No Tuition at SCC for Academic Year 2021-2022


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After a year of unprecedented turmoil because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, this initiative is our gift to the community. This fall, SCC offers tuition-free institutional scholarships to all college-eligible students throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Investing in Our Community

This initiative is SCC's investment in the future economic prosperity of our community. Education is the key to success, and the gateway to economic prosperity, and that has never been more true than now. In order to grow, we must continue our partnerships, working together to educate our citizens and provide businesses an educated and skilled workforce. SCC, OneSpartanburg, Inc. and the Bringing Back the Burg Business Recovery Task Force have joined forces to make attending college at SCC more affordable than ever.

Who is Eligible?

Free tuition at SCC is available to anyone who lives or works full-time in South Carolina, with a desire to begin or continue their education, including...

  • Adults with some college
  • Adults with no college
  • Recent high school graduates
  • Dual enrolled high school students
  • Career changers
  • Anyone who needs a do-over - start college again

All college-eligible students who enroll at SCC with a minimum of six credit hours (typically two courses) are eligible for SCC's free tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year.

To qualify for SCC's free tuition, students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), provide the appropriate documents needed to complete steps to determine grant eligibility, and have exhausted all other grants, aid, scholarships, etc. Assistance may include but is not limited to grants (Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, S.C. Needs-Based Grant); and scholarships, SC Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP), etc.


This is exciting news, and we are working to clearly and concisely compile all the details and information for you. We will continue to update this section as needed. 

Please view or download our SCC Free Tuition FAQs for information (PDF)

Promotional Flyer: Download Free Tuition flyer (PDF)

Student Eligibility Checklist: Download Checklist (PDF)

Free Tuition! Where Do I Begin?

Already a SCC student?

If you are a current student or have applied within the last year, there is no need to submit a new application. You just need to register for classes (if you have not done so) and complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA.

Download our tuition free eligibility checklist to make sure you are eligible. 

If you have any questions, email

New to SCC? 

Make sure you have completed your FAFSA, and you can begin by filling out an application (also free!).

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