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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Accepting Your Scholarship

To accept your scholarship, please send the payment information or check to the Bursar’s Office prior to the fee payment deadline. For important deadlines, see the Bursar’s Office website.  

If you are a donor of a scholarship or you are the recipient, there are a few things to include as you send in the scholarship payment. This is to make sure that the scholarship check is applied to the correct account  for the correct amount.  See the categories below for more information.

Scholarship checks that are made payable to UofSC should be sent to the Bursar's Office address, noted to the right. Be sure to include:

  • student name
  • VIP ID or UofSC ID
  • any award notification correspondence with the check
  • any disbursement instructions, donor's name and address.

Once the check is received, it will be recorded and made available for you to use for your educational expenses. Please keep in mind that any checks received by the Bursar's Office after the receipt dates noted below will be made available as soon as possible, but may not be available before the fee payment deadline. You may check in Self-Service Carolina by choosing "Financial Aid Award, and Award for Aid Year." Select "Resources/Additional Information" for the most up-to-date information regarding your non-institutional scholarship.

Scholarship checks that are made payable to you and UofSC must first be endorsed by you and then mailed to the Bursar's Office address noted on the right. Failure to endorse the check prior to mailing can cause delays in its availability. Make sure that you also include:

  • your VIP ID or UofSC ID
  • any award notification correspondence
  • any disbursement instructions, the donor's name and their address.

Once the check is received, it will be recorded and made available for you to use toward your educational expenses. Please keep in mind that any checks received by the Bursar's Office after the receipt dates noted below will be made available as soon as possible, but may not be available before the fee payment deadline. You may check in Self-Service Carolina by choosing "Financial Aid Award, and Award for Aid Year." Select "Resources/Additional Information" for the most up-to-date information regarding your non-institutional scholarship.

If the funding source provides you a form that authorizes our billing for a scholarship, the form must be sent to the Bursar's Office address, noted to the right. Make sure that you also include:

  • student name
  • VIP ID
  • any award notification correspondence
  • any disbursement instructions, the donor's name and their address.

Once the check is received, it will be recorded and made available for you to use toward your educational expenses. Please keep in mind that any checks received by the Bursar's Office after the receipt dates noted below will be made available as soon as possible, but may not be available before the fee payment deadline. You may check in Self Service Carolina by choosing "Financial Aid Award, and Award for Aid Year." Select "Resources/Additional Information" for the most up-to-date information regarding your non-institutional scholarship.

For any questions concerning this process, please contact the Bursar's Office at bursar@mailbox.sc.edu.

Outside scholarships can be sent through electronic funds transfer. If interested, email your request to bursach@mailbox.sc.edu for instructions. Be sure to include the student's name and UofSC ID. 




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