FINANCIAL AID ALERT
Normal Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00AM -4:00PM - 4:00PM-5:00PM - open to allow documentation drop off and/or messages ONLY
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00AM 5:00PM documentation drop off and/or messages ONLY Counselors not available.
PEAK SEASON (Fall July 24th September 15th ; Spring -January 2nd February 2ND )
MONDAY through FRIDAY 8:30AM 5:00PM
- Extended and/or weekend hours may be offered based on staffing availability and demand, advance notification will be sent.
If you are selected for verification, you are not alone! A percentage of all Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filers are selected for the verification process, which requires the school to collect documentation to check the accuracy of the FAFSA information.
Participation in the verification process is not optional. If you do not submit the requested documentation, you will not be eligible to receive federal or state need-based financial aid and your parents will not be eligible to borrow a federal PLUS loan.
Students selected for verification will not be packaged for financial aid until the Financial Aid Office has received all requested required documentation and the verification process has been completed. Depending on the time of year, the verification review process can take up to 15 business days from the time all requested required documents are received. The process can take longer if additional nonstandard documentation is required or corrections are needed to the FAFSA.
Important: Please submit all requested forms and supporting documentation together at the same time. No processing can take place until all documentation is received.
New Year Fafsa Available
In order to receive Federal aid, Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately after October 1st. The school code for South Carolina State University is 003446.
|When a Student Is Attending College (School Year)||When a Student Can Submit a FAFSA||Which Year's Income and Tax Information Is Required|
|July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017||January 1, 2016 June 30, 2017|
|July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018||October 1, 2016 June 30, 2018|
Applying for financial aid and applying for admission to South Carolina State University are separate processes. Students do not need to wait for admission to be admitted to the University to complete the FAFSA. Students data will be reviewed for financial aid eligibility when they have been officially accepted for admission into a degree seeking program. New and transfer students need to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or School of Graduate Studies and follow their instructions regarding the admissions process.
Each person completing the FAFSA must apply for a FSA ID in order to electronically sign the application. Dependent students are required to provide parental information in order to complete the FAFSA, and therefore your parent(s) must apply for their own FSA ID INDIVIDUALLY. So only the owner of an FSA ID should create or use the account. Here's why:
- The FSA ID serves as a legal signature and should not be shared with anyone, including family, school personnel, loan servicers, or contact center agents.
- By creating your own FSA ID, youre more likely to remember your username, password, and the answers to your challenge questions. Without these, you can lose access to your account and be unable to log in to Federal Student Aid websites.
- An e-mail address cannot be used with more than one FSA ID. If you forget your username or password, you can request that a secure code be e-mailed to you to allow you to reset your username or password. For security reasons, you dont want that code being sent to someone else.
As you can see, youll need access to your (and only your) FSA ID and associated e-mail address. Please follow the FAFSA instructions carefully in order to complete the application correctly. Errors and omissions will delay the processing of student data and could affect the chances of receiving assistance.
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Bulldog Connection is your personalized "one-stop shop" for managing your academic, financial and personal information. Students will experience improved navigation which will result in faster and easier access to their information (i.e. Registration, Financial Aid, Course Information, etc.) from a central location, using "single sign-on" (one user name and password).