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General Information

Name South Carolina Need-based Grant Program
Number of Awards
Award Value $1,250 - $2,500
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications
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Contact Information

Contact Lorna Manglona-Williams
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1333 Main St.
Suite 200
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone (803)737-2262

Scholarship Description

The financial aid office on each public college campus administers the Need-based Grant Program. The S.C. Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission administers the Need-based Grant Program for independent colleges and universities as a part of the Tuition Grants Program. A student may receive up to $2,500 annually if enrolled full-time and up to $1,250 annually if enrolled part-time. Half of grant is awarded in the fall semester and half is awarded in the spring semester, assuming continued eligibility. The college at which the student is enrolled determines the exact amount, less any other gift aid received. The grant must be applied directly towards the cost-of-attendance at the college for a maximum of eight full-time equivalent terms. Students must be enrolled in their first one-year program, first associate's degree, first two-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree, first baccalaureate degree, or first professional degree.

General Eligibility Requirements:

In order to qualify for consideration for a South Carolina Need-based Grant, a student must meet ALL of the following minimum requirements each academic year:

* Be a needy student as defined by Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs for determining eligibility for federal student financial aid. The student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form;
* Be a legal resident of South;
* Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident;
* Be enrolled at the time of the grant disbursement in a minimum of twelve credit hours if full-time or six credit hours if part-time for the term at an eligible public institution; and
* Does not owe a refund or repayment on a State Grant, Pell Grant or a Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and not be in default on a loan under the Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Stafford Loan program