- Apply: The FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Borrowing: Information for First Time Direct Loan Borrowers
- Checklist (Everything you need to know, step by step)
- Community Resources (Free services for students in need)
- Cost: The Net Price Calculator
- Forms and Certifications (Submit required forms)
- Self Service Carolina (Check your application status and accept your financial aid)
- Student Privacy Information (FERPA)
- Student Tax Filing Information
- USCL Scholarships (Apply for USCL Scholarships)
- Veteran Affairs (Apply for your VA Benefits and Certify your classes)
Academics and Financial Aid
- Academic Calendars (know the drop/add and withdrawal dates)
- Dropping and Withdrawing from Classes (how dropping and withdrawing affect aid)
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (Know how grades and withdrawals affect you)
Presentations about Financial Aid
- How to Apply for Financial Aid
- Types of Financial Aid
- Financial Aid Information for ADN
- Financial Aid Information for BSN
- Freshmen Orientation
IRS Warns of New Email Scam: Be aware, the “Tax Account Transcript” is not e-mailed
- The IRS sent out a warns of a new email scam that may contain malicious malware. The fraudulent emails, which appear to be sent from “IRS Online,” contain an attachment labeled “Tax Account Transcript,” or something similar. The IRS, however, does not send unsolicited emails to the public, nor emails containing sensitive information such as that which is included in a tax return. The IRS asks the public not to open the email, and if using a personal computer to delete it or forward it to email@example.com. If one is using an employer’s computer, the IRS asks that the employee notify his or her company of the email.
- Pell-eligible students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer is eligible, under this scholarship, will be eligible receive a maximum Pell Grant award and a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for purposes of campus-based aid and Direct Loan awarding. This may also make the student eligible for other federal, state and institutional grants and programs like SEOG, State Need Based Grants, and TRiO programs
- To qualify for the scholarship, the student must: 1) Be less than 24 years of age OR enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent's or guardian's death; 2) Must file a FAFSA and prove that they are otherwise Pell-eligible: US Citizen or eligible non-citizen, Working on first undergraduate degree, have a Pell-eligible Expected Family Contribution (This is usually applicable for a Family Income of less than $60,000), and meet some other basic eligibility criteria.
- “Among workers with liberal arts B.A.s, 82 percent are working (70 percent full-time), and the average full-time worker earns $55,000 annually, $20,000 more than high school graduates,” the report says. “Two out of five liberal arts graduates, however, go on to earn graduate degrees, which further boosts their earnings to $76,000 annually, on average.”
- Available on October 1st, 2018
- File using 2017 income tax information
- Priority deadline April 1st
- Fall Deadline August 1st, 2019 (after this you may not be awarded before the bill comes due)
- Not able to afford your books without a loan? Apply for our $300 Scholarship.
- Don't pay for the FAFSA, it is free!
- Don't pay for help to apply for other Financial Aid. We do it for free!
- Don't share your SSN or FSA ID with anyone you do not trust.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Deadlines
- Fall - Priority Deadline: August 1st; Final Deadline: August 24th
- Spring – Priority Deadline: December 1st ; Final Deadline: January 13th
- Summer - Priority Deadline: April 1st; Final Deadline: June 1st
- Appeal Forms can be found here.
South Carolina Teacher Loan/Career Changer
SC Student Loan has now updated the online application for the SC Teacher Loan/Career Changer program for the 2019/2020 academic year.
- If you had Pell Grant in Fall and Spring you can now also get it in summer!
- Application will be available on Self Service Carolina by April 1st
- Priority deadline May 1st ; Final Deadline June 1st
- More Information
- SC Residents in Dual Enrollment Courses taking 6 or more credit hours in a single semester are eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance
- Complete the Dual Enrollment Packet (admissions, citizenship, immunization, residency)
- Complete the High School Lottery Tuition Assistance Program Forms
- Fall - Priority deadline: September 15th; Final Deadline: September 25th
- Spring - Priority deadline: December 15th; Final Deadline: January 15th
- Summer – Priority deadline: April 15th; Final Deadline: May 15th