New program offers free associate’s degree at CCV
VERMONT- Thanks to the Free Degree Promise through the Early College Program all Vermont students who are currently in grades eight to 11 can now count on a free associate degree at the Community College of Vermont the year after high school graduation.
The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation has announced the McClure Free Degree Promise through the Early College Program at CCV for Vermont’s high school classes of 2022 to 2026. The McClure Foundation’s promise will cover tuition and fees after any federal and state financial aid, and provide enhanced career and education advising as well as stipends to help with books, transportation, and other costs associated with going to college.
The state’s early college program allows Vermont high school seniors the option to complete their last year of high school and their first year of college at the same time, earning free college credits that also count toward graduation from high school.
The McClure Foundation’s promise builds on the early college program at CCV to give students who continue the chance to earn an associate degree of their choosing the year after high school graduation, putting them on a fast track to a debt-free degree and a promising Vermont job.
As an open-admissions college with 12 locations and robust online learning options, CCV serves students of diverse backgrounds across Vermont. Early college students benefit from personalized academic advising as they navigate the transition from high school to college and begin exploring career options. Young people interested in the Free Early Degree promise can choose from CCV’s 11 associate degree programs, earning credits that transfer easily to four-year programs within the Vermont State Colleges system as well as to UVM, Champlain, and other colleges and universities throughout Vermont and beyond.
To learn more about the Free Early Degree Promise visit ccv.edu/freedegree.