The rules pertaining to the South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance Program currently state that in order for the student to qualify for the grant under the current and/or renewal requirements, the student must meet certain criteria. Students may view additional eligibility and renewal requirements on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education website

For the 2013-14 academic year (fall, spring, and summer terms), eligible full-time students may receive up to $1,140 per term and eligible part-time students may receive $95 per credit hour to be used toward the cost of tuition. Lottery Tuition Assistance will be applied to the cost of tuition only. It will not cover the cost of textbooks, housing, transportation, etc.

Additional criteria and information to reference for SCLTA qualifications include:

Current Requirements

  • When calculating the amount a student is eligible to receive in lottery tuition assistance, all federal grants and the SC Need-based Grant must be awarded first. The institution at which the student is enrolled will notify each student of the exact award amount.
  • If you withdraw from classes after the final add/drop date, you will still receive SC Lottery Tuition Assistance. However, you need to meet the renewal requirements to be awarded the grant for an additional year.
  • Students may not be a recipient of the HOPE, LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarships.
  • Certain students are exempt from completing the FAFSA. These students include: students who have already earned a bachelor's degree, students who are enrolled in a program that is not eligible for Title IV aid, dually enrolled students, and students who cannot obtain their parents' tax information. These students will be required to complete a SC Lottery Tuition Waiver form and possibly provide other documentation.
  • Students who have used SC Lottery Tuition Assistance to obtain one certificate, diploma or Associate's Degree are not eligible to receive the South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance within any 5 year period of obtaining the credential, unless the additional certificate, diploma, or degree constitutes progress in the same field of study. A certificate or diploma earned that relates to the associate's degree constitutes the same field of study.

Renewal Requirements

  • Maintain Lottery Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) towards completion of a certificate diploma or degree.
  • After attempting 24 credit hours, earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale for graduation purposes by the end of each academic year (fall, spring, summer terms) also known as Lottery SAP.
  • Complete the FAFSA Form and continue to meet all initial eligibility requirements annually.

Remedial Coursework

Students enrolled in an eligible program of study as stated in the "Program Definitions" section of the regulations may include remedial courses as part of the minimum number of required credit hours for part-time or full-time status, as long as such courses carry credit hours and meet Title IV limitations on remedial coursework.

Transient Students

Students identified as a transient student are not eligible to receive South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance at the host institution. A Transient (or visiting) Student is a student at TTC (host instituion) who is enrolled in a degree program at another college and is taking courses at TTC with the intent of transferring the course credit back to their home institution.