SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Spartanburg Community College is hosting a press conference Tuesday to provide details about a newly-launched free tuition initiative.

The Live to Chase Initiative press conference will be held at 11 a.m. at Spartanburg Community College, in the Dan L. Terhune Student Services Building, located at 107 Community College Drive.

The initiative will focus on promoting persistence and the willingness to chase by requiring recipients to be enrolled in a program that awards either a certificate or degree and maintain at least a 2.2 GPA.

Students will have to either live or work full-time in South Carolina, complete a FAFSA, and take a minimum of six credit hours. 

In May of 2021, SCC became the first higher education institution in South Carolina to go tuition free for all of its more than 70 different programs of study through the utilization of federal emergency pandemic relief funding.

“Over the past two years Spartanburg Community College has redefined the definition of higher education opportunity for thousands of individuals that live to chase their dreams, and this momentum in talent development to meet workforce demands has solidified a strong foundation for future economic growth and prosperity,” said SCC President, Dr. Michael Mikota.

For more information about the Live to Chase Initiative, visit Spartanburg Community College’s website.