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Tri-County Technical College

A Grant is a type of Financial Aid that does not have to be repaid unless the student fails to complete the requirements of education. All students receiving financial aid are required to read and understand the Memorandum of Understanding.

Pell Grant

  • Federal entitlement program

  • Awarded based on FAFSA information

  • Maximum annual award varies each year

  • Awarded based on need and number of credit hours taken

  • Further Pell Grant Information

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Federal program awarded to the neediest students

  • Funding for FSEOG is limited

  • Awarded based on FAFSA information

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester

  • Award amount varies annually

  • Further SEOG Information

South Carolina Need-Based Grant

  • State funded program awarded to the neediest students

  • Awarded based on FAFSA information

  • Must be South Carolina resident

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester

  • Award amount varies annually

  • Further SCNBG Information

Lottery Tuition Assistance

  • State funded program awarded to South Carolina residents

  • Must meet residency requirements

  • Awarded by completing the FAFSA application

  • High School students or students with Bachelor's degrees do not need to complete the FAFSA. These students complete a Lottery Tuition Assistance waiver form for the appropriate aid year and return it to the Financial Aid Office (First Floor, Ruby Hicks).

  • Applies to cost of tuition only

  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA after attempting 24 or more semester hours.

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester

  • Does not cover Continuing Education classes or non-credit classes

  • Award amount varies annually. Students can receive up to $110 per credit hour.
  • Further Information About Lottery Tuition Assistance

South Carolina Workforce Industry Needs Scholarship (SC WINS)

  • Must have completed the FAFSA
  • Must be receiving Lottery Tuition Assistance
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Must be enrolled in a "critical workforce area".
  • Further Information about SC WINS

South Carolina Promise Scholarship

  • State funded program awarded to South Carolina residents from eligible plaintiff districts
  • Funding for this program is limited and eligible students will be determined on a first come first basis
  • Must meet residency requirements
  • Awarded by completing the FAFSA and SC Promise applications
  • Applies to cost of tuition, program fees, and books (up to $300) after all other state and federal grant aid
  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Does not cover Continuing Education classes or non-credit classes
  • Cannot have a bachelor’s degree
  • Award amount is up to $2,000 for the academic year
  • A financial education session is required to receive the funds.  More details here.

SC National Guard CAP Program

  • The South Carolina National Guard College Assistance Program (CAP) is administered by the SC Commission on Higher Education and may be awarded to qualified members of the South Carolina National Guard.

  • Awards, when combined with other financial aid, can never exceed the Cost of Attendance.

  • Further SC National Guard CAP Program information