South Carolina Need-Based Grant Program (SNBG)
The purpose of the South Carolina Need-Based Grant program is to provide additional financial aid to South Carolina's neediest students. It is a state funded grant for undergraduates attending public and independent colleges and universities within South Carolina. Recipients may not have already earned a Bachelor's degree. In order to qualify for consideration for a South Carolina Need-Based Grant, a student must meet all of the following minimum requirements.
South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP)
The purpose of the Lottery Tuition Assistance Program is to provide resources that supplement, not supplant, existing resources for educational purposes to South Carolina's students. The program provides tuition assistance. The program will assist students who wish to attend two-year public or independent colleges in the State. In calculating the amount awarded in Lottery Tuition Assistance, any federal grants and Need-based Grants must be awarded first before determining the amount eligible in Lottery Tuition Assistance to be used for payment towards cost-of-tuition. A student may receive up to the cost-of-tuition. The college at which the student is enrolled will notify each student of the exact award amount.
Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence Scholarship Program (LIFE)
The Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program administered by the financial aid office at each eligible public and independent college and university in South Carolina. The LIFE Scholarship may be used towards the cost of attendance for up to eight terms based on the student's initial college enrollment date. Students must be enrolled in their first associate’s degree, first two-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree, or first baccalaureate degree.
This information is subject to change by either the South Carolina Legislature or the Commission on Higher Education. You may view the most recent guidelines for Scholarships and Grants for SC Residents by visiting SC Commission on Higher Education.