|Institutional Grant||Up to $4000|
State and federal aid as well as other scholarships may increase one’s financial aid award. For example, many South Carolina residents qualify for the $4,700 Life Scholarship with a Life Book Voucher at $300(current funding levels).
Any student seeking federal, state, and institutional financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study and/or loans must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Columbia College grants/scholarships will be limited to no more than the difference between tuition, room and board, books and the total of all other aid (state, federal and outside scholarships). Grants/Scholarship amounts will be adjusted if total aid awarded exceeds the amount needed to cover tuition, room, board, and fees for residents or tuition and fees for commuters. Regarding institutional funds, only need-based grants and endowed scholarships may be combined with institutional merit-based scholarships and grants.
Art, Dance, or Music
Various scholarships are awarded to full-time students in certain arts-related majors such as art, dance, and music. Selection is based on portfolio or audition. Amounts vary. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.
Various scholarships are awarded to full-time students interested in playing basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, softball, track, or volleyball. Selection is based on a tryout. Amounts vary. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.