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  • Quick Facts:

    • Nearly all students who are South Carolina residents qualify, regardless of financial need.
    • Your eligibility is not based on how much you earn.
    • You do not have to attend full-time to qualify. Learn how this works.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Complete a  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    • Be a resident of South Carolina.

    • Be a U.S. Citizen, or a permanent resident that meets the definition of an eligible, non-citizen under the State residency statutes.

    • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours in an Associates, eligible certificate, or diploma program for each term of enrollment.

    • Certify that, as a student, you are not in a default status and do not owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal financial aid.

    • Must achieve at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA after attempting 24 credit hours by the end of the academic year.

    • Must not be eligible for or be a recipient of the  LIFE Scholarship.

    • Must not receive Lottery Tuition Assistance for more than one certificate, diploma, or degree earned within any five-year period unless the additional certificate, diploma, or degree constitutes progress in the same field of study. 
  • NOTE: If you meet one of the conditions below, you may waive the FAFSA requirement by completing the Lottery Tuition Assistance Waiver Form:

    • You have a Bachelor's Degree and provide a transcript or copy of your degree.
    • You are enrolled in a program that is not eligible for Title IV federal aid.
    • You are a dependent student who is unable to obtain a parent's or parents' federal tax return(s) (documentation required).
    • You are a high school student enrolled in a dual credit program.
    • Student and/or family has an adjusted gross income of at least $80,000.
  • Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTAP) DETAILS:

    • Available for students attending SC Technical Colleges, USC Regional Campuses and Spartanburg Methodist College

    • Maximum Award:
      • $75 per credit hour, up to $900 per semester for full-time attendance (This amount changes slightly each semester)

    • Eligibility Criteria:
      • Must file the FAFSA
      • Must be degree seeking and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits SC Need-Based Grant

    • Maximum Award:
      • Up to $2,500 annually if enrolled full-time and up to $1,250 annually if enrolled part-time for a maximum of eight full-time equivalent terms
      • College determines the exact award amount

    • Eligibility Criteria: 
      • Must file the FAFSA form 
      • Must be needy based on the results of the FAFSA (consistent with Pell Grant eligibility)