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USC: Palmetto College

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Welcome to the University of South Carolina's Palmetto College Central Financial Aid Office Home Page. This page will provide you with information about financial aid at the Regional Campuses of the University of South Carolina.


School Codes for the USC Regional Campuses
University of South Carolina Lancaster 003453
University of South Carolina Salkehatchie 003454
University of South Carolina Sumter 003426
University of South Carolina Union 004927



  • *NEW * -   The Summer 2015 application will be available beginning April 1,2015. You will complete the Request for Summer Application in Self-Service Carolina at
    • Sign-In using VIP ID
    • Select Financial Aid
    • Select Summer Financial Aid Application
    • Select Campus Attending
    • Select Aid Year 1415
    • Answer all questions and submit application


  • *NEW * -    IRS TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT - Change in Verification Process
    • The Office of Financial Aid can no longer accept personal copies of federal tax returns. A student whose FAFSA has been selected for verification MUST use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA OR request a copy of a federal Tax Return Transcript from the IRS. The request can be made online at or by calling 1-800-908-9946. We suggest that you make a copy for your records before submitting the transcript to the Office of Financial Aid.
    • CLICK HERE for additional information about ordering a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS


Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress  (FASAP)
Please review the revised FASAP policy for the Regional Campuses


Student  Loan Exit Counseling
Federal government regulations require all Stafford and Direct Loan borrowers to complete exit loan counseling prior to graduation. Fall 2011 degree candidates must complete Exit Loan Counseling on the internet at


Direct Loan Master Promissory Note – Required for all Direct Loan applicants. You must have your FAFSA PIN number available to use on the website.


Direct Loan Entrance Counseling – Required if you have never had a Stafford or Direct Loan at USC.  You must have your FAFSA PIN number available to use on the website



  • The 2014-2015 FAFSA will be available at on January 1, 2014.


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