At a meeting of representatives from ten North Carolina Community Colleges hosted by Fayetteville State University (FSU) on Monday, April 1, Piedmont Community College became sixth partner in FSU’s $10,000 ($10 K) Degree Pathway.

Launched by FSU Chancellor James Anderson last August as an alternative to the high-cost programs offered by for-profit institutions, the $10 K Degree Pathway permits associate degree graduates of NC Community Colleges to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of FSU’s ten online degree programs for maximum out-of-pocket costs of $10,000, that’s approximately $5,000 at the community college and $5,000 at FSU.

Students eligible for federal or state need-based grants will likely pay out-of-pocket costs much less than $10,000.

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Originally published Apr. 3, 2019.