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 About One Carolina and Your 2013-14 Financial Aid and Scholarships
Good news! Starting with the Fall 2013 semester, you will no longer have to manually apply your financial aid to your account balance. Financial aid will automatically apply once disbursed to your student account if you have completed all requirements with the Financial Aid office. Disbursements will occur in mid-August. If you have completed all of the requirements, your aid should now be listed under Authorized Aid in Self Service Carolina.
Once again, this amount will automatically apply to your account balance in mid-August.
The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships has now gone live in the new One Carolina student information system. Parents and students who completed a FAFSA for the 13-14 school year can now begin to view the status of their application on the Self Service Carolina (SSC) website. As with all new systems, it will take some time to smooth out the rough edges. Please be patient and know that our staff will be working hard to answer all of your questions.
We begin making awards for 2014-15 on April 1, 2014. Be sure that your FAFSA is complete, and provide any additional information we might need to make your awards before that date. You can check the status of your FAFSA on Self-Service Carolina(SSC). ........
On January 2, 2014, the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid became available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. 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.
RS Data Retrieval - A New Tool To Help You Complete Your FAFSA!
Find out how to use this tool to automatically fill out parts of your FAFSA application.
Steps to Finalize your Direct Student Loan
Complete these steps to finalize your Direct Student Loan and avoid delays in processing your Loan.
Changes to Direct Student Loan Progam
Beginning with the 2012-2013 aid year, several important changes will occur......Read more.