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Catawba County Promise

The Catawba County Promise (CCP) is a guaranteed financial aid package worth at least half the cost of tuition for full-time undergraduate first-year students and transfer students who meet these requirements:

  • Resident of Catawba County (at time of admittance)
  • High school weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher for first-year students
  • College GPA of 3.5 or higher and 30 attempted college hours for transfer students

Is this a scholarship program?

The Catawba County Promise is a guaranteed financial aid package worth at least half the cost of tuition. The total financial aid package for each student will vary and may be comprised of institutional, federal, and state grants and scholarships.

Is a student guaranteed to be a part of the program for his/her four years at LR?

The Catawba County Promise is renewable for up to four years at the initial amount if a student remains in good standing with the University.

Is this program available for graduate students or adult learner students?

At this time, the Catawba County Promise is available only to full-time undergraduate first-year and transfer students at LR who meet the requirements for the CCP program. The Catawba County Promise is not available to graduate or adult learners.

How much is undergraduate tuition at LR?

Tuition for the 2019-20 academic year is $37,400 for a full-time undergraduate student, meaning a student who qualifies for the Catawba County Promise received a financial aid package of at least $18,700.

Can the Catawba County Promise be used in addition to other awards?

All institutional, state, and federal grants and scholarships will be combined to determine if the financial aid package for an eligible CCP student totals at least half the cost of tuition. If at least half the cost of tuition is not met, then additional funds will be added to the financial aid package to total half the cost of tuition.

Any external scholarships awarded to the student will not be counted toward half the cost of tuition.

I live in Catawba County but attend a college outside of Catawba County and am interested in transferring to LR. Am I eligible?

Yes, this offer is based on a student’s full-time residency as a Catawba County resident at the time of admittance who meets the requirements for which the program is offered.

I’m qualified and applying for 2019-2020. Do I need to fill out a separate form?

No separate form is required. All students who meet the qualifications will be automatically a part of the program. Students will, however, be required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Will students' financial aid award letters reflect the Catawba County Promise offer?

The guaranteed minimum offer will be disbursed and presented in the award letter as a total of scholarships and grants totaling at least half the cost of tuition, but it will not be noted as Catawba County Promise.

I have more questions. Whom should I contact?

Please contact a member of our enrollment team in the Office of Admission at admission@lr.edu or 828.328.7382.