To be eligible for the SCNBG, the student must:
1. Be a legal resident of South Carolina.
2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) each academic year and meet all eligibility requirements annually.
3. Demonstrate a financial need as established for
Title IV programs when determining eligibility for federal student financial
4. Be enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate
student in the associate, baccalaureate or Title IV eligible one-year program,
authorized by CHE at an eligible two-year or four-year public college or
university in South Carolina. (Students that have obtained a two-year or
four-year degree are NOT eligible for the South Carolina Need-Based Grant).
5. Be enrolled in at least six credit hours (half-time
status) each semester. Continued eligibility requires completion of registered
6. Certify that he/she has no criminal record, has
never been convicted of a felony, and is of good moral character by submitting
an affidavit to the institution testifying to the fact.
7. Certify that he/she does not owe a refund or
repayment on a State Grant, a Pell Grant, or a Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant and is not in default on a loan (verification obtained from
8. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (“C”) or above.
The South Carolina Need-Based
Grant is dependent upon action by the General Assembly and amounts are
contingent upon the availability of funds to be appropriated for the program. The
award is based on your attendance status and may be adjusted according to the
number of credit hours you register for each term after the drop/add period. A
student cannot receive the SCNBG for more than eight semesters.
Required Certification and Affidavit:
State law requires that a student receiving the State
Need Based Grant must certify that he/she has no criminal record, has never
been convicted of a felony as defined under State Statute Section 16-1-10, and
is of good moral character by submitting a signed affidavit to the institution.
This affidavit must be signed by the student. Any false information provided by
the student or any attempt to obtain, expend, or attempt to expend any
need-based grant for unlawful purposes or any purpose other than payment of
reimbursement for the cost of tuition and fees and other educational costs at
the institution authorized to award the grant will be cause of immediate
cancellation of the need-based grant. Any student who has obtained a need-based
grant through means of a willfully false statement or failure to reveal any
material fact, condition or circumstances affecting eligibility will be subject
to applicable civil or criminal penalties, including loss of the need based grant.
certifies that I am of good moral character and have never been convicted of a
felony as defined under State Statute 16-1-10. Also, I have not been convicted
of a crime and have no criminal record.
certify that I will use the need-based grant funds for appropriate educational
purposes at Central Carolina Technical College and that I have not obtained a two-year
or four-year degree.
further certify I do not owe a refund or repayment on any State or Federal
educational grant, and I am not in default on any Federal loan program.
of the information that I have submitted to determine my eligibility is true
and complete to the best of my knowledge. I have read and understand the
conditions I must maintain upon receipt of the SCNBG. Also, I understand that
eligibility will be determined each year by submitting the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid. I certify that I will use the proceeds of this aid for
necessary educational expenses only and will notify the Financial Aid Office of
any outside aid received. This award depends upon continued financial
need, satisfactory academic progress, enrollment status, and the availability