Northeastern Technical College

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State Aid Programs

South Carolina Need-Based Grant (NBG)

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 $1000 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.

Other eligibility criteria includes:
  • Be a legal resident of South Carolina (resident for at least 12 months).
  • Must not have an associate degree.
  • Must have cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time.
  • Certify that he/she has no criminal record, has never been convicted of a felony, and is of good moral character.
  • 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.
For continued eligibility for the next academic year:
  • If you were enrolled full-time for the fall and spring semesters, you must earn a minimum of 24 semester hours during the academic year.
  • If you were enrolled part-time for the fall and spring semesters, you must earn a minimum of 12 semester hours during the academic year.
  • If you were enrolled full-time one semester and at least half-time one semester, you must earn a minimum of 18 semester hours during the academic year.

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.


Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence Scholarship (LIFE)

Students who receive a LIFE Scholarship go to college nearly for FREE! Tuition will be covered for a maximum of $2350 each semester for eligible students attending Northeastern Technical College.  Also, eligible students will receive a $150 per semester book allowance.  Students can receive a LIFE Scholarship for four terms at NETC. For additional information, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at (843) 921-6939.  Download a LIFE Scholarship Application.  Download LIFE Scholarship Renewal Application.

For initial eligibility, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a legal resident of South Carolina and a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Be a graduate with a South Carolina high school diploma, or graduated from an approved home-school program as defined in the State Statue, Sections 59-65-40, 45, and 47, or a preparatory high school located outside of the state while the student is a dependent of a legal resident of South Carolina who has custody or pays child support and college expenses of the dependent high school student.
  • Graduated with a final minimum high school SC UGP GPA of 3.0.  Plan to enroll in a full-time program at NETC.
  • Have NO felony, drug or alcohol convictions.
  • Not owe a repayment to a federal or state grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • Enroll full-time (minimum of 12 non-remedial semester hours per semester) in a degree, diploma, or certificate program.

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). Life Scholarship does not cover RWR 032, RWR 100, MAT 106 and ACC 100.  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 are available in the Admissions Office). If you have questions about the LIFE Scholarship or its conditions, contact Sheryll Marshall at (843) 921-6939 or 1-800-921-7399, ext. 6939.


South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP)

Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) helps students offset college tuition costs. For fall 2018, LTA recipients will receive $95 per semester hour or a maximum of $1140 per semester for full-time enrollment.  LTA award amounts differ each semester/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.

Eligibility includes (but is not limited to) the following criteria:
  • 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.
  • 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. 


SC Promise Scholarship Program

Northeastern Technical College (NETC) has received an additional $200,000 in grant funding from the SC Promise Scholarship program to help students offset education costs not covered by federal financial aid and other grant/scholarship programs. This increases total SC Promise funding for NETC to $500,000 for the year.

$2,000 scholarships are available to students attending NETC who graduated or received a GED from any Chesterfield County, Marlboro County, or Dillon County school. Recipients can receive up to a $2,000 scholarship per academic year, to be applied after all other grant and scholarship funding is used. Funds may be used to cover tuition, mandatory fees, and program fees. The scholarship also includes a $300 allowance for books.

To qualify, students must:

• Have earned a high school diploma or GED after 2013 while residing in Chesterfield, Marlboro, or Dillon County.
• Be enrolled or enrolling in a certificate, diploma or degree program at NETC or another of the SC Technical College System's 16 schools
• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and SC Promise Scholarship application
• Enroll in at least six credit hours in the fall 2018 and/or spring 2019 semesters
• Maintain a 2.0 GPA
• Participate in mentoring activities at the college

Graduates of all public, private, online and home schools who meet the qualifications are eligible for the SC Promise Scholarship. Scholarship money follows eligible students across the SC Technical College System. Students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible.
For assistance in applying to NETC or information on how to participate in the SC Promise Scholarship program at NETC, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 843-921-6939 or contact Admissions at 843-921-6933.

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