Types of Financial Aid

Lottery Tuition Assistance

Facts:  Requirements:
  • South Carolina State grant
  • Awards are subject to change as the state determines the dollar amount per credit hour available each semester.
  • Spring 2015 maximum full time award is $1140.
  • $95 per six to eleven credit hours.
  • Based on the number of credit hours enrolled.
  • Funds are applied to tuition only, not books.
  • Funds are adjusted based on the total credit hours per semester and other aid awarded.
  • You may be eligible for loans and lottery funding at the same time.  Other aid awarded is applied first.  (Pays difference up to the in-county tuition amount only.)
  • Available to students with Bachelors degree.
  • For special circumstances certain students may waive the FAFSA requirement:
    • Dually enrolled high school enrolled in 6 or more credit hours who are placed in either a certificate, diploma, or degree program.
    • Student who has already earned a Bachelor's degree or higher.
    • Parent's refusal to disclose their information for their dependent student who are unable to complete the FAFSA.
A student must...

  • Be a SC Resident
  • Be enrolled in a diploma, certificate, or associate degree program for a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • Make Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Be enrolled at least 6 credit hours
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (once attempted 24 credit hours)
  • NOT be in default on a loan under the Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Stafford Loan programs.
  • NOT owe a refund or repayment of a state grant, Pell grant, or a Supplemental Educational Grant
  • NOT be a LIFE scholarship eligible student.
  • Complete:
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Financial Aid file
How To Apply
  • Apply to the College and be admitted to an eligible program of study.
  • Complete the FAFSA form.
  • If you are applying for the Fall 2014, Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 semester, complete the 2014-15 FAFSA. If you are applying for the Fall 2015, Spring 2016 or Summer 2016 semester, complete the 2015-16 FAFSA.
  • Complete your Financial Aid file.