Federal Pell Grant (Pell)
The Federal Pell Grant Program is the largest student aid grant program available to needy undergraduate students who have not received a baccalaureate degree. Eligibility is based on the income and assets of the student (and spouse) or student and parent(s). Amounts are determined by a formula developed by the U.S. Department of Education. Awards range from $767 to $7,395 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 receive funding 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 $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 awarded in compliance with guidelines established by the SC Commission on Higher Education. Limited funding restricts the SCNB to needy undergraduates who are South Carolina residents who are enrolled in at least six credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. This grant may be received until a student receives their first associate degree. Awards typically average $550 per semester at ATC. 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 academic year as determined by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education. Funding is for $85 per credit hour, for up to 15 credits per semester and is contingent upon state lottery sales. 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 GED by 23 Program
In partnership with the SC Department of Education Adult Education Office, the GED by 23 program is designed to cover the tuition and fees for South Carolina residents enrolled in a certificate, diploma or associate degree program and who meet one of the following criteria:
(1) complete a high school diploma or GED through one of the 52 South Carolina State supported Adult Education Offices between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2024 OR
(2) complete two sections of the GED and are part of the integrated education and training career pathway at the Adult Education programs between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2024 OR
(3) complete the Skills Upgrade class between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.
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 per academic year not to exceed 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 and identified as critical need. Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, enrolled at least part-time as a degree seeking students, and maintain Title IV Standards of Academic Progress. Students who have earned in excess of 130 semester hours, earned a bachelor's degree, earned a one-year certificate or two-year associate degree, or received a full Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Scholarship cannot receive funds from this program.
To apply, students must annually complete and submit the SCNG-CAP application to the National Guard between June 1 and August 1 of each year. Any applications submitted after the August 1 deadline will not be accepted.