- You must be a full-time undergraduate student.
- You must be seeking your first baccalaureate (four-year) degree.
- You must be a legal resident of SC.
- You must fill out the FAFSA.
- You must have financial need as defined by Title IV regulations.
- You must not have been judged delinquent, been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any felony in any state.
- You must not have been convicted of any second or subsequent alcohol or drug-related misdemeanor in any state within the past academic year.
- You must not be in default or owe a refund or repayment on any federal or state financial aid.
- You must be making satisfactory academic progress,
- You must meeet all general eligibility requirements.
- You must enroll in 12 hours for the fall semester and 12 hours for the spring semester.
In addition to meeting all general eligibility requirements, as continuing education students:
- you must enroll in 12 hours for the fall semester and 12 hours for the spring semester
- if you received a State Need-Based Grant in the previous year, you must have earned 24 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters
- you must have earned a minimum 2.00 UofSC cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale by the end of the spring semester
- only your cumulative grade point average earned at UofSC and UofSC system campuses will be considered in determining eligibility for continuing students
- if you have earned a 2.00 UofSC cumulative grade point average by the end of the spring semester and choose to enroll in a summer session(s), you will NOT be eligible to receive a State Need-Based Grant if your UofSC cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.00 at the end of that summer session(s).
- if you are awarded a State Need-Based Grant prior to the end of the spring term, your award will not be official until your grades have been reviewed.
Changes in Residency
If you become a non-SC resident, you will be required to repay your award for any semester(s) you were classified as a nonresident and received a State Need-Based Grant. However, you will not be required to repay your award for any semester(s) in which you were classified a SC resident.