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Lottery-funded tuition assistance now pays more than
half of technical college tuition for SC residents!


The maximum award for the 2013-2014 academic year is $1140 for eligible full-time students and $95 per credit hour for eligible part-time students per semester. If you have not already submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need to do so before your college's financial aid office can determine your eligibility for lottery-funded tuition assistance.

According to state law, federal grants and need-based grants will be applied against Technical College tuition before lottery-funded tuition assistance will be applied. For example, if a student receives $400 in federal grants and $200 in need-based grants, $600 will be applied against the student's tuition before lottery-funded tuition assistance will be applied.

The law also states that students can only apply lottery tuition assistance toward one certificate, diploma or associate degree program every five years, unless the additional certificate, diploma or associate degree is necessary for progress in a field of study.

Please note that Lottery Tuition Assistance award amounts are subject to change each term based on the number of eligible recipients and available funding.

IMPORTANT:Students may use their LIFE Scholarship award at a Technical College; however, they will not be eligible for lottery-funded tuition assistance.