SCC offers a variety of financial aid opportunities, especially for students who would be unable to begin or to continue their college education without aid. Most of SCC students receive some sort of financial aid each year. Types of financial aid include grants, scholarships, and on-campus jobs. For recent high school graduates in Columbus County, the SCC Success Scholarship, funded by the SCC Foundation, provides free tuition and fees for up to four consecutive semesters, not including summers. Success Scholarship participants must have completed two Career and College Promise classes, have a 2.5 GPA, and meet other requirements to qualify. Financial aid is available to other students who demonstrate need, and who are enrolled in degree-granting programs as well as diploma and certificate programs. Applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for funds from most of the programs. Some programs require additional forms. Students needing financial assistance should contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible for information and applications at (910) 788-6214.