Applicants and Accepted Students
Scholarships. Complete the scholarship application within two weeks of interviewing for admission. Meeting this priority deadline will ensure you receive full consideration for scholarships.
Aid. Complete the FAFSA for next year.
- You do not need to include your parent’s information on the FAFSA.
- You may need two-year-old tax forms because the FAFSA considers prior-prior year.
- Send your FAFSA to the University of South Carolina (school code 003448).
Scholarships. The scholarship committee meets and sends first-round scholarship notifications by the end of the month
Aid. Starting in mid-February, UofSC’s main financial aid office sends requests for information and verification documents needed to complete your financial aid package.
- You can also download copies of some of these forms by logging into my.sc.edu and selecting financial aid application status or visiting Casey Wiley at the SOM Greenville campus.
- Be sure to check your spam folders and add UofSC Financial Aid to your safe senders list.
Scholarships. The scholarship committee meets and sends second-round scholarship notifications by the end of the month.
Aid. Check my.sc.edu to confirm your application is complete. When you click on “Financial Aid Application Status,” you will be able to answer two important questions:
- Has the Financial Aid Office received my application? If so, there will be a received date and you may proceed to the second question. If not, and it has been over two weeks since you completed your FAFSA, check your FAFSA online and confirm that you have signed it and included USC-COLU (003448) as the recipient.
- Is my application complete? You are finished once your status is “Complete.” If your status says “Incomplete," click the hyperlink, which will take you to a customized page that will explain the next steps you need to take.
Scholarships. The scholarship committee meets and sends third-round scholarship notifications by the end of the month.
Aid. You will start to receive notice that your awards are available on my.sc.edu. Your first award letter may only contain your loan awards.
Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded at a slightly later date.
Returning Students (M2–M4)
- SCMA scholarship applications are typically available to all S.C. residents by this time and will be due by March 1. You are encouraged to apply.
- Start thinking about completing your FAFSA for next year to prevent your financial aid from being delayed.
- March 1 is the deadline to turn in your SCMA scholarship application to financial aid manager Casey Wiley. All applications must be submitted in person by this time with all signatures and additional paperwork.
- End-of-year meetings for all borrowers begin after your final exams. All borrowers are required to attend these one-on-one sessions. M4 students may start after Match Day.
- Complete your FAFSA by April 1 to avoid delays in paying your bill and receiving a refund.
- Awards for next year should be available on my.sc.edu by the end of the month. Review your past year’s budget and adjust it as needed for the upcoming year.
- Graduating M4 students: you must meet with financial aid manager Casey Wiley by the end of this month for required exit counseling.
- Non-resident students (for past year): you should begin completing the S.C. Residency certification on my.sc.edu for the upcoming fall semester.
- Create a budget using the planning tools, and determine if you will need additional aid. If you do, contact financial aid manager Casey Wiley to discuss your options.
- Tuition bills are released around July 15 each year.
- If your bill is paid, UofSC usually begins issuing refund checks one week after the bills are issued.
- Student insurance waiver: If interested in waiving out of UofSC’s student insurance requirement, you must complete the waiver process.
- Re-evaluate your budget.
- If you are under budget, consider reducing loans for the spring.
- If you are over budget, assess your spending and see where you might be able to cut costs. If you cannot find a way to cut costs to stay at budget, contact financial aid manager Casey Wiley to review aid options (likely more loans).
If you would like to be nominated for any AMA scholarships, submit your name and a CV by email to Casey Wiley by Dec. 1. The Nomination Committee will select and inform nominees by the end of term.