University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Aid Recipient Responsibilities

As a recipient of financial aid, you have certain rights and responsibilities.  If you do not fulfill the terms required to receive aid, your financial aid award may be canceled and possibly result in the repayment of funds already received.  Regrettably, funds are on occasion inadvertently disbursed in error.  Should you receive financial aid funds for which you are not entitled, it is your responsibility to contact us prior to utilizing the funds.  Failure to do this may result in repayment of the incorrect award.

Receipt of Other Financial Assistance:  It is your responsibility to inform us of any financial aid that you receive from sources other than our office.  Regulations require that we consider these funds in determining your eligibility for federal student aid.  If you receive any form of assistance, including tuition reductions, after your initial awarding, an adjustment to your award package may be necessary.  In some cases, the adjustment may include repayment of federal funds.  In all cases, if an adjustment is necessary, you will be notified by mail or in person of whatever action is necessary.

Other assistance includes University and non-University scholarships, tuition reductions, loans, grants, traineeships, fellowships, and any other source of educational assistance you receive.

Other Changes Which May Affect Your Aid Eligibility:  If your fee classification changes (change in residency, receipt of a graduate assistantship or fellowship, receipt of a non-resident scholarship, etc.) and this change occurs after we have determined your eligibility for aid, your awards may need to be adjusted to reflect lower tuition costs and, therefore, reduced need.  You will be notified of such a change.

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