Family Income $0 – $25K

Family Income $0 – $25K

Your out-of-pocket cost to attend SMC for one year: $6,555

Includes room, board and fees. This is the typical cost paid by students in your family’s income level who qualify for our Full Tuition Scholarship Package.

How We Calculate Your Cost:


  • $5,815 Federal Pell Grant
  • $3,200 SC Tuition Grant*
  • $5,000 SC LIFE Scholarship**
  • $4,500 SMC Merit Scholarship
  • $1,000 SMC Need Scholarship
  • YOUR COST: $6,555
Portion of Your Cost due when you enroll: $1,055.
Portion of Your Cost covered by federal student loans: $5,500

Steps to Take:

Apply to SMC

Gather your tax returns

Submit a FAFSA


Contact our Financial Aid Office at
864-587-4203 or

Financial Aid Can Help Cover Your Cost:

  • All of the grants and scholarships noted in the above example are AUTOMATICALLY awarded when you apply to SMC. Our Financial Aid Counselors will help you understand the federal loans available to you to help cover Your Cost, if needed.
  • To qualify for financial aid at ANY U.S. college or university, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can submit the FAFSA at the same time you apply to SMC, before you apply or after. But you must submit it by June 30 of the year you plan to attend college.
  • Every student’s financial situation is different. The costs presented above are for estimating purposes only.

*Must be a South Carolina Resident and file a FAFSA by June 30, 2017.
**Must be a South Carolina resident and graduate from a SC High school with a 3.0 GPA or higher based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.