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Yes.  Students may complete an academic scholarship application if they wish to be considered.   The early application deadline is November 15.  The final deadline for scholarship applications is April 15.

New students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and/or scored 1000 on SAT or 21 on ACT.  Returning students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Our federal code for FAFSA is 003454.

  1. Log into SelfService Carolina
  2. Choose Financial Aid, Award, and Award for Aid Year
  3. Choose the Award Overview tab to see your award. You can complete the required eligibility certifications for Life, and State Need-Based Grant awards by choosing the Terms and Conditions tab.
  4. Then choose the Accept Award Offer tab to accept, decline or adjust any aid that you have been awarded.


To be considered an independent student for financial aid purposes, a student must be able to answer yes to one of the dependency questions on the FAFSA and provide documentation if requested. The FAFSA does not look at whether you were or were not claimed on your parents’ tax return to determine your dependency status.

Our office has a priority date of April 30 for a student to be given full consideration for all types of aid because we have limitations on some types of funding. After April 30, students will be considered for Pell Grant funds, Direct Loan funds, and other types of loan funds.

Yes, you will need to complete a renewal FAFSA each year.

To apply for federal financial aid at USC Salkehatchie, you must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available each year on October 1; you will use the FAFSA for the fall, spring, and summer semesters of the following academic year.

Prior to completing the FAFSA student and parent (s) must register for a FSA ID which allows you to submit FAFSA electronically.

Parent(s) and student tax information is needed to complete FAFSA.