All required forms should be completed and returned as soon as possible since most aid is awarded on a first-come, first served basis for qualified applicants. Most financial aid funds are limited and full financial assistance is not always possible. The priority deadline for the completed financial aid file (containing results of all applications) in the Financial Aid Office is March 31, prior to the academic year of attendance. Applications received after this date will be processed according to date of receipt and available funds.
To be eligible for the South Carolina Tuition Grant, students must be South Carolina residents for the 12 months prior to registration and meet the academic eligibility requirements. Application for this grant is automatically submitted when students complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be processed PRIOR to June 30.