Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid
File Your 2013-14 FAFSA
The 2013-14 FAFSA is available online to apply for financial aid for Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
Allows students and parents to populate the FAFSA with their tax return information directly from the IRS. Read here for information about how to use this helpful tool.
IRS Tax Return Transcript
If your FAFSA is selected for a process called verification, you may have to request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS. Find information about requesting a transcript here.
Federal Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility
Federal law limits the duration of Federal Pell Grant eligibility to 12 semesters or 600% Lifetime Eligibility of Pell Grant. Read important information regarding the Pell LEU.
Stay Connected with USC Aiken:
The Office of Financial Aid staff is here to help you and your family understand the various financial aid programs that are available to assist you in meeting your educational expenses at USC Aiken. Approximately 87% of our students receive some type of financial aid - including state, federal, and institutional awards. On this site, you'll find information about scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment, as well as links to external sources to help you. We encourage you to consider and pursue all of the financial assistance opportunities that are available to you.
Please review the information provided here and feel free to contact us if you have questions. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and maintaining the confidentiality of personal information of our students and their families.
Office of Financial Aid Contact Information
102 Penland Administration Building
471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
Phone: 803-641-3476 • Fax: 803-643-6840 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NEW SUMMER HOURS: May 27th - August 9th
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Federal School Code 003449
IMPORTANT! - Self Service Carolina
The Office of Financial Aid has now gone live in the new One Carolina student information system. Parents and students who completed a FAFSA for the 2013-2014 school year can now view the status of the application on the Self Service Carolina (SSC) website.
Effective for the Fall 2013 semester, all students will be using Self Service Carolina (SSC) to access all of their financial aid application information and financial aid requirements instead of VIP. To check the status of your financial aid information, view important information regarding what you need to complete your application, and accept or decline awards, visit Self Service Carolina (SSC) and sign in using your VIP ID and password.
If you are unable to access SSC, my.sc.edu has been established to assist you in setting up your SSC account and in transitioning from VIP to SSC. We will be working hard to answer all of your questions and to direct you to the resources you need to successfully use the new system. We appreciate your patience as we all make the transition together.
2013-14 SC Teachers and Career Changers Loan Programs Application
The 2013-14 SC Teachers and Career Changers Loan Application is now available online at http://www.scstudentloan.org/UserFiles/File/PDF/parentstuds/Teacher.pdf. Students are encouraged to download the application and submit it to the USCA School of Education. State funding is limited, and students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Applications are also available in the Office of Financial Aid in 102 Penland.