Federal Grants and State Scholarships

  1. Federal Pell Grant
    • Entirely need-based.
    • Completion of FAFSA required.
    • Awards range from $626 to $5775 based on full-time enrollment.
    • Does not have to be repaid.
  2. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG):
    • First priority given to Pell grant recipients.
    • Awarded on first-come, first-served basis.
    • Does not have to be repaid.
  3. South Carolina Tuition Grant

    • South Carolina residents only.
    • Available at South Carolina private colleges and universities.
    • Completion of FAFSA required annually by June 30th.
    • Academic requirements for freshman student eligibility and continuing student eligibility.
    • Submission of South Carolina State Aid Affidavit. Click here to download affidavit form.
  4. South Carolina LIFE Scholarship:
    • To qualify at Spartanburg Methodist College, a student needs to graduate from high school with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on the Uniform Grading Scale.
    • Must enroll in at least 12 non-remedial hours per term.
    • No required application.
    • Renewable award based on a 3.0 LIFE GPA with an average of 30 credit hours earned each academic year (remedial coursework does not apply toward this requirement).
    • Definition of LIFE GPA: Must include all grades and credit hours earned at any eligible institution (in-state or out-of-state), including courses that do not transfer based on the institution’s policy and college courses taken while in high school.
    • How to calculate the LIFE GPA
    • South Carolina residents graduating from a SC high school or an approved home school program only.
    • Cannot receive South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance.
    • Submission of South Carolina State Aid Affidavit. (Download affidavit form)
  5. South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance
    • Completion of FAFSA.
    • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours).
    • South Carolina residents only.
    • Must be enrolled in a diploma, certificate, or degree program.
    • Cannot receive South Carolina LIFE Scholarship.