Financial Assistance

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The Governor's School provides financial assistance for qualifying students with funding from the Governor's School Foundation, a private nonprofit organization that raises money to support the school. Learn more about the Foundation's impact at

Who can apply for Financial Assistance?

Any accepted student can apply for financial assistance.* This includes current students who are re-enrolling in the high school and students who are accepted for 2024 summer programs** and the 2024-2025 school year.

* Students must be legal residents of South Carolina to apply for Financial Assistance. 
** Students may be admitted to multiple summer programs, however Financial Assistance is limited to one summer program per student per year. 

Spring 2024 Financial Assistance Timeline

May 1      Priority deadline to submit the application and supporting documentation
May 17    Financial Assistance Award Notifications for those who meet the May 1 deadline

How do I apply for Financial Assistance? 

Step 1: Submit the online Financial Assistance application
Step 2: Submit the required supporting documents to the address below

Office of Admissions - Financial Assistance
15 University Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Complete the Financial Assistance Application

Supporting Documentation Information

For those who receive SNAP or Unemployment
Current SNAP Verification (food stamps) and/or proof of unemployment or unemployment benefits

For all others
1. Copy of current Federal IRS 1040 Tax Form, completed and signed
2. Copy of current W-2s

The Governor's School cannot guarantee the safety of personal information sent through digital methods such as email or fax. Mailing your supporting documentation is strongly recommended, but if you choose to email or fax your documents, you acknowledge the risks and take full responsibility. Be sure the student's full name is clearly labeled on your communication. Email: - Fax: 864-282-3712