To be eligible for financial aid at the University of South Carolina students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, based on federal, state, and institutional requirements. Students must meet the following requirements:
- Earn (pass) 67 percent of all hours attempted at USC plus transfer hours accepted regardless of whether federal financial aid was received
- Degree programs must be completed within a maximum time frame, defined as 150% of the average credits to complete the degree program (not to exceed 180 hours).
- Maintain a cumulative USC Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00.
Failure to meet the above SAP standards will result in the loss of financial aid eligibility. Students deemed ineligible need to submit a written appeal [pdf] to have their eligibility reinstated. This determination applies without regard to any financial aid award notice that may have been sent or received prior to the time the determination is made.