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Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Welcome To Student Financial Aid And Scholarships

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is committed to assisting you and your family so that cost will not affect access to your college of choice - THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA!

It is our office's mission to educate and assist students and their families in securing the funding that they need. To that end, approximately 85% of our undergraduates, 91% of our freshmen, and 87% of our total student population – including both South Carolina residents and non-residents - receive financial aid. This aid, in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities, can assist you in meeting your educationally related expenses. We encourage you to pursue and consider all of the financial assistance opportunities that are available to you.

The information available on or through this web page is provided for your benefit and to answer your questions. If you need additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Important Information

  • 2015-16 Awards

    2015-16 financial aid awards will begin appearing on Self-Service Carolina (SSC) on April 3, 2015. Be sure.........

  • Complete Your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    On January 1, 2015, the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid became available online at Be sure to complete your FAFSA as soon.........

  • New for Summer 2015 Palmetto Fellows, LIFE, and General University Scholarships during the Summer

    If you are currently receiving Palmetto Fellows, LIFE and/or General University Scholarships, and remain eligible to receive the award at the end of the Spring 2015 term, you may be.........

  • Important Note On Scholarships

    New freshman merit scholarship awards are now posted to the financial aid area of Self Service Carolina. Please note that the amount shown reflects the cash amount associated.........