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Financial Aid

USC Sumter recognizes that a college education is a major expense in most family budgets. It is important to know that there are many federal, state, local and institutional sources available to help students meet those expenses.

How to Apply

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.

Click here for Financial Aid forms


Veterans Benefits

All new students planning to use VA benefits must apply through the VA website. If you are a transfer student who has used VA Benefits previously, you must complete a form to change schools. Please visit our veterans page for additional information and feel free to contact our Military Services Counselor, Nada Morant-Wilson at or 803-938-3893 if you have questions or need additional information. 


Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program provides students with financial need part-time employment to assist with the costs of postsecondary education. Hourly wages must not be less than the federal minimum wage. To receive FWS, a degree-seeking student should complete a FAFSA application to determine eligibility. Contact Lisa Jeffords at or 803-938-3822 with any questions.