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Continuing Students

Financial Aid

Welcome back to the UofSC Aiken Pacer Family! The Office of Financial Aid looks forward to providing you the best customer service in order to meet your financial aid needs.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Continuing students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate year in order to be awarded federal direct loans, need based grants, and considered for institutional awards that have a need based component. Please include UofSC Aiken school code on the FASFA: 003449.

Complete the FAFSA


Each year, the Department of Education selects students for a process called verification. Students selected for verification will be notified via email instructing them to check their Self Service Carolina (SSC) account for additional information needed to complete the awarding process.

Note: The UofSC Aiken email account is the official method of communicating with students.

Packaging of awards will not occur until all requirements are satisfied.

View Verification Forms

Awarding Timeline

Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Summer Session


Receiving Awards

Once financial aid is packaged, students must log into Self Service Carolina (SSC) and accept the offered awards. There may be additional requirements in order for the aid to be disbursed to the student’s account. These requirements may include completing Entrance Counseling and signing a Master Promissory Note.