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Financial Aid

The Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs Office provides service to both incoming and current students regarding how to apply for and maintain eligibility requirements for student financial aid.

The Palmetto College Central Financial Aid Office is a centralized resource for students attending any of the four Palmetto College campuses.  On their website you can find out more about the types of aid available and the eligibility requirements.  We have links to all of their pages below.

 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The University of South Carolina is working with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor the novel coronavirus outbreak and any potential impact to our campus community.

UofSC Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

 

Important Information

Academics and Financial Aid

Presentations about Financial Aid

Freshman Orientation Videos


News

Financial Aid Reminders: FAFSA, Textbook Scholarship, Child Care Grant

 

What is a Liberal Arts Degree Worth?

  • “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.”

2020-2021 FAFSA

  • File
  • Available on October 1st, 2019
  • File using 2018 income tax information
  • Priority deadline April 1st
  • Fall Deadline August 1st, 2020 (after this you may not be awarded before the bill comes due)

Thelathia Bailey Emergency Textbook Scholarship Application

  • Not able to afford your books without a loan? Apply for our $300 Scholarship.

Quick Points

  • 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: December 1st 
  • Spring – Priority Deadline: December 1st ; Final Deadline: April 1st
  • Summer - Priority Deadline: April 1st; Final Deadline: June 1st  
  • Appeal Forms

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. 

Summer Aid

  • 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

Dual Enrollment

SC Residents in Dual Enrollment Courses taking 6 or more credit hours in a single semester are eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance. You must complete the Dual Enrollment Packet (admissions, citizenship, immunization, residency, school LTAP form, and student LTAP form). For more information on Dual Enrollment, the forms to complete and the deadlines for Lottery Tuition Assistance, please see the Dual Enrollment Website.


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