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Are you worried about paying for college?

Start your college career with CPCC and save! CPCC offers the same quality courses as many four year institutions, but at a fraction of the cost. Plus, your courses will often transfer to a four-year UNC system university so you can continue your education. Not only is attending CPCC less expensive than most four-year schools, but there are many ways the college can help you receive financial assistance.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid office can help you obtain scholarships and private or alternative loans. The FAFSA is now available for the 2018-2019 school year and you can file sooner by using your 2016 tax return. Visit and use school code 002915.


Did you know CPCC offers more than $1 million in scholarships each year? With one simple online application, you can apply for the multiple scholarships CPCC offers.

Career & College Promise (dual enrollment)

Are you interested in getting a jump-start on college before graduating high school? With our Career & College Promise programs, you can take college courses and receive transferable credit for free.

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Find out more about visiting CPCC and applying to the college. Need help? Connect directly with an Outreach and Recruitment team member at or 704.330.6637.

Colleges in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuition Comparison
School Name Type In-state tuition & fees
Central Piedmont Community College public $3,431
UNC system average public $6,867
King's College for-profit $14,320
The Art Institute of Charlotte for-profit $17,124
Johnson C Smith University private $18,236
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte private $30,396
Queens University of Charlotte private $32,560