Promise Program eligibility expanded

WINNSBORO – Council members voted unanimously to amend its memorandum of understanding relating to the Promise Program, extending eligibility from 12 months to 36 months after graduation. County Administrator Jason Taylor said the program, which aims to provide a college education free of cost to qualifying Fairfield County students, is suffering from poor participation. “Right […]

FCSD reverses MOU’s exclusions

WINNSBORO – Another alteration has been made to the Fairfield County Promise Program, which aims to allow Fairfield students to attend college at Midlands Technical College at no cost to them.  At the Nov. 19 meeting, the school district’s board of trustees voted on a second amended Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, that clarifies eligibility […]

Board’s Promise vote leaves some unfunded

Green: School Board will revote Promise funding issue next month WINNSBORO – All Fairfield County high school graduates are not currently able to receive free college tuition funds contributed by the Fairfield County School District as promised last summer under the newly minted Promise Program. A school board vote last week left Promise Program tuition […]

County, FCSD disagree on ‘Promise’

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County and the Fairfield County school district still have some homework to finish before a plan allowing students to attend college at no cost takes effect. County Council on Monday approved its version which would cover college costs for qualifying Fairfield County students enrolling in Midlands Technical College’s Winnsboro campus. The vote […]

County, School District promise free MTC tuition

WINNSBORO – Providing free technical college tuition to financially struggling students is noble. Supporters say the Fairfield County taxpayer-funded Promise Program initiative will open college to more students and boost the local workforce. On Monday, representatives from Fairfield County, the Fairfield County School District and Midlands Technical College inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), pledging […]