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HCC offers three free credit hours with ‘After 3’ program

FREEPORT — Highland Community College is making it easier to start back to school this fall with the “After 3” program. Eligible students who have not been enrolled at HCC, in high school, or the GED/HSE program for at least three years can qualify for a three credit hour tuition waiver under the program.

Eligible students who register and pay for three or more credit hours in the Fall 2017 Semester will receive a tuition waiver for three free credit hours to be used in the same semester. Financial aid, scholarships, and other waivers will be applied to the student’s account prior to qualifying for the “After 3” waiver. Students will not receive reimbursements from this waiver.

“We understand that life can sometimes get in the way of completing a degree or certificate,” said Director of Enrollment and Records Jeremy Bradt. “We know that there are people who attended at some point who have not completed a certificate or degree, and the ‘After 3’ program is designed to provide some assistance in helping them come back to finish up.”

Eligible students must live in Highland Community College District 519. 

To find out if you qualify for the “After 3” program, call 815.599.3414 or visit

2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032-9341

Fax 815-235-6130