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Spartanburg Community College extends free tuition scholarship program for 2024-2025 academic year

GSA Biz Wire //May 22, 2024//

Spartanburg Community College extends free tuition scholarship program for 2024-2025 academic year

GSA Biz Wire //May 22, 2024//

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The Hub City Spartanburgers aren’t the only thing making a comeback in the Upstate! Spartanburg Community College (SCC) is excited to announce its innovative free tuition program, the Live to Chase Initiative, has been extended for the 2024-2025 academic year. This initiative aims to provide South Carolina residents with a high-quality education free from the burden of tuition at a time when college costs are at an all-time high.

Eligibility and Requirements:
To qualify for the Live to Chase Initiative, students must meet the following criteria:

-Be a resident of South Carolina
-Complete the 2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
-Enroll in at least six credit hours in a dedicated program of study
-Maintain a minimum 2.2 GPA

Important Details:
-The Live to Chase Initiative covers tuition costs for academic (credit) programs only. Books, supplies, program, lab, and course fees, as well as other non-tuition expenses, are not included.
-Live to Chase funds are only available for a limited time, so interested students are encouraged to apply promptly.

“Full tuition scholarships are back for the 2024-2025 academic year! Our Live to Chase initiative at Spartanburg Community College has had a tremendous generational impact on the citizens of our region and South Carolina as a whole and we are proud to double down again for our students and the communities we serve!” said Dr. Michael Mikota, President of SCC. “As many colleges continue to increase tuition and fees we are going against the grain and leading, as Chasers do, to provide an unmatched level of quality, affordability, accessibility, and return on investment. This is an economic investment for our students and their families, and it is a workforce investment for our communities. The talent that we are uniquely cultivating today will originate a new dawn of achievement and prosperity for our region and state for many years to come.”

Join the Live to Chase Initiative:
The Live to Chase Initiative is designed to make higher education accessible and affordable. Prospective students can visit for more information on how to apply and take advantage of this opportunity to pursue their dreams without the burden of student debt.

A Legacy of Success:
SCC was the first college in South Carolina to launch a free tuition initiative in May 2021, utilizing federal pandemic aid funds. Building on this success, SCC introduced the Live to Chase Initiative in February 2023, reflecting the College’s commitment to the communities it serves.

Since 2020, SCC’s free tuition initiatives and other strategic enhancements have led to a 54% increase in enrollment, reversing a decade-long decline. All told, over 2,800 students have graduated with little to no student debt, highlighting the program’s significant impact.