 2021 eligible for two years of support), Federal Pell grants, state & local grants and scholarships, HCC Foundation Tuition Free Guarantee (high school class of 2021 eligible for two years of support), and federal emergency relief funds. The expansion of free tuition and fees is a last-dollar program and covers Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 only. The program is subject to continued funding availability.

Fall semester classes begin August 16. Registration is now open. For more information, visit haywood.edu or call 828-627-2821.

Contact the Foundation

Contact us! The Foundation Office is located in the Frazell Administration Building (100) on the HCC campus.  Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.

Mailing Address

Haywood Community College Foundation
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Fax: 828-627-1218


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