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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


  • Spring 2015 Financial Aid – Student Accounts

    Spring 2015 financial aid will begin appearing on student accounts as "paid" beginning on the evening of January 3, 2015. Prior to January 3, 2015, financial aid awards will appear as "authorized." Authorized aid requires no.........

  • 2014-15 Awards

    2014-15 awards will appear on SSC beginning April 3, 2014.  Be sure to submit your 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you have not yet done so.  Also, if you have submitted your 2014-15 FAFSA, be sure that.........

  • 2014-15 LIFE Scholarship Awarding - Continuing Students

    We will begin making 2014-15 LIFE Scholarship awards to continuing students on June 1, 2014. When we make these awards, they will appear immediately on Self-Service Carolina (SSC). We will also send.........

  • Complete Your 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    On January 2, 2014, the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid became available online at Be sure to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for the best aid package and to allow for timely notification of your eligibility.