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Financial Aid

The Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs Office provides service to both incoming and current students regarding how to apply for and maintain eligibility requirements for student financial aid.

The Palmetto College Central Financial Aid Office is a centralized resource for students attending any of the four Palmetto College campuses.  On their website you can find out more about the types of aid available and the eligibility requirements.  We have links to all of their pages below.

News and Announcements

Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced federal loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other federal loan borrowers. To be eligible, the annual income of borrowers must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/heads of households). Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at The Department will be announcing further details on how borrowers can claim this relief in the weeks ahead.

Visit for the most up-to-date information. If you would like to be notified when the process has officially opened, sign up at the Department of Education subscription page.


Important Information

Academics and Financial Aid

Presentations about Financial Aid

Quick Points

  • Don't pay for the FAFSA, it is free!
  • Don't pay for help to apply for other Financial Aid. We do it for free!
  • Don't share your SSN or FSA ID with anyone you do not trust.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Deadlines

  • Fall - Priority Deadline: August 1st; Final Deadline: December 1st 
  • Spring – Priority Deadline: December 1st ; Final Deadline: April 1st
  • Summer - Priority Deadline: April 1st; Final Deadline: June 1st  
  • Appeal Forms

South Carolina Teacher Loan/Career Changer

The SC Teacher Loan application is now available.

Summer Aid

  • If you had Pell Grant in Fall and Spring you can now also get it in summer!
  • Application will be available on Self Service Carolina by April 1st
  • Priority deadline May 1st ; Final Deadline June 1st
  • More Information

Dual Enrollment

SC Residents in Dual Enrollment Courses taking 6 or more credit hours in a single semester are eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance. You must complete the Dual Enrollment Packet (admissions, citizenship, immunization, residency, school LTAP form, and student LTAP form). For more information on Dual Enrollment, the forms to complete and the deadlines for Lottery Tuition Assistance, please see the Dual Enrollment Website.