Important Information & News
Direct PLUS Application for 2016-17 Academic Year
Students and parents, who wish to apply for a Direct PLUS Loan for the 2016-17 academic year at USC, may begin the application process on Studentloans.gov starting May 1, 2016.
Palmetto Fellows, LIFE, and General University Scholarships during the Summer
If you are currently receiving Palmetto Fellows, LIFE and/or General University Scholarships, and remain eligible to receive the award at the end of the Spring 2016 term, you may be eligible to receive the award during the Summer 2016 term. Please note that the use of these awards during the summer will be considered as one of your eight semesters of eligibility. Please contact our office for more information, and to apply for consideration.
Summer Financial Aid Application
The Summer Financial Aid Application will be available on Self Service Carolina (SSC) starting April 1st. If you plan to attend Summer School and utilize financial aid, you MUST complete a Summer Financial Aid Application on SSC. Complete the application by May 1st to ensure your awards will be posted to your account by the fee payment deadline of June 1st.
2016-2017 Financial Aid Awards
2016-2017 financial aid awards will begin appearing on Self Service Carolina (SSC) on Monday, April 4, 2016. To be considered for the best aid package, complete the FAFSA and all required documents by April 1, 2016.
Complete Your 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is available now at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for the best aid package and to allow for timely notification of your eligibility. The school code is 003448.
Replacement of Federal Student Aid PIN
The Federal Student Aid PIN, used to access and sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, apply for PLUS loans, and complete loan entrance counseling/promissory notes, is being replaced by a new FSA ID. Click here to learn more.