FREE Tuition for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 First Time Students with HCTC Promise | HCTC

FREE Tuition for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 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 2022 and/or Spring 2023 (***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, third-party scholarships, institutional scholarships, etc.) has been applied, the HCTC Promise scholarship will cover the balance for:

Tuition of up to 18 credit hours, with a six credit hours 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 2022 and/or Spring 2023 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.

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 and have HCTC listed as their home campus. Students must also maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete the Fall 2022 semester to be eligible for the scholarship in the Spring 2023 semester. 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.

***A Winter session class would be included as part of your spring enrollment credit hours.