Types of Financial Aid


Federal Pell Grant (Pell)
The Federal Pell Grant Program is the largest federal grant program available to high need undergraduate students who have not received a baccalaureate degree. Eligibility is based on the students and/or families resources and determined by a formula developed by the U.S. Department of Education. Awards range from $400 to $5,550 per academic year for full-time enrollment. Awards are prorated each semester based on a student’s enrollment status. Completion of the FAFSA is required to be considered for this program.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG Program is a student aid program from which a student can obtain up to $4,000 each year depending on their financial need, the availability of these funds and the amount of other aid received. Limited funding restricts the FSEOG to the most-needy undergraduate students as determined by their financial aid application. A minimum enrollment of three credit hours per semester is required to receive this program. ATC typically awards $250 to $500 per semester to qualified applicants. Completion of the FAFSA is required to be considered for this program.
South Carolina Need-Based Grant (SCNB Grant)
The SCNB Grant is administered by the ATC FAO in compliance with guidelines established by the SC Commission on Higher Education and statutes of the South Carolina General Assembly. Limited funding restricts the SCNB Grant to needy undergraduates who have completed their application process by the designated state deadline date. To be eligible, a student must be a South Carolina resident, enrolled in at least six credit hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA. This grant may be received at ATC until a student receives their first associate degree. Awards vary depending on funding each year but typically range from $300 - $2,500 for an academic year. Completion of the FAFSA is required to be considered for this program.
South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (SC-LTAP)
The SC-LTAP is funded by the State of South Carolina. Funding levels are contingent upon State approval for each semester as determined by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education. Since funding levels of this program change on a semester-by-semester basis, we recommend that you visit S.C. State Technical System web site regularly for updates. Also, for more information, including eligibility guidelines and a list of frequently asked questions, visit S.C. Technical College System - Lottery Tuition Assistance. Completion of the FAFSA is required to be considered for this program.
South Carolina National Guard College Assistance Program (SCNG-CAP)
The SCNG-CAP is designed to assist members of the SC National Guard with educational expenses toward a one-year certificate or two-year associate degree. Maximum funding is $4,500 for SC National Guard and $9,000 for SC Air National Guard per academic year not exceeding the cost of attendance. Award allocations are prorated based on enrollment. To be eligible, students must be a member in good standing with the active National Guard, U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, enrolled at least part-time as a degree seeking student, and maintain Title IV Standards of Academic Progress. Students who have exceeded 130 semester hours, earned a bachelor's degree, earned a one-year certificate or two-year associate degree, and receive a full Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Scholarship cannot receive this program. To apply, students must annually complete and submit the SCNB-CAP application to the National Guard.
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