University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Study Abroad Checklist

CheckboxA completed current academic year FAFSA must be on file with our office if you plan to use federal financial aid for any of the related programs.


  • The FAFSA is required for most types of federal financial aid including student loans and is done on the web.
  • USC Columbia's School Code is 003448
  • Remember that it could take one to two weeks for the USC Financial Aid Office to receive your results.
  • The FAFSA is not required for State or University Scholarships

CheckboxThe Financial Aid Pre-Screen form must be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office.


  • The submission of required documentation is subject to a 48-72 hour processing time.
  • Incomplete or illegible documents may delay or cause your request for financial aid to be denied.

CheckboxStudy Abroad students must ensure that they have enrolled in their place-holder courses through the USC Study Abroad office. Contact 803-777-7557.


CheckboxCheck your awards on SSC.


CheckboxComplete all required Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling or Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling.


CheckboxComplete your Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note.
Complete your Federal Perkins Loan M PN if awarded a Federal Perkins Loan.


CheckboxRead all Award Terms and Conditions for detailed information about your awards and how to use them.


CheckboxAll USC charges must be resolved prior to any financial aid being available for use in of the related programs.


CheckboxFinancial aid may not be available when the bill is due at the host school of attendance. Students are encouraged to make payment or payment arrangements with the host school.

CheckboxFunds will be disbursed directly to you. Unless the host school/program provider has already been paid in full, you must use these funds to pay the host school/program provider. Failure to do so will result in you being billed by USC for the aid received.

CheckboxStudy Abroad questions regarding financial aid, contact Tara Gibbs at 803-777-8134 or