Financial Aid Programs

Grants provide non-repayable funds to eligible applicants and are intended to be the foundation of a combination of awards.

Programs of Study


Federal Pell: Federal Pell Grants provide non-repayable funds to eligible applicants and are intended to be the foundation of a combination of awards. These grants may be used for payment of tuition, books and living expenses, but do not cover the full cost of these items. To receive a Federal Pell Grant, a student must be enrolled in an eligible program and complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Undergraduate students who have not received a bachelor’s or professional degree may be considered for the Federal Pell Grant Program. The amount of the grant depends on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the U.S. Department of Education through the FAFSA and the student’s enrollment status. The EFC must be determined for each new academic year. Eligible students can receive a Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent.

Federal SEOG: A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to students with exceptional financial need. Federal SEOG is gift assistance and is not repaid. Students must reapply each year. The Federal SEOG is only awarded to students that demonstrate exceptional need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. To determine need, complete the FAFSA form.


The Federal Work-Study program provides part-time employment to eligible students. Students are paid on an hourly basis at a rate not less than the federal minimum wage. Students must be enrolled in an eligible program. Work-study jobs may be both on and off-campus.


Federal Stafford Loans are available at Denmark Technical College. Students must file a FAFSA to determine your initial eligibility. Online entrance loan counseling is required for all borrowers and an entrance interview will be required for first-time student borrowers. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. For more information and the request form, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in the William L. McDuffie Student Services Center (100).

The Federal Plus Loan Program was established to ease the burden that the cost of post-secondary education places on many families. Federal PLUS loans are available to parents of dependent students who need additional financial assistance or who may not qualify for other types of financial assistance.


The South Carolina Need-Based Grant is designed to provide additional financial assistance to South Carolina’s neediest students. In order to receive the SC Need-Based Grant, you must comply with the following requirements:

1. Be a legal resident of the state of South Carolina;

2. Be of good moral character, have no felony convictions or criminal record;

3. Be admitted and enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student and seeking your first undergraduate degree;

4. Make satisfactory academic progress as defined by the College Catalog; and

5. Renewal students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and must complete a minimum of 24 credits in an academic year.

South Carolina LIFE Scholarships provide free tuition to eligible students. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at (803) 793-5129.

Lottery Tuition Assistance Program provide tuition assistance to South Carolina residents attending a two-year public or independent institution of higher learning.


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As an institution within the South Carolina Technical and Comprehensive Education system, Denmark Technical College is committed to keeping the costs of attending the college to a minimum for students.