University of South Carolina

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Important Information & News

2015-16 Awards

2015-16 financial aid awards will begin appearing on Self-Service Carolina (SSC) on April 3, 2015. Be sure to complete your 2015-16 FAFSA as soon as possible in order to be considered for the best aid package!

Complete Your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

On January 1, 2015, the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid became available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for the best aid package and to allow for timely notification of your eligibility.

New for Summer 2015 Palmetto Fellows, LIFE, and General University Scholarships during the Summer

If you are currently receiving Palmetto Fellows, LIFE and/or General University Scholarships, and remain eligible to receive the award at the end of the Spring 2015 term, you may be eligible to receive the award during the Summer 2015 term. Please note that the use of these awards during the summer will be considered as one of your eight semesters of eligibility. Please contact our office for more information, and to apply for consideration.

Important Note On Scholarships

New freshman merit scholarship awards are now posted to the financial aid area of Self Service Carolina. Please note that the amount shown reflects the cash amount associated with the scholarship, not the full value of the award for students receiving partial or full reduction of out-of-state tuition. Tuition rates for 2015-2016 year will not be available until the USC Board of Trustees sets rates in July. The value of the reduction will be posted to your account once bills are generated in mid-July. Additional information about our scholarship rates and awards can be found here.