Marketing & Communication // 3.20.18
The S.C. Tuition Grants Commission has approved Charleston Southern University’s College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) as an eligible program for receipt of the S.C. Tuition Grant.
CAPS is an affordable, flexible and fully online program offering both bachelor’s
and master’s degrees for working adults. The awarding of the grant will begin with
the 2018-2019 academic year for undergraduate students.
Dr. Marc Embler, dean of the CAPS program, said, “While some of our students are able to receive tuition assistance through their employer and military benefits, other students rely solely on financial support through the federal Pell Grant and student loans.”
To qualify for freshman initial eligibility, students must meet one of the following criteria: rank in the top 75 percent of high school class; 2.0+ GPA; 900+ SAT or 19+ ACT. Returning students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. To be eligible as a transfer, full-time students must earn 24 credit hours per year. This does include summer terms as well (summer is for makeup hours only; you cannot receive the grant during the summer term).
Here are some additional requirements:
Embler added, “The S.C. Tuition Grant allows students to be able to receive more financial
support, which results in less student loans and money out of their own pockets. In
a world where more employers are seeking a college education from their employees,
the S.C. Tuition grant allows the CAPS online degree to be even more affordable, with
less financial burden on the student.”
Questions regarding the awarding, academic criteria, required documents or other related financial aid questions, can be directed to the Financial Aid Office at 843-863-7050 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about CAPS, go to www.charlestonsouthern.edu/CAPS.