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Who Is Eligible?


  • You must be a South Carolina resident enrolled in an eligible program of study. Eligible programs are those that lead to a certificate, diploma, degree, or industry-recognized credential.
  • You must also be employed, complete a financial literacy module/course, or complete 100 hours of community service.
  • If you need help from our enrollment experts, connect with us:
  • APPLY TODAY. The application deadline is January 9, 2023. Spring classes start January 17.



  • The same eligibility requirements apply. However, due to a change in SCWINS funding allocations, you cannot receive more than $5,000 in an academic year. This means the funding you receive for spring semester may be less than what you received in the fall. You must also have a 2.0 GPA.
  • Meet with your advisor to get started on your Spring 2023 plans. Schedule an appointment in Starfish. If you need assistance, please reach out to the appropriate division office:


How Do I Get Started?

  • Complete a 2022-2023 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at
  • Complete an application for Spring 2023 at
  • Provide the appropriate documents needed to complete your financial aid steps. The program funds the remaining tuition and fees after all federal, state and scholarship financial aid has been applied.
  • Continuing students, if you’ve already submitted a FAFSA and you have achieved a 2.0 GPA, you’re good to go!


How Is Zero-Cost Tuition Possible?

Zero-cost tuition is made possible by a variety of funding sources such as the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) Fund, SCWINS, the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, Workforce Scholarships for the Future, and the Tri-County Technical College Foundation.