Which South Carolina colleges receive the most federal student aid?


University of South Carolina-Columbia and Trident Technical College reported receiving the most federal financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year among South Carolina schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Top South Carolina recipients of federal student aid

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia
34,099
903
$4,211,568
$4,664
2
Trident Technical College
Charleston
13,561
836
$4,138,333
$4,950
3
Coastal Carolina University
Conway
10,479
828
$3,717,499
$4,490
4
Greenville Technical College
Greenville
11,932
872
$3,715,450
$4,261
5
Midlands Technical College
West Columbia
10,749
823
$3,450,626
$4,193
6
Tri-County Technical College
Pendleton
6,094
678
$3,043,816
$4,489
7
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Florence
6,003
559
$2,900,591
$5,189
8
Benedict College
Columbia
2,281
541
$2,680,759
$4,955
9
College of Charleston
Charleston
11,294
542
$2,565,395
$4,733
10
Clemson University
Clemson
23,406
554
$2,431,555
$4,389

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Benedict College Clemson University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston Florence-Darlington Technical College Greenville Technical College Midlands Technical College Tri-County Technical College Trident Technical College University of South Carolina-Columbia

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