Most grants are need-based and does not have to be repaid as long as you meet the criteria needed to maintain the grant.
To be considered for any grant, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed and sent to PC.

Federal Grants

Pell Grant

The amounts for 2023-2024 range from $767 to $7,395 and based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that comes from the FAFSA and undergraduate enrollment status (part-time vs. full-time). Pell Grant is not available to Graduate students.

There is a limit to how much Pell Grant you can receive: Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) equals 600%. You can login to https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/landing view your eligibility used to date.

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to be eligible. Details regarding SAP can be found in our Financial Aid Handbook.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Students must be eligible for Pell Grant to receive SEOG funds that range from $100 – $4,000. Funding is limited and varies each year. This does not automatically renew from year to year.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH Grant Program awards grants to students who intend to teach to help pay for the costs of their education. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, a student must agree to perform four years of full-time qualifying teaching service in a high-need field within eight years after ceasing enrollment at the school where they received the grant. If a TEACH Grant recipient fails to meet the service obligation requirement, then all TEACH Grants they received are converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans that must be repaid in full to the U.S. Department of Education, with retroactively accrued interest.

High-need field may be subject areas, geographic areas or specific grade levels where it has been determined there is a need for teachers. The Nationwide List is updated annually: https://tsa.ed.gov/#/home/.

Criteria for incoming students:

  • FINAL Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale; OR
  • Must have scored above the 75th percentile on the SAT or ACT

Criteria for current students:

  • PC cumulative GPA of at least 3.25; AND
  • Be admitted to the Education Department

Transfer students

  • An incoming transfer student must have earned at least a cumulative 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale from which the institution you transfer using the coursework PC accepted.
  • Be admitted to the PC Education program

Renewal criteria

  • Earn at least a 3.25 GPA
  • Remain in the Teacher Education Department

Students who want to utilize this program as part of their aid will need to complete the following two items:

  1. An Agreement to Serve or Repay: https://studentaid.gov/teach-grant-program, completed annually
  2. TEACH Grant Counseling: https://studentaid.gov/teach-grant-program

South Carolina Tuition Grant

SC residents who file a FAFSA by June 30th each year, have financial need and meet the academic criteria are considered for a SC Tuition Grant up to $4,800.

Students must enroll full time (12 hours) each semester and are eligible for a total of 8 semesters.

Criteria for incoming students

  •  Must obtain a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and be fully admitted as a degree-seeking student based on the college’s academic requirements for admission

Criteria for current students

80% of our SC Students receive a SC Tuition Grant

The average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) reported on federal taxes for these families is $98,501 in 2023-2024.

PC Grant

Students who file a FAFSA are considered for PC’s need-based grant.

42% of our students receive a PC Grant

The average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) reported on federal taxes for these families with a PC Grant is $82,955 in 2023-2024.

PC CARES Act Grant

In April 2020, the federal government announced a plan to provide funding to colleges and universities to assist students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Presbyterian College signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.