University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Important Information & News

 

New! Completing the 2017-18 FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available starting October 1, 2016. The earlier submission date is a permanent change. Students and parents, where applicable, must report income information from an earlier tax year. For the 2017-18 FAFSA, students and parents must report their 2015 income information.

South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan

South Carolina's 529 college savings plan, The Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan, can be an important part of a long-term college savings strategy. Visit http://treasurer.sc.gov/citizens/saving-for-college/ for more information about the many benefits of this program.

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 2016 term, you may be eligible to receive the award during the Summer 2016 term. Please note that the use of these awards during the summer will be considered as one of your eight semesters of eligibility. Please contact our office for more information, and to apply for consideration.

2016-2017 Financial Aid Awards

2016-2017 financial aid awards will begin appearing on Self Service Carolina (SSC) on Monday, April 4, 2016. To be considered for the best aid package, complete the FAFSA and all required documents by April 1, 2016.

Complete Your 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is available now 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. The school code is 003448.