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Financial Aid

Welcome to the University of South Carolina Palmetto College Central Financial Aid web site. The Palmetto College Central Financial Aid Office provides administrative support to the Financial Aid Offices located on the University of South Carolina Palmetto College Campuses.   We have many resources available to you on this site.  

In developing the information presented at this web site, we have prepared information that will guide you through the financial aid process while attending one of the four Palmetto College Campuses. We hope you will find the information helpful, that you will return to our site regularly for new/updated information, and that it will become a valuable tool for you in planning the financing of your higher education.

COVID-19 Update: 

We have currently suspended in-person financial aid visits. However, we are here to serve you. We can be reached via email or online chat during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please contact your financial aid office via email:

USC Lancaster or chat with us online

USC Salkehatchie or chat with us online

USC Sumter  or chat with us online

USC Union    or chat with us online

For updated information please visit:


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides economic relief to students who incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. The availability of this award is not continuous.

If you incurred any of these expenses, you may be awarded funds based on guidelines from the US Department of Education.  The one-time grant must be used for expenses related to disruption of campus operations and may not fully cover the expenses the student has incurred. The grants will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • USC has received an official FAFSA as of May 7, 2020
  • Meet the Title IV Federal eligibility requirements
  • Be a degree-seeking student enrolled for Spring 2020 term
  • Not enrolled in an exclusively online program on or prior to March 13, 2020
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements

 This one-time award will be placed on the student’s account for Spring 2020 and an award notification email will be sent to students to view their awards on SSC. The student must also accept the certification to receive the funds.  However, if you did not incur any expenses, please decline the awards via SSC.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our campus Financial Aid Office.

Palmetto College Campuses Financial Aid Offices


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