Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) is available to South Carolina residents that complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet all other LTA eligibility criteria. According to state law, federal grants and need-based grants will be applied against technical college tuition before lottery-funded tuition assistance will be applied.

For example, if a student receives $400 in federal grants and $200 in need-based grants, $600 will be applied against the student’s tuition before lottery-funded tuition will be applied.

The law states students can apply tuition assistance toward only one certificate, diploma or associate degree program every five years, unless the additional certificate, diploma or associate degree is necessary for progress in the field of study.

  • Be a South Carolina resident.
  • Complete a FAFSA at
  • Enroll in six credit hours (lottery currently pays at a maximum of $95 per credit hour).

Note: LIFE scholarship recipients are ineligible for SCLTA.