Pell Grant is free aid based on student need determined by the FAFSA. Awards are available in amounts up to $5,775 per year. There is a six year lifetime limit on Pell.
South Carolina Resident Programs
SC Tuition Grant
SC Tuition Grant is free aid from the state of SC. To be eligible, a student must be a SC resident, complete a FAFSA prior to June 30th each year, and enroll full-time each year. Awards are partially need-based and are disbursed twice per year. Awards are available in amounts up to $3,100 per year.
LIFE Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship available to students who meet the requirements set by the SC Commission on Higher Education. Students can view the requirements at www.che.sc.gov or coker.edu/financial-aid. Awards are partially need-based and are disbursed twice per year. Awards are available in amounts up to $3,100 per year.
Aid from Private Sources
Grants, scholarships, and loans may be available from your employer, local businesses, church and religious organizations, civic organizations, banks, finance companies, and other sources. Some public libraries can provide information on these possibilities. The Office of Student Financial Planning has information about student loans available from various lenders.