Regardless of how the numbers are crunched, Haywood Community College’s tuition-free plan is a resounding success.
Last spring, college leaders announced that any 2019 graduate from a school in Haywood County could attend the community college for free. There was one caveat, however. Students would need to first apply for financial aid programs available to all students and those funds, if awarded, would be used first.
The balance of the needed funds to pay for tuition — and even help out for items such as textbooks or other costs — would come from the college’s foundation.