The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided economic relief
to students who incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due
to the COVID-19 outbreak. This included eligible expenses under a student's cost of
attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.
The availability of this grant is not continuous.
If you incurred any of these expenses, you may have been offered funds based on guidelines from the US Department of Education. The one-time grant must have been used for expenses related to disruption of campus operations and may not fully cover the expenses the student has incurred. The grants were offered based on the following criteria:
- USC received an official FAFSA as of May 7, 2020
- Met the Title IV Federal eligibility requirements
- Was a degree-seeking student enrolled for Spring 2020 term
- Not enrolled in an exclusively online program on or prior to March 13, 2020
- Met the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
This one-time offer of financial aid was placed on the student’s account for Spring 2020 and a notification email was sent to students to view their aid on Self Service Carolina (SSC). The student was also required to complete the certification to receive the funds. However, if the student did not incur any expenses, they were required to please decline the aid via Self Service Carolina (SSC). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our campus Financial Aid Office.