WSOC-TV report: Many students overlook community colleges

Community colleges are often the way you can have it all when it comes to higher education: You can have “the dream without the bill.”

That’s how WSOC-TV, the region’s ABC affiliate, described the excellent option of community college for earning a degree without the stress of heavy debt hanging over your head. At Central Piedmont, it's possible to achieve the dream of higher education minus the nightmare of crippling debt that can sometimes follow.

Getting a high-quality education at an affordable price is a reality for many Central Piedmont students, including the following alumni who were featured in a two-part WSOC-TV news story on the student debt crisis.

Wylena Jones

Central Piedmont Alumna Wylena Jones is an adult learner who recently graduated from Central Piedmont with her associate degree in nursing with almost no student debt.

Part 1

Kayla, Koby, and Keyshawn Brown

Central Piedmont Alumni Kayla, Koby, and Keyshawn Brown are triplets who attended Central Piedmont’s middle college high school, allowing them to earn their associate degree from the college at no-cost as high school students.

Part 2

Financial Aid Opportunities at Central Piedmont

Financial aid

Earn College Credit at Central Piedmont as a High School Student

Dual enrollment and middle college high schools