affordable for all

Analyzing your educational investment is one of the best ways to see which college is right for you. Here are the financial benefits available at PC.

All the benefits of a small, private liberal arts institution at the cost of a large flagship public school.

Affordability is great, but what about value? Over the last six years, 95% of PC graduates were either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, demonstrating that employers and graduate schools across the country recognize the value of a PC degree and all that it encompasses.

PC Scholarships and Grants

Academic Scholarships

Presbyterian College offers a variety of merit-based scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to $25,000, for academic and leadership accomplishments throughout high school. Merit-based scholarships are determined after a holistic application review. Candidates must complete an admissions application by February 1.

Griffith Scholarship*

PC’s most prestigious award, the Griffith Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, fees, room and board and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at PC with specific GPA renewal requirements. Two high school seniors selected each year as Griffith Scholars not only will have exhibited exceptional academic achievement, but they also will have demonstrated leadership ability and potential as well as outstanding personal character. To be considered, candidates must submit an admissions application by December 1.

PC Promise Scholarship
South Carolina students who qualify for the SC Life Scholarship and are eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant may receive this combined financial aid award that covers the cost of tuition.

*Subject to change for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Other Scholarships

Alumni Referral Scholarship** $1,000
Emerging Church Leader Scholarship** $1,000
Laurens County Scholarship $2,500
PC Fellows Scholarship $1,000
Legacy Scholarship** $1,000
Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State Scholarships $1,500

**Cannot be combined. Please note students being recruited to participate in or who become a member of an NCAA Division I athletic team are not eligible for Alumni Referral or Emerging Church Leader Scholarships.

Program-Specific Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are available for men in baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, and wrestling. Women may receive scholarships in basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling.

Music Scholarships
The Department of Music offers music scholarships to students at PC regardless of major or minor. Ensemble scholarships are available as are scholarships for majors and minors in music. Candidates must submit the Music Scholarship Application to the Department of Music. Please call PC’s Department of Music at 864-833-8470 or email if you have any questions about music scholarships.
ROTC Scholarships

High school juniors and seniors may apply for the U.S. Army ROTC Four-Year College Scholarship. This award includes full tuition and fees, $1,200 annually for books, and a monthly stipend for contracted cadets. Additionally, Presbyterian College may pay room and board for these scholarship recipients. Candidates must submit an admissions application by December 1 and the FAFSA by January 1 of your senior year of high school. Current PC students may also apply for ROTC scholarships. Visit the Military Science Department for details.

Financial Aid

Financing your college career is a collaborative effort – merit scholarships, on one hand, help tackle the overall cost of your college degree, leaving financial aid to help cover the remaining balance. 100% of this year’s incoming class received financial assistance, including scholarships, non-repayable grants, educational loans, and part-time work-study.


To be considered for any need-based financial aid (including grants and loans), you should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Payment Plans

Investing in your future one payment at a time. Rather than paying for tuition and fees in one lump sum, Presbyterian College offers three different payment plans that you and your family can use to chip away at the costs of an academic year through monthly payments. These plans are available to all students and are as follows:


  • 10-Month Plan (opens in May)
  • Fall Plan (opens in May)
  • Spring Plan (opens in October)

To learn more about the College’s payment plans, contact the Office of Student Accounts at 864-833-8209.


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