Eligible Programs and Enrollment


    Eligible Programs/Courses, Enrollment Status and Repeating Courses

    You must be accepted for enrollment in an eligible program to receive any type of federal aid. General Education Development (GED) and continuing education courses are not eligible courses. Audited classes will not be considered in determining your enrollment status. Students enrolled as a special or transient student in an Admission of Special Applicants Program (ASAP) are not eligible for financial aid or VA benefits.
    Eligibility can only be based on those courses required for graduation or as a prerequisite for courses required in your program of study.
    For federal aid programs only, once a student has completed a course two times that course cannot count in the enrollment status.
    All the terms in a semester are combined to determine your enrollment status for that semester.

    The original award notice is based on full-time status; however, aid will be reduced based on the actual number of credit hours in which you enroll. Remember if you are not full-time, you do not pay as much for tuition and fees.


    The final enrollment status is determined as of the census date each semester:

    Full-Time Status: 12+ credit hours
    Three-Quarter Time Status: 9-11 credit hours
    Half-Time Status: 6-8 credit hours
    Less than Half-Time Status: 1-5 credit hours     

  • SCC Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office     

    AddressDan L. Terhune Building
    Office 147

    Phone: (864) 592-4810

    Toll Free: (888) 591-3810

    Fax: (864) 592-4945


    Mon - Tue | 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Wed - Thu | 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday | 8:00am - 1:30pm

    Contact: Financial Aid Staff Listing


  • SCC participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan (DL) Program. You must complete a FAFSA, a Direct Student Loan Request and a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN). All students borrowing for the first time at SCC are required to complete entrance loan counseling. Upon graduation or ceasing to be enrolled at least half-time, you must complete exit loan counseling as part of the process. View Student Loan Code of Conduct (PDF).