Student Assistance and Resources (STAR)

STAR Program

Using a case management approach, STAR Program staff members provide basic needs support so students can achieve. They assist qualifying students, enrolled in career and technical education majors who apply for financial assistance, with books, program kits and tools, uniforms, credentialing exams, transportation, and childcare through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Grant). Additionally, they serve all students by distributing emergency assistance from the Greenville Tech Foundation, grocery essentials from the Caring Corner food pantry, thrift store vouchers, and more. Beyond the college, the program connects students to community and government resources.  

Throughout history, explorers have relied on stars to guide their journeys. As constant points of reference, the stars have helped travelers overcome hardships and reach their destinations. As students steer toward their chosen goals, Greenville Technical College’s STAR Program offers the following the support and guidance: safe place, time to hear, attention to your needs, and resources to help. 

Caring Corner Food Pantry

The Caring Corner is an emergency food pantry dedicated to helping students who are in need. The Caring Corner provides food, hygiene items and diapers, as well as vouchers that can be used by students who need clothing and household items. These vouchers can be used to purchase items at a thrift store through a community partnership.