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Step Ahead

With the rising costs of higher education, affordability is always a concern for parents and students.  Hutchinson Community College Step Ahead program can help you get a head start on a quality education at one of the premier colleges in Kansas.  Take some classes from HutchCC while you're attending a Kansas high school.  After you graduate, enroll and attend full-time at HCC for your freshman year and we will reimburse you the cost you have spent on tuition.  It's as easy as that!

Student Requirements:

  • College credit must be a letter grade and students must have earned a grade of C or higher or a P in a pass/fail class.
  • Day or evening, on-campus, off-campus, ITV or internet classes taken during the fall, spring, or summer semesters prior to high school graduation are eligible for reimbursement.
  • The tuition reimbursement is granted to students who enroll and attend full-time in the Fall or Spring semesters following high school graduation. 
  • HCC must be the only institution attended after high school graduation.
  • Graduated High School Seniors, attending only HCC Summer classes, are not eligible for the program.
  • Be a Kansas Resident.
  • Reimbursement will cover only the tuition paid for by the student.

For more information contact Admissions at 1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 3535


The convenience of the Newton Center made it easy for me to get a head start on my college classes. Getting the tuition refunded when I came to Hutch CC was a added bonus.
~ Taylor Stahly

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