Hagerstown Community College strives to expand their Promise Pathway Program


Hagerstown Community College is starting off their New Year by encouraging students who are worried about affording college to apply to their College Promise Program.

For qualifying students, the program will cover the balance of tuition and  mandatory fees after other aid is applied.

The eligibility requirements must be met in order to apply.

  • Public, private, and home-schooled high school students who are residents of Washington County.
  • Minimum 2.5 high school GPA.
  • Intent to complete an HCC credit letter, certificate or associate degree program as a part-time or full-time student.
  • Completion of the FAFSA by March 1st.
  • Demonstration of documented family financial need, as determined by the FAFSA (generally speaking, an expected family contribution of approximately $6000 or less per year).
  • Funding is determined between 10th grade and March 1 of student’s senior year in high school.
  • Has not earned a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree.

The Dean of Students Christine Ohl-gigliotti  loves the program and wants it to expand.

“We currently have about fifty active students who are in the program. You have to be a graduate of a Washington County Public High Schools to be in our HCC Promise Pathway Program and yes, we’ve already seen many benefits and we’re looking forward to growing that program,” Ohl-gigliotti said. 

The information sessions will take place on the following dates/times.

  • December 18, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • January 8, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • January 24, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • February 5, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • February 21t, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit their website.

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