A Stronger Future

Carolina is routinely ranked among the best values in education. As the nation’s first public university, providing access to an affordable education is in the DNA of the University.

There may be no better example of that mission in action than the Carolina Covenant, which helps Tar Heels graduate debt-free and make an impact in their communities.

“By combining significant financial aid and other resources with the power of community, the covenant creates a bridge across the barriers our low-income students face in higher education,” said Candice Powell ’06, ’21 (Ph.D.), who has served as the director of the program since 2019.

“I am so proud to be part of an effort that has helped more than 10,000 students come to Carolina — a place that I love and that helped shape me, my sister, and my closest friends — to graduate without the kind of debt that may hinder their ability to apply the skills they gained in college to make our world a better place.”

To learn more about the Carolina Covenant and its impacts, read the complete Carolina Story…

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