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Financial Aid and Scholarships


Student Financial Aid Forms

The United States Department of Education requires our office to collect certain information from students and parents to make sure that we provide you with the best available award package. 

Form and Document Submission Guidelines

Please only submit documents that are requested or applicable to you. Documents may be submitted to our office via fax, email, postal mail, or in person. For security purposes, tax information should not be sent via email. Failure to follow the below guidelines for submission to our office will result in delayed processing time. 

IRS Tax Transcript Submission

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently changed the format of tax transcripts to protect taxpayers from unauthorized use of taxpayer data. The new format redacts all personally identifiable information and some public record information. Because of this, all tax transcripts that are sent to our office must include the student's name and VIP ID on each page of the transcript. Where applicable, the parent or spouse's name should also be written on the tax transcript in addition to the student's name and VIP ID. Without this information, our office cannot identify the owner of the tax transcript or document that we have received the transcript.

Important Note: Starting in January 2019, IRS tax transcripts can no longer be sent directly to our office from the IRS by mail or by fax. Please visit IRS.gov for alternative options.

Fax Submission
  • Include Student's Name and VIP ID on all documents.
  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid.
  • Verify that all documents are legible and the appropriate signatures (handwritten) and dates are included.
  • Make sure that you fax all sides of a document if the document is two or more pages.
  • Send all verification documents including forms and tax information to (803) 777-7004. 
  • Send all other documents and forms to (803) 777-0941.
Email Submission
  • Include Student’s Name and VIP ID on all documents.
  • Please send one PDF, TIF, or JPG file for each document or form. Images must be attached. They cannot be embedded within the body of the email.
  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid.
  • Social Security numbers should never be included in the subject or body of the email.
  • We cannot accept compressed, zipped, password protected files, and/or login credentials to an FTP site.
  • Verify that all documents are legible and the appropriate signatures (handwritten) and dates are included.
  • Send all Verification and Loan documents and forms  to uscfaid@sc.edu. Tax information should not be sent via email. Tax information may be faxed to our secure fax number at (803) 777-7004 but please be sure to add.
  • For Satisfactory Academic Progress documents and forms, please email fasap@mailbox.sc.edu.
Postal Mail Submission
  • Include Student’s Name and VIP ID on all documents.
  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid.
  • Verify that all documents are legible and the appropriate signatures (handwritten) and dates are included.
  • Submit all documents without staples, paperclips, etc.
  • Send all documents to:

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of South Carolina

1244 Blossom St., Suite 200

Columbia, SC 29208

1244 Blossom Street, Second Floor (Suite 200) Submission
  • Include Student’s Name and VIP ID on all documents.
  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid. 
  • Verify that all documents are legible and the appropriate signatures (handwritten) and dates are included.
  • Submit all documents without staples, paperclips, etc.