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SC Need-Based Grant

SC Need-Based Grant

S.C. Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission is managing the South Carolina Need-based Grant Program for students appearing an independent college or university.

The purpose of S.C. Need-based grant is to provide extra financial aid to South Carolina’s students who need a study fund to support their college education.

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Excellent opportunity for South Carolina students to get additional funding for college study.

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The grant is open to South Carolina residents who are going to attend their first baccalaureate degree or first associate’s degree at an eligible S.C. public institution.

Application Deadline: Varies

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Award: $2,500 annually
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: US Citizen
  • Grant can be taken in the USA


  • Eligible Countries: Only the United States
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The grant will be awarded for undergraduate study in any subject
  • Admissible Criteria: Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program in their first one-year program, first associate’s degree, first two-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree, first baccalaureate degree, or first pre-professional undergraduate degree, to include those pre-professional degree programs that may not require a baccalaureate degree at an eligible S.C. public institution.

How to Apply

To apply: Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants are required to take admission in one of the South Carolina Eligible Public Institutions to achieve S.C. Need-based Grant Program.

South Carolina Need-based Grant Program Eligible Public Institutions are all the following:

Public Senior Institutions  

USC Regional Campuses

Technical Colleges


  • If students enrolled full-time, then they may get up to $2,500 annually or if they registered part-time as a degree-seeking student at an eligible S.C. public institution, they would get up to $1,250 annually.
  • The money of the grant is divided into two semesters out of the academic year (i.e. fall, spring, or summer). The award should be applied directly for the cost-of-attendance.

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