University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Financial Aid Guidelines for Students Concurrently Enrolled

You are considered a concurrent student if you are a USC Columbia student who enrolls at both USC Columbia and at another institution (including other USC campuses) during the same semester. Students must receive approval from their academic advisor to participate. Concurrently enrolled students may receive financial aid for course work at one school only and must meet the minimum requirements for each type of financial aid received for attendance at that school. The hours from school 1 and school 2 cannot be combined.

  • If you will enroll in more credits at the other school than at USC Columbia and wish to have aid processed for attendance at that school, you are considered a transient student at the other school. Enrollment as a transient student requires your other school (including other USC campuses) to have a consortium agreement with USC Columbia. A consortium agreement allows you to receive financial aid for attendance at the other school. We will work with the other school to obtain the agreement. If your other school does not participate in consortium agreements, you will be notified. All USC campuses participate in the consortium agreement process with USC Columbia.

    Note: USC Columbia students who, during the same semester, are taking courses through both USC Columbia and USC Fort Jackson are not considered to be concurrent students. Likewise, USC Columbia graduate students who, during the same semester, are taking some USC Columbia courses which are taught in Columbia, and some USC Columbia courses which are taught at another USC system campus, are not considered to be concurrent students.