South Carolina Tuition Grant
South Carolina residents who attend Benedict College may be eligible up to $3,150 per year in tuition aid. The specific amount of aid is determined by the state each year. Benedict students who have been legal residents of South Carolina for at least one year must submit the Free Application for FSA so that it may be electronically submitted and received by the state by June 30 to determine eligibility. Incoming freshmen must have an SAT score of 900 or higher or be in the upper 75 percent of their graduating class. Returning students must file the FAFSA and make satisfactory academic progress in order to qualify for continuing grants. All students must have their FAFSA completed on or before June 30th of the current year.

LIFE Scholarship
The Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship available only to a student who is a resident of South Carolina at the time of high school graduation and at the time of college enrollment. Students must meet two of these criteria: score 1100 on SAT (24 on ACT), have a GPA of at least 3.0, or ranking in upper 30 percent of graduating class. Eligible students attending a private institution will receive up to $4,700 plus a $300 book allowance.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program
Open only to graduates of a South Carolina high school, this state-funded scholarship is available up to $6,700 during the first year. The amount increases to $7500 for the second year through the fourth year and is maintainable with satisfactory academic progress. Recipients are chosen by the state. Application details are available from high school guidance counselors.

HOPE Scholarship
The South Carolina HOPE Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship created for eligible students attending a four-year institution who do not qualify for the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. The HOPE scholarship is available only to a student who is a South Carolina resident at the time of high school graduation and at the time of enrollment. Eligible students attending a private institution will receive up to $2,800 (including a $300 book allowance) during the first year of attendance only. To qualify for the S.C. HOPE Scholarship, first-time entering freshmen must have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

SC Teachers Loan
Up to $5000 per year. S.C. resident  majoring in education and meeting specific
requirements. Contact Benedict's Office of Student Financial Aid Office. You should apply by March 15th.

South Carolina Tax Credit

South Carolina Tax Credit - To help ease the financial burden for South Carolina college students and their families, the South Carolina General Assembly has created an income tax credit for tuition paid to South Carolina colleges and universities. To claim the credit, a Form SC 1040 must be filed. When preparing the South Carolina income tax return, Form I-319 Tuition Tax Credit must be completed. This form is included with all state individual income tax booklets. For more information about the tax credit, please visit the South Carolina Tuition Tax Credit website.

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