Got a 3.0 or greater high school or college GPA? Your tuition is covered at SMC when you enroll in on-campus classes.
SMC's Full Tuition Scholarship is an incredible value.
The Scholarship is available for first-time college students and students transferring to SMC from another college. It is only available for students taking on-campus classes.
(Got a 4.0+ GPA and planning to enroll in an on-campus degree program? Check out our Pioneer Promise Scholarship!)
Here's how the SMC Full Tuition Scholarship works:
The Full Tuition Scholarship is available for first-time college students and students transferring to SMC from another college. It is only available for students taking on-campus classes.
It's important to know that SMC, like most colleges, applies your South Carolina LIFE Scholarship and South Carolina Tuition Grant, plus any additional federal- or state-funded grants/scholarships, toward the cost of your tuition. We then add SMC funds to your federal and state grants to completely cover the cost of SMC tuition.
Here's a very general example of how we cover your tuition:
$16,200 (SMC's 2023-2024 tuition)
$3,150 (SMC's 2023-2024 fees)
- $5,000 (Your Pell grant for 2022-2023)
- $5,000 (Your SC Life Scholarship)
$6,200 (tuition balance remaining after grants and scholarships are applied)
-$6,200 (SMC scholarship for students with a 3.0 high school or college GPA)
$3,150 (The total amount of your tuition and fees bill)