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Financial Aid and Scholarships


Student Financial Aid Forms

The United States Department of Education requires our office to collect certain information from students and parents to make sure that we provide you with the best available award package. 

Student Forms

Select the appropriate year forms below using the semester reference.  

Semester Reference

2019-20: Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020

2018-19: Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019

Before submission of any documentation to our office, please read the Form and Document Submission Guidelines. 

 

Form and Document Submission Guidelines

Starting with the 2019-20 school year, the financial aid office is moving to an electronic form submission process for verification called Dynamic Forms. This will require requested documentation to be uploaded through secure forms on Self Service Carolina. 

For 2018-19, the standard procedures for submitting information to our office still apply. Please review the Form and Document Submission Guidelines by award year. Failure to follow the below guidelines for submission to our office will result in delayed processing time. 

 2019-20 Form and Document Submission Guidelines 

All tax information including W-2's, schedules, tax transcripts, and tax returns must be submitted through the requested form on Self Service Carolina. If you are submitting a federal tax return, a signature on the tax return is required (handwritten). 

  • Include Student's Name and VIP ID on all documents.

  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid.

  • Include Student's Name and VIP ID on all documents.

  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid.

  • Forms for verification, loans, or satisfactory academic progress that are unable to be submitted electronically must be submitted by fax, email, mail or in person. Refer to 2018-19 Form and Document Submission Guidelines for the proper guidance on how to submit these forms. 

  • Please upload one PDF or PNG file for every item requested. We cannot accept .MOV files. 

  • Files over 25MB will not be accepted.

  • We cannot accept compressed, zipped, password protected files, and/or login credentials to an FTP site.

  • Verify that all documents are legible and the appropriate signatures (handwritten) and dates are included.

2018-19 Form and Document Submission Guidelines

  • Include Student's Name and VIP ID on all documents.
  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid.
  • Verify that all documents are legible and the appropriate signatures (handwritten) and dates are included.
  • Make sure that you fax all sides of a document if the document is two or more pages.
  • Send all verification documents including forms and tax information to (803) 777-7004. 
  • Send all other documents and forms to (803) 777-0941.
  • Include Student’s Name and VIP ID on all documents.
  • Please send one PDF, TIF, or JPG file for each document or form. Images must be attached. They cannot be embedded within the body of the email.
  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid.
  • Social Security numbers should never be included in the subject or body of the email.
  • We cannot accept compressed, zipped, password protected files, and/or login credentials to an FTP site.
  • Verify that all documents are legible and the appropriate signatures (handwritten) and dates are included.
  • Send all Verification and Loan documents and forms  to uscfaid@sc.edu. Tax information should not be sent via email. Tax information may be faxed to our secure fax number at (803) 777-7004 but please be sure to add the student's name and VIP ID on all documents.
  • For Satisfactory Academic Progress documents and forms, please email fasap@mailbox.sc.edu.
  • Include Student’s Name and VIP ID on all documents.
  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid.
  • Verify that all documents are legible and the appropriate signatures (handwritten) and dates are included.
  • Submit all documents without staples, paperclips, etc.
  • Send all documents to:

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of South Carolina

1244 Blossom St., Suite 200

Columbia, SC 29208

  • Include Student’s Name and VIP ID on all documents.
  • Personally Identifiable Information (SSN, Date of Birth) must be redacted or removed unless specifically requested by the financial aid office to continue processing your aid. 
  • Verify that all documents are legible and the appropriate signatures (handwritten) and dates are included.
  • Submit all documents without staples, paperclips, etc.