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South Carolina Teacher's Loan/Career Changers Loan

Available to South Carolina residents only, the South Carolina Teacher’s Loan / Career Changers Loan program provides funding to students who teach in South Carolina in critical subject areas or critical geographic areas.

Application Process

You must apply to receive funding each academic year. Applications are usually available for the next academic year at https://www.scstudentloan.org/ by late February or early March. The academic year that you are applying for should display on the first page of the application.

After you complete the online application, you must deliver the original either in person or by mail to the Gamecock EdQuarters office:

College of Education
Wardlaw College, Room 113 
Attention: SC Teacher’s Loan
820 Main St, Columbia, SC 29208

After we verify your application information, the Gamecock EdQuarters staff will send the form to the USC Financial Aid office. You will hear if you have received any funding after Financial Aid and the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation complete their processing.

 

Eligibility

Freshmen may be eligible for the loan without meeting the Praxis Core requirement. To be eligible after the Freshman year, students must meet the Praxis Core requirement by exemption or passing all sections of the exam.