Lottery Tuition Assistance Program

The Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP) was established under the SC Education Lottery Act in 2001.  It was created to provide a supplemental resource to South Carolina residents attending eligible SC two-year public or independent institutions.   Actual award amounts are dependent upon the number of students eligible and the amount of funding available each academic year.

Initial Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year or complete a FASFA Waiver (only available to certain students)
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in a minimum of six credit hours each term
  • Must not be recipients of a LIFE, Palmetto Fellows or SC HOPE Scholarship during the same academic year (fall, spring or summer terms);
  • Must not receive Lottery Tuition Assistance for more than one certificate, diploma or degree awarded within any five-year period unless the additional certificate, diploma or degree constitutes progress in the same field of study
General Eligibility Requirements:

In order to qualify for Lottery Tuition Assistance, a student must meet ALL of the following minimum requirements before being awarded:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and complete the process to determine eligibility for federal student aid each academic year;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident that meets the definition of an eligible non-citizen under State residency statutes;
  • Be a legal resident of South Carolina as defined in applicable State statutes governing the determination of residency for tuition and fee purposes;
  • Be enrolled at the time of the grant disbursement as a degree-seeking student in a minimum of six credit hours for the term and be making satisfactory academic progress;
  • Verify that he or she does not owe a refund or repayment on a State Grant, Pell Grant or a Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and is not in default on a loan under the Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Stafford Loan program; and
  • Not be a recipient of the HOPE, LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarships.