FREE Tuition for Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 First Time Students with HCTC Promise | HCTC

FREE Tuition for Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 First Time Students with HCTC Promise

Not enough or any financial aid? No worries! HCTC Promise—We’ve got you covered!

HCTC is making a promise to any *first-time, credential seeking students, including students who have High School Diploma or GED and are enrolling in the Fall 2023 and/or Spring 2024 (***including any Winter term classes) semester that we’ve got your back!

This is a “last dollar in” scholarship, which means after all your other aid (PELL, CAP, grants, WorkReady scholarships, Institutional scholarships, third-party scholarships, etc.) has been applied, the HCTC Promise scholarship will cover the balance for:

Tuition of up to 18 credit hours per semester, with a six credit hour minimum (only program applicable courses).

  • Buildsmart fees
  • Digital content fees
  • Online course charges

Promise scholarship is limited to $1,122 for truck driving/CDL and $2,244 for lineman; for both the limit is $3,366. 

This is OUR promise to YOU that, as a first-time student, you will not have to pay for Fall 2023 and/or Spring 2024 classes (***including any Winter term classes) at HCTC out of pocket! **Eligibility extends to any first-time, credential-seeking Kentucky residents, including those who have taken high school dual credit classes and classes must be taken consecutively (two semesters back to back)

Contact HCTC Director of Advancement Carla Seals at (606) 487-3072 or at  for more information.

Other KCTCS college students, visiting students, and current high school students are ineligible, as are the costs of program kits, tools, and books/resources.

*First-time students must not have any college credits or credentials from any institution, excluding dual credit hours earned in high school.

**Eligible students must complete their FAFSA and the application below and MUST take HCTC classes (unless the class is not offered at HCTC) and have HCTC listed as their home campus. This is a “last-dollar in” tuition scholarship, meaning after all other financial aid or third-party payments (excluding student loans) are applied, the scholarship will cover the remaining tuition balance for two consecutive semesters.

***Winter session class/classes would be included as part of your spring enrollment limit of 18 credit hours.