Congratulations to Beaufort County School District’s high school graduates! TCL is excited to help fulfill your dream of higher education. Thanks to a special partnership among TCL, the Beaufort County School District and Know2, the Building a Better Beaufort (B3) Scholarship will ensure that all qualified Beaufort County School District graduates can attend college at TCL tuition-free.*
The Building a Better Beaufort Scholarship ensures that any Beaufort County School District graduate who meets certain academic eligibility criteria will be guaranteed at least two free years of college tuition at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. The B3 Scholarship encourages students to work harder in high school secure in the knowledge that a lack of family financial resources will not keep them from attending college. From an economic development perspective, the county will be able to attract businesses by developing a better-educated workforce.
What is the value of the scholarship?
The B3 Scholarship can be used to enroll in a one-year occupational, two-year technical or college transfer program at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. The scholarship will cover the remaining tuition costs of attending TCL after all other available scholarship, lottery and financial aid funds have been secured for each student. The initial award must be used during the fall or spring semester following high school graduation. The B3 Scholarship is designed to fill in any financial gaps not filled by other scholarship funds. Before applying for a B3 Scholarship, eligible students must first apply for state-sponsored scholarship opportunities such as LIFE, HOPE, the SC Need-Based Grant Program, or the Lottery Tuition Assistance Program.
Building a Better Beaufort Scholarship Details
Ready to Enroll? Here’s how:
Step 1. Apply online. Click here to begin and complete the TCL admissions applications online.
Step 2. Complete the FAFSA. Complete the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov . TCL’s school code is 009910.
Step 3. Gather your official High School transcript and either your driver’s license, state-issued ID or a birth certificate. Bring them to Enrollment Services in Building 2 at the Beaufort Campus or to the main desk at the New River Campus in Bluffton.
Step 4. Take the placement test if needed. Enrollment services will let you know if you need to take a placement test. If you have high enough SAT or ACT scores, you will not have to take a placement test! Be sure to verify with enrollment services. (Documentation will be required.)
Step 5: Sign-Up for New Student Orientation at www.tcl.edu/orientation.
Step 6: Meet with your Advisor and Register for Classes. Contact your advisor immediately to set up an appointment for advisement. As a new student, your advisor will also assist you in registering for the first time — you’ll want to have your WebAdvisor account activated by the time you are advised.
Step 7: Set up your WebAdvisor and Email Accounts. Activate both your TCL Email Account and WebAdvisor accounts immediately to access information to assist you in the enrollment process. Please click here to see full instructions on setting up both your TCL Email and WebAdvisor accounts. If you need further assistance, contact the Help Desk at 843-525-8344.
Step 8: Print Schedule and Fee Statement from WebAdvisor. Once you have been advised and have registered for classes, print your schedule and fee statement. This can be done during advisement or on your own from WebAdvisor.
Step 9: Contact Financial Aid to confirm your tuition and fees have been paid. Reach a financial aid representative at any time of the day or night by phone, by simply calling 843.470.5961 or toll free at 1.855.509.6579.
Step 10: Obtain Student ID and Parking Pass. You can get your student ID card and free parking decal at Student Records, Bldg. 2 on the Beaufort Campus, at the Learning Resource Center at the New River Campus, and at the front desk at the Hampton Campus.
Step 11: Purchase Books. You can purchase your books and necessary supplies at the Beaufort campus Bookstore. Make sure you have your class schedule and student ID with you. That’s in MacLean Hall, Bldg. 12.
*Qualifications vary. Please see above for details and for eligibility criteria.