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The year-round Pell Grant is returning so that students can receive up to 150% of a regular Pell Grant award during the course of an academic year.  This will allow students to continue taking classes in the summer to accelerate their progress towards graduation.

What does this mean?  Students may receive a Pell Grant Award during the Summer semester, even if they were enrolled as full-time students during Fall and Spring semesters.

What does it take to be eligible?  Students must be in good academic standing, registered for six or more credits during the Summer semester, and have not reached their lifetime eligibility limit for Pell Grant.  

For more information on eligibility, contact the Financial Aid office at or (843) 661-8085.


To help ease the financial burden for South Carolina college students and their families, the South Carolina General Assembly has created an income tax credit for tuition paid to South Carolina colleges and universities. To claim the credit, a Form SC 1040 must be filed. When preparing the South Carolina income tax return, Form I-319 Tuition Tax Credit must be completed. This form is included with all state individual income tax booklets. For more information about the tax credit, please visit the South Carolina Tuition Tax Credit website.


Important Dates

  • We will be running reports to make Summer awards.  If you register for Summer 2018 and do not see your award on WebAdvisor within a week, please contact the Financial Aid office.
  • Monday, April 23, 2018: First day to start charging towards Summer Financial Aid in the FDTC Bookstore. 
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018: Summer 2018 refunds are disbursed to Bank Mobile by the Business Office.

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