Students who are working toward an associate degree and demonstrate a financial need may be eligible for the NBG. Awards at Northeastern Technical College average between $300 and $600 per year. This is a campus-based program, so funds are limited. Priority is given to students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by NETC's deadlines.
Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA, meet the satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy and complete a FAFSA each year, by NETC's priority deadline, to be considered for a NBG. Students cannot receive an award for more than eight terms. Students receiving assistance from WIA or TAA will not be eligible for need-based grants.
Students who receive a LIFE Scholarship go to college nearly for FREE! Funded by the State of South Carolina, a LIFE Scholarship covers the tuition fee, enrollment fee and technology fee and provides a book allowance of $150. Students can receive LIFE Scholarships for four terms at NETC. (Funds are dispersed for the fall and spring semesters only. LIFE is not awarded for the summer term.) Download a LIFE Scholarship Application.
Students must earn 30 semester hours (or 15 non-remedial semester hours if eligibility began during a spring semester) by the end of the academic year of enrollment and maintain a cumulative, collegiate GPA of 3.0 (excludes grades for remedial courses and for remedial courses earned prior to the spring semester if eligibility began during a spring term). Also, ACC 100, ENG 100, MAT 150, and RDG 100 will not count in the hours to qualify for a LIFE Scholarship for students in associate degree level programs. A student may defer the LIFE Scholarship for up to one year because of remediation.
Note: A student receiving a LIFE Scholarship is not eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance.
A student must sign a certification form each year (renewal applications available in the Admissions Office). If you have questions about the LIFE Scholarship or its conditions, contact Leron Peterkin at (843) 921-6936 or 1-800-921-7399, ext. 6936.
Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) helps students offset college tuition costs. For the academic year 2012-2013, LTA recipients will receive $1,140 for full-time enrollment and $95 per semester hour for eligible part-time students. LTA award amounts differ each year because the program is contingent upon annual approval and funding by the State of South Carolina. LTA funds are applied to tuition costs after awards from the Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, S.C. Need-Based Grant, or National Guard CAP have been applied to a student's account.
Must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Exception: High school students enrolled in a dual program must complete a FAFSA Waiver Form. Download a form HERE. (Link to PDF form.)Must qualify for in-state tuition rates and have been a South Carolina resident for at least one year.Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.Must be enrolled in an eligible certificate, diploma or degree program.Must enroll for a minimum of six credit hours each semester.
After having attempted a minimum of 24 semester hours, a student must have earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA prior to the fall semester of an academic year to qualify for the next school year (fall, spring and summer terms).
A student cannot receive Lottery Tuition Assistance for more than one certificate, diploma or degree earned within any five-year period unless the additional certificate, diploma, or degree constitutes progress in the same field of study.
Note: If you received a LIFE Scholarship or a tuition waiver, you are not eligible for LTA.