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Ask us a question or request more details. Be sure to include the student's VIP ID or University of South Carolina ID so that we can provide the best customer service experience.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The financial aid office is dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of all students. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) requires educational institutions to limit the release of information to third parties. For the purposes of FERPA, parents are considered third parties. 

Parent Access to Financial Aid Information

For a parent to receive financial aid information for a student's account, we must authenticate that the parent is the parent listed on the FAFSA or we must have a signed Permission to Release Financial Aid Information Form on file from the student. The student may also sign this form to designate anyone they wish to access their financial aid information, but it can also include limitations on the information provided. Requests for information related to satisfactory academic progress or academic record information are excluded.

It is important to note that this form only applies to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

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If you are the student, use your USC email account. If you are a parent, use the email address provided on the FAFSA.

Please identify your current status.

Please indicate the area(s) for which you need assistance.

Are you interested in meeting virtually with a financial aid counselor? If so, please schedule an appointment.


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