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Lottery Tuition
Assistance Program

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.

GET STARTED TODAY by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 


 - 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 associate or eligible certificate or diploma program for each term of enrollment.

  - Must earn at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA (grade point average) 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 FAFSA 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.

Kara Traverse
Financial Resources Counselor
(803) 981-7120




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