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Business Sponsorship

A sponsorship is defined as a company or organization (third party) taking financial responsibility for a student’s charges. Students must apply and register for classes before they are eligible for business sponsorship billing at PCC.

Employer Sponsored In-State Tuition

The North Carolina General Statute 115D-39 states: “The legal resident limitation with respect to tuition, set forth in G.S. 116 143.1 and G.S. 116 143.3, shall apply to students attending institutions operating pursuant to this Chapter; provided, however, that when an employer other than the Armed Forces, as that term is defined in G.S. 116 143.3, pays tuition for an employee to attend an institution operating pursuant to this Chapter and when the employee works at a North Carolina business location, the employer shall be charged the In-state tuition rate.”

A student’s employer who is willing to sponsor their studies at Pitt Community College must follow the steps listed below. Begin these steps before payment is due using the Academic Calendar.

  1. Apply and be admitted into PCC
  2. Register for your classes for the semester. Contact the Cashier’s Office at 252-493-7234 to receive the cost of your classes at the resident rate vs the nonresident rate.
  3. Complete the Business-Sponsored Student Form  and return it.
  4. Return the form and all additional required documents via email to Assistant Vice President, Student Support Jasmin Spain (jlspain@email.pittcc.edu) and Administrative Assistant, April Moore (amoore@email.pittcc.edu). Completed forms must be submitted two weeks prior to the tuition date posted on the Academic Calendar.

Note: Those approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) currently qualify for business sponsorship. 

Non-Profit Sponsorship

The North Carolina General Statute 115D-39 (c) states: “… a person sponsored under this subsection who is lawfully admitted to the United States is eligible for the State resident community college tuition rate. For purposes of this subsection, a North Carolina(NC) nonprofit entity is a charitable or religious corporation as defined in G.S. 55A-1-40 that is incorporated in NC and that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a civic league incorporated in NC under Chapter 55A of the General Statutes that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. A nonresident of the United States is sponsored by a NC nonprofit entity if the student resides in NC while attending the community college and the NC nonprofit entity provides a signed affidavit to the community college verifying that the entity accepts financial responsibility for the student’s tuition and any other required educational fees. Any NC nonprofit entity that sponsors a nonresident of the United States under this subsection may sponsor no more than five nonresident students annually under this subsection. This subsection does not make a person a resident of NC for any other purpose.”

A student who has a nonprofit entity who is willing to sponsor their studies at Pitt Community College must follow the steps listed below. Begin these steps before payment is due using the Academic Calendar.

  1. Apply and be admitted into PCC
  2. Register for your classes for the semester. Contact the Cashier’s Office at 252-493-7234 to receive the cost of your classes at the resident rate vs the nonresident rate.
  3. Complete the NC Nonprofit Entity Sponsorship Form and return it.
  4. Return the form and all additional required documents via email to Assistant Vice President, Student Support Jasmin Spain (jlspain@email.pittcc.edu) and Administrative Assistant, April Moore (amoore@email.pittcc.edu). Completed forms must be submitted two weeks prior to the tuition date posted on the Academic Calendar.

Note: Undocumented students or those approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) do not currently qualify for non-profit sponsorship.