Help Cover Tuition Costs with the Midlands High School Grant

At South University, Columbia, we’re committed to providing you with the education you need to prepare for the career you want, and we’re here to help every step of the way, starting with admissions and financial aid.*

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About the Midlands High School Grant

You may be eligible for a grant toward tuition and fees of up to:
$1,745 per quarter***
if you pursue a bachelor’s degree in:
  • Business Administration (BBA)
  • Healthcare Management (BS)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Public Health (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
$1,676 per quarter***
in the Medical Assisting (AS) program
$1,408 per quarter***
in the Physical Therapist Assistant (AS) program

To qualify you must:

  • Be a high school or home school graduate or GED recipient in Florence, Lexington, Orangeburg, Sumter, Richland, York, Charleston, Spartanburg, Greenville, Union or Fairfield County
  • Be a first-time college student (high school dual-enrollment students are eligible)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at high school graduation
  • Be accepted into an undergraduate program at South University, Columbia
  • Have a signed Memorandum of Understanding on file

To continue receiving the grant after your first term, you must:

  • Pass all courses in your prior term with a C or better
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • Maintain at least part-time enrollment

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. **See full eligibility and conditions requirements in the Midlands High School Grant Memorandum of Understanding. ***Grant is issued per credit hour, up to 12 credit hours.

About Our Campus

Small Campus Environment
With a concentrated student body at the Columbia campus, you won’t get lost in the crowd like at a large university.
Education on Your Terms
Online, evening, and weekend classes available. In addition, we are temproarily offering SouthVR with live scheduled instruction in a remote environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University.