University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Receiving Aid FAQ


  1. Log in to SSC
  2. Choose Financial Aid, Award, and then Award for Aid Year
  3. Choose Awards Overview tab. By choosing the Terms and Conditions tab you can also complete the required certification forms for Palmetto Fellows, LIFE, HOPE or State Need-Based Grant awards.
  4. Choose Accept Award Offer to accept or decline your Federal Direct Student Loans and State Scholarship

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Yes. If you do not pay your bill by the fee payment deadline or make payment arrangements with the Bursar, your classes will be cancelled.

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If the amount of your financial aid is greater than your University charges, you will receive a Financial Aid Refund in one of two ways: by check or by direct deposit. If you receive a check, it will be mailed to your local address listed on SSC. You can apply for direct deposit on Self-Service Carolina (SSC).

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To receive any type of aid (except for the Pell Grant) a student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours or half-time.

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Should either of these occur, you may be billed for financial aid funds that you were not eligible to receive.

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Yes, your academic standing does affect your financial aid eligibility. All students (both undergraduate, graduate, and professional) must adhere to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship's Policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress. For specifics, please visit Satisfactory Academic Progress.

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