Financial Aid

Financial Aid

"Associate degree recipients, on average, end up making about $500,000 more over their careers than people with only high school diplomas."
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce



HOW TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID


Completing your degree is worth the investment.

Everyone's degree cost will be different depending on a number of factors, including eligibility for state and federal aid, the number of credit hours you already may have, and other sources of scholarships or funding.

In most cases, financial aid will significantly reduce the cost of your degree. Every student, regardless of income or situation, should apply for financial aid - even if you think you, or your family, earn too much to qualify.

From financial aid to student loans, you have options when it comes to paying for your education. We’re here to help you navigate the process and make it as easy as possible.

Ready to get started or need assistance?

Can we be real for a second? Navigating financial aid can be time-consuming and confusing. There, we said it. But it's always worth the effort.

We have experts on staff who can make the process much, much easier for you, so don't hesitate to reach out.

  • Want to dive right in? Follow the instructions below to get started now.
  • Want expert help? Call our Financial Aid Office at 864-587-4203, 800-772-7286 (toll free) or email smcfinaid@smcsc.edu. Our Financial Aid Counselors are happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process.
  • Got a quick question? You can also call or text your personal Admissions Representative, Josh Holt, at 864-398-6247 or email holtj@smcsc.edu. He's ready to make the Admissions process as easy as possible for you.


FINANCIAL AID SOURCES



MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN

For degree expenses not covered by financial aid, payment plans are available for a small enrollment fee each semester.

You may select bank draft or credit card payment options. And because the payment plan is not a loan program, you will not be charged interest on the payment plan.

You will make an up-front payment prior to the beginning of the semester when the payment plan is implemented.

More information about the payment plan will be provided by your Financial Aid Counselor once your degree costs are finalized.