The Hidden Gems in Financial Aid! There Has Never Been a Better Time to Begin or Continue Your Education!

By Susan Thompson

I’m often asked, “How can I attend college? I can’t afford it!” The answer is simple.

Students wishing to attend HGTC can secure financial assistance through a variety of state and federal programs that allow students to earn a degree or certificate practically debt-free!

How do you know if you qualify?

Many people don’t believe they qualify for assistance because they make too much money or they don’t have a good enough GPA, but that’s not true! Tuition programs such as Lottery assistance and the new Workforce Scholarships are unique because they are not based on financial need.

So what does this mean for you?

This means that South Carolina residents qualify for college funding through these programs no matter what their income level is, so it’s a win-win situation for anyone wishing to go to college!

Let me give you an example…

The Workforce Scholarship program offered through the State of South Carolina is “designed” for students wishing to gain employment in a variety of lucrative career fields such as health care, engineering, culinary arts, computer technology, advanced manufacturing and more!

This program, when combined with Lottery Tuition Assistance, covers all tuition costs with an allowance of up to $750 for books each semester, leaving a student with no out of pocket expense.

Take the first step. We can help!

The first step to obtaining a degree or certificate, transferring to a four-year university or landing your dream job is to fill out the FAFSA, and HGTC is here to help you every step of the way. Call the Financial Aid Office at 843-349-5321 to apply or visit to learn about assistance programs and get registered for fall 2017 classes! Start at HGTC and Save – you won’t regret it!

About this writer

  • Susan Thompson

    Susan Thompson

    Susan Thompson is the Director of Financial Aid & Veteran’s Affairs at HGTC. She has been in higher education since 1989. If you need additional information regarding applying for financial aid, contact the HGTC Financial Aid Office at (843)349-5251 or email

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