University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Important Information & News

Spring 2015 Financial Aid Student Accounts

Spring 2015 financial aid will begin appearing on student accounts as "paid" beginning on the evening of January 3, 2015. Prior to January 3, 2015, financial aid awards will appear as "authorized." Authorized aid requires no additional steps, and will appear as paid automatically beginning January 3, 2015..

2014-15 Awards

2014-15 awards will appear on SSC beginning April 3, 2014.  Be sure to submit your 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you have not yet done so.  Also, if you have submitted your 2014-15 FAFSA, be sure that all requested information has been provided.  To check the status of your 2014-15 FAFSA, visit SSC at  Log into SSC with your VIPID and password.  Choose “Financial Aid” and then choose "Eligibility." Review any outstanding items and take any action needed to complete your application.

2014-15 LIFE Scholarship Awarding - Continuing Students

We will begin making 2014-15 LIFE Scholarship awards to continuing students on June 1, 2014.  When we make these awards, they will appear immediately on Self-Service Carolina (SSC).  We will also send an email to the recipient's University email address, indicating that a new award has been made.

Complete Your 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

On January 2, 2014, the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid became available online at 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.