Bursar's Office




Physical Location
516/518 Main Street
Between Blossom & Wheat St.
Columbia, South Carolina

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Telephone (803) 777-4233
Fax (803) 777-7953

Mailing Address
University of South Carolina
The Bursar's Office
516 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Charges on My Bill

Charges on a student’s bill are normally a result of a transaction initiated by the student (adding/dropping classes; withdrawing from the University; adding a meal plan, etc.) It is important that every time a student initiates a transaction on their account, they view their account balance via their SSC account to see if the transaction resulted in additional fees due. The Bursar's Office can answer questions about charges you may have on your student account. However, it may be necessary for you to contact the department from which this charge was derived. Please contact the following departments to discuss their charges on your account:

  Housing (803) 777-4283
  Parking Services (803) 777-5160
  Carolina Card Office (803) 777-1708
  Student Health Services (803) 777-1916

Bills
Bills generated on a student’s account are sent to the student’s USC email address. Email is the only notification process for billing. Bills are not mailed. The student can set up authorized users to view and/or pay charges on their account. This can be done by logging into Self Service Carolina, going to Account Information, clicking on the Payment Gateway, and then clicking on Authorized User. Please follow the instructions on the screen. Multiple authorized users can be set up on a student’s account.

Financial Holds
Failure to pay outstanding charges by the established deadlines will result in a financial hold being placed on a student's account. A financial hold prohibits students from future registration, receiving transcripts or diploma. Once the balance has been paid in full, the hold will be removed. Log into Self Service Carolina to pay off your account balance. Holds will be removed the following day.

Returned Checks

A $30.00 returned check fee will be charged for all returned checks. Student will also receive a hold on their account until the returned check and the returned check fee have been paid off. Additionally, we will also require the student to pay by cash or cashier's check.

Contact Us:
The Bursar's Office
Phone: (803) 777- 4233
Fax: (803) 777-7953
Email: bursar@mailbox.sc.edu
Mailing:
The Bursar's Office
University of South Carolina
516 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
516/518 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-4233 • Fax: 803-777-7953
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