University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships


What Funds Require the FAFSA

The FAFSA is necessary to apply for the following financial aid funds:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loan-subsidized
  • Federal Direct Loan-unsubsidized
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  • Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan
  • Federal Teach Grant
  • South Carolina Need-Based Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Health Professions Loans, Scholarships, and Grants
  • Nursing Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants
  • Some Private Loans, Grants or Scholarship Programs

While all students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA, USC does not require one for general scholarship consideration.