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 $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.

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! 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.

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.
  • Graduate with a final GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.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). 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.

South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP)

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.

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. (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.

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