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Financial Aid Calendar

There are different calendars depending on if you are a first year (M1) student or a continuing student at USC School of Medicine Greenville. Please note the differences below.


 First Year (M1) Calendar

January and February

  • Your first step in applying for aid is always filing your taxes, so go ahead and complete this as soon as you possibly can. Having completed your taxes makes filing the FAFSA much easier thanks to the feature that allows you to import your tax information directly from the IRS. Even though you are no longer required to, it is still important for you to include parent information on the FAFSA as it may qualify you for additional aid (this will not affect your Federal Loan eligibility).

    • If for some reason, you are unable to complete your taxes early, you can still complete your FAFSA using estimates, but there is a greater chance that you will be selected for verification; a process that will require you to submit copied of your tax transcripts before we can process aid.
  • Starting in the middle of February, USC’s main financial aid office will begin sending requests for information and verification documents that will be needed to complete your financial aid package. You can also download copies of some of these forms by logging into SSC and selecting Financial Aid Application Status, or by visiting Casey Wiley at the SOM Greenville campus.
    • Be sure to check your SPAM folders and add USC Financial Aid to the safe senders list.
  • February 15th is the priority submission date for your FAFSA, so even if you haven’t finalized your school choice or received your admissions information yet, we still recommend that you complete the FAFSA and include our school code: 003448.
  • February 15th is also the priority deadline to submit your Scholarship Application Form [pdf]. While we will continue to accept forms after this date, students who meet the priority deadline will be given first consideration.

March

  • Scholarship Committee will meet and first-round scholarship notifications will be sent by the end of the month.
  • Check SSC for the completion status of your application. When you click on “Financial Aid Application Status," you will be able to see three things:
    • First, has the Financial Aid Office received your application? If so, there will be a received date and you can proceed to step two. If not, and it has been over two weeks, you should check your FAFSA online and be sure that you have signed it and included USC (003448) as the recipient.
    • Second, you can see if the application is complete. If the status is “Complete," then you are done and can skip the next step.
    • Third, if your status says “Incomplete," then click on the hyperlink and it will take you to a customized page that will explain what is needed.

April

  • You will start to receive notice that your awards are available on SSC. Your first award letter will probably only include your loans that have been awarded. Scholarships will be awarded at a slightly later date.
  • Scholarship Committee will meet and second-round scholarship notices will be sent by the end of the month.
  • The deadline to accept scholarship offers is April 30th. If you experience any problems, do not hesitate to contact Casey Wiley at 864-455-8204.

June and July

  • Create a budget using the tools provided on our website, and determine if you will need additional aid. If you do, contact Casey Wiley to discuss options for additional aid.

August to December

  • Focus on your studies, but also take time to reevaluate your budget. If you find yourself under budget, you might consider reducing loans for the spring. On the other hand, if you are over budget, you should assess your spending and see where you might be able to cut costs. If you cannot find a way to cut costs to stay at budget, contact Casey Wiley to look at further aid options; likely more loans.

 

 Continuing Student Calendar

January

  • SCMA scholarship applications are typically available to all SC residents by this time and will be due by March 1st. All SC residents are encouraged to apply.
  • Start thinking about completing your FAFSA for next year so there are no delays in receiving your financial aid.

March

  • March 1st is the deadline to turn in your SCMA scholarship application to Casey Wiley. All applications must be submitted in person by this time with all signatures and additional paperwork.
  • End of year meetings for all borrowers will begin after your final exam. All borrowers are required to attend this one-on-one session.

April

  • Complete your FAFSA by April 1st to avoid delays in paying your bill and receiving a refund.
  • Awards for next year should be available on SSC by the end of the month. Use this time to review your budget for the last year and make adjustments for next year.
  • By the end of this month, all graduating M4 students must meet with Casey Wiley for required exit counseling.

June

  • Create a budget using the tools provided on our website, and determine if you will need additional aid. If you do, contact Casey Wiley to discuss options for additional aid.
  • Students who were non-residents last year should begin completing the SC Residency certification on my.sc.edu for the upcoming fall semester.

July

  • Tuition bills are released close to July 15th each year.
  • M3 and M4 students: If the bill is paid, USC will usually begin issuing refund checks one week after the bills are issued.
  • Student Insurance Waiver: All students seeking to waive out of USC’s student insurance must complete the waiver process at this link.

August

  • M1 and M2 students: If the bill is paid, USC will usually begin issuing refunds during the first week of class.

November and December

  • Students seeking a nomination for AMA scholarships should submit their name with a short bio by December 1. The Nomination Committee will inform students of their selection by the end of term.