Financial Aid & Scholarships

News from Financial Aid & Scholarships

Summer school financial aid applications are available online!  For more information on summer aid, including a Summer Financial Aid Checklist, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships website: Click Here!

Effective beginning with the 2012-2013 year:

  • Direct Loans for graduate and professional students will now be solely unsubsidized. This does not affect the total amount that can be borrowed.
  • Subsidized Loans for undergraduate students will now accrue interest during the six month “grace period” after graduation.

For more information, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.

It is important that undergraduate students understand the responsibilities that come with taking on student loan debt, especially when it comes to repayment.  Managing this debt, along with any other debt accrued throughout college, can be a daunting process.  For information on loan repayment, including repayment plans, consolidation programs, and loan forgiveness, read through the Debt Management Guide created by The Office of Studnet Financial Aid & Scholarships at the University of South Carolina.

Click here: Debt Management Guide- University of South Carolina

When research financial aid and scholarship opportunities outside of the university, be careful not to fall prey to financial aid scams.  Read more about Scholarship Scams from the Federal Trade Commission and what you can do to stay out of trouble.

Learn More About 529b Plans

Learn more about saving for college by using a 529b plan at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website and at the Education Finance Council’s website.