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Learn about your payment options and mark your calendar with important payment deadlines.

Self Service Carolina

At the University of South Carolina, there are no paper bills mailed to students for tuition and fees. Instead, your bill is posted electronically to your SSC student account.

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Most students, parents and guardians simply want to know what you owe, how to pay your bill and the deadline by which to pay it.


Authorized Users

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents South Carolina from releasing student information to parents or guardians without authorized consent from the student.

By becoming an authorized user on the student account, a parent/guardian/other will be able to:

  • make a payment
  • receive monthly emails about balance due
  • view account balance and payment history
  • view receipts and other useful information
  • receive 1098-T tax information upon request; view and print 1098-T forms
  • set up a payment plan
  • save payment methods which can only be viewed by the authorized user
  • speak with the Bursar’s Office staff about the student account

How to Set Up Authorized Users

Only the student can set up authorized users on the account:

  1. Login to Self Service Carolina.
  2. Go to Account Information.
  3. Click on Payment Gateway.
  4. Click on Authorized User and follow instructions from there.

Authorized User Login

Authorized users can log in at authorized user login page.


Common Billing Concerns

If outstanding charges are not paid by the deadline, a financial hold will be placed on your account, which prevents you from registering for classes, receiving transcripts or even receiving your diploma. Pay your balance in full, and we will remove your hold the following day.

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It's your responsibility to know when deadlines are to change your schedule without being charged.

Additionally, if you get dropped from courses for nonpayment of tuition and fees and request to be re-enrolled, a $75 fee will be assessed.

More information is available through the University Registrar.

Drop/Add Deadlines »

More information about drops, withdrawals and late admissions »

We can answer questions about your student account, but it may also be necessary for you to contact the department that initiated the charge.

  • Carolina Card Office: 803-777-1708
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships: 803-777-8134
  • Housing: 803-777-4283
  • Parking Services: 803-777-5160
  • Student Health Services: 803-777-1916

Please be sure you've submitted your South Carolina Residency Certification Form on Self Service Carolina.

If you have questions, contact the Office of South Carolina Residency at 803-777-4060 or email

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 If your check is returned:

  • We will charge you a $30 fee.
  • You will need to pay your check and returned check fee by cash or cashier's check.
  • We will put hold on your account until the returned check and returned check fee have been paid.

The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships will help you with any questions related to how financial aid is awarded and/or applied. Please contact Financial Aid & Scholarships by calling 803-777-8134.

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