Building A Better Beaufort (B3) | Technical College of the LowCountry

Building A Better Beaufort (B3)


2018 SwingCongratulations 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.

Meet a B3 Scholar

Building a Better Beaufort Scholarship Details

Class of 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Class of 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Class of 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Class of 2015 Criteria  | FAQs

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 . TCL’s school code is 009910.

Step 3: Submit the B3 Affidavit to Financial Aid in Building 2 at the Beaufort Campus, the main desk at the New River or Hampton Campuses or via email to .

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

Step 6: Set up your Self-Service and Email Accounts. Activate both your TCL Email Account and TCL Self-Service Student Planner accounts immediately to access information to assist you in the enrollment process. Please click here to see full instructions on setting up your TCL Email accounts.  If you need further assistance, contact the Help Desk at 843-525-8344.

Step 7: Meet with your advisor. Contact your advisor immediately to set up an appointment for advisement. As a new student, your advisor will help you choose your appropriate classes. Click here for some helpful information regarding meeting your advisor.

Step 8: Register for classes After you meet with your Academic Advisor, register online using your TCL Self-Service Student Planner. Use the Quick Student Planning and Registration Guide for step by step registration instructions.

Step 9: Contact Financial Aid to confirm your tuition and fees have been paid.  Reach a financial aid representative by phone, by simply calling 843-525-8207.

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, Security Desk at New River, 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.


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