NC PROMISE PROGRAM There will be 4 universities in the NC Promise Program in the fall of 2022: Elizabeth City State, Fayetteville State, UNC Pembroke, and Western Carolina University. At these schools, tuition is set at $1,000 per year for in-state residents and $5,000 for out-of-state residents.
There are no eligibility requirements; if you apply for undergraduate admission and are accepted, then you receive this benefit automaitcally!
The Mexican consulate can help students explore taking online courses from Mexican universities. These would be appropriate for students with strong Spanish language skills.
Many community colleges have agreements with UNC system schools – for example, Guilford Tech and UNCG have a co-admission program called “G-squared.”
Look for programs available to HS students like Crosby Scholars, Latino Achievers, or others. You can network with other Latinx students who want to go to college and get great advice.
Seek out advocacy organizations. Start with the websites for El Pueblo and AdelanteNC/Let’s Learn (listed in resources section) and maybe you will meet some other Latinx students in your area as a result!
NC Community Colleges have open door policies – undocumented immigrants can be admitted under these conditions. You must have attended and graduated with a diploma from a US high school (but not a GED. Students who have received DACA are no longer considered undocumented. However, individual community colleges do have discretion to decide about admitting DACA recipients.
Look for College Access Workshops and Fairs that are sponsored by Latinx-related organizations. Some examples are “Mi Exito, La Universidad” and “The Hispanic Educational Summit,” sponsored by the NC Society of Hispanic Professionals, and “Soy un Lider” at Guilford College.