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Financial Aid and Scholarships


Professional Student Progress

Professional students are expected to exemplify academic excellence and are subject to the university's policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Student Responsibilities

To be eligible for financial aid at the University of South Carolina students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, based on federal, state and institutional requirements. Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Earn 67 percent of all hours accepted at USC plus transfer hours accepted regardless of whether federal financial aid was received.
  • Degree programs must be completed within a maximum time frame, defined as 150% of the average credits to complete the degree program(maximum timeframe for graduate and professional students varies)
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) as established by the University and program of study.

Failure to meet the above SAP standards will result in the loss of financial aid eligibility. Students deemed ineligible due to SAP must submit a written appeal in order to have their eligibility reviewed and reconsidered. This determination applies without regard to any financial aid award notice that may have been sent or received prior to the time the SAP determination is made.