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Enrollment Requirements

Financial aid eligibility is determined each semester in part by your enrollment status: fulltime, three-quarter time, halftime, or less than halftime. Adjusting your courses or withdrawing from classes can affect the total amount of aid you receive.

For financial aid purposes, the following credits indicate enrollment status at a USC Palmetto College Campus.

Number  of Credits Enrollment Status
12 or more Full time
9 - 11.5 Three quarter time
6 - 8.5 Half time
Fewer than 6 credits Less than half time

 

Enrollment Requirements for Financial Aid Programs

Program Enrollment Requirements
Federal Pell Grants Award amount prorated based on enrolled hours when less than full time
Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS) At least half time
Federal Perkins Loan At least half time
Federal Work-Study At least half time
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Award amount prorated based on enrolled hours when less than full time
SC Needs Based Grant  At least half-time
SC Lottery Tuition Assistance   At least half time
SC Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence Scholarship (LIFE) Full time
Private loans Varies by lender