University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Important Information & News

Fall 2014 Financial Aid Student Accounts

Fall 2014 financial aid will begin appearing on student accounts as "paid" beginning August 12, 2014. Prior to August 12, 2014, financial aid awards will appear as "authorized." Authorized aid requires no additional steps, and will appear as paid automatically beginning August 12, 2014.

Fall 2014 Fee Payment Deadline – August 13, 2014

In order for the university to better manage student registration and fee payment, the due date to pay tuition and fees is changing for the fall 2014 semester.  Please make sure your tuition and fees are paid by 5 p.m. on August 13 to avoid cancellation of your classes.  Please note that this date is earlier than prior years.  Bills will be available for view via Self Service Carolina (SSC) in mid-July.  Visit for more information. 

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 all requested information has been provided.  To check the status of your 2014-15 FAFSA, visit SSC at  Log into SSC with your VIPID and password.  Choose “Financial Aid” and then choose "Eligibility." Review any outstanding items and take any action needed to complete your application.

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 an email to the recipient's University email address, indicating that a new award has been made.

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.