Step Ahead Program


Take some classes from HCC 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!


  • 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.