South Carolina Higher Education
Tuition Grants Commission
(803) 896-1120

How to Apply

The application used to determine eligibility for a South Carolina Tuition Grant is the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA).  The online version of the FAFSA (the FAFSA on the web) can be accessed through the link on this page.  By submitting the FAFSA directly to the federal government’s processor and listing the participating South Carolina independent college or university of your choice in the college choice section, the Tuition Grants Commission will be able to electronically receive your application from the federal  processor.  The Commission will then be able to use your application to determine your eligibility for a South Carolina Tuition Grant.  Also since South Carolina Tuition Grants are only available to legal residents of South Carolina, students and parents should be sure to accurately complete all questions on the FAFSA regarding state residency.

Applications are available beginning October 1 of the year prior to your college attendance. Apply as early as possible. The FAFSA must be completed for each year you are planning to attend college.  The deadline for receipt of 2018-2019 applications (enrollment in Fall 2018 classes) is June 30, 2018.  All eligible applications received by the federal processor by June 30 will be funded.