Forsyth Tech Welcomes Governor Roy Cooper and Announces Free College for High School Seniors Graduating in 2022

Governor Roy Cooper Addresses Forsyth Tech

Forsyth Tech announced that it will continue its College Commitment grant program, which provides entirely free enrollment (tuition, books and fees) at the college for all graduating high school seniors.

Alongside Governor Cooper, Dr. Janet Spriggs, President of Forsyth Tech, announced that the college would extend its commitment to high school seniors – making college at Forsyth Tech totally free once again for all NC high school graduates in 2022.

“North Carolina’s community colleges are a major force in strengthening our students and growing our workforce,” said Governor Cooper. “The Longleaf Commitment community college grants program is already helping our students continue their education debt-free at one of our strong community colleges and it’s great to see the success of these grants lead to expanded access at Forsyth Tech.”

“We know that education is critical to success later in life, and we want to remove as many barriers to success as we can for our community’s youth,” said Dr. Spriggs. “We also know that North Carolina is the best state in the country for business, and for our economy to grow and thrive, we need to invest in high-quality, public higher education for all North Carolinians.”

After the announcement, Governor Cooper then participated in a roundtable discussion with four students currently enrolled at Forsyth Tech that took advantage of the 2021 College Commitment and Longleaf Grant.

Fnu Renuka, Melanie Moore, Derek Vance and Rebeca Coreas Zaldana all noted that they were honored to speak with Governor Cooper, and were proud to share their experiences at Forsyth Tech. “Because of the Longleaf Commitment Grant, I’ll be able to graduate without debt, which is great!” said Melanie Moore.

Renuka, who is currently enrolled in the Associate in Science program, and plans to transfer to a four-year university to become an emergency medicine physician said, “Forsyth Tech has given me a lot and I’ve met so many people with similar interests. I’ve really been able to learn and grow as a person.”

Current high school seniors who are interested in learning more about how to take advantage of the Longleaf Commitment Grant and Forsyth Tech’s Class of 2022 College Commitment should visit for more information.