Front Entrance of UofSC Aiken

Apply for Housing

University Housing

University Housing is accepting housing applications for the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 school year.

All housing contracts are for the full academic year, this includes both fall and spring semesters.  Please read the terms of the contract prior to submitting your application. Your contract begins once you sign your occupancy card and pick up your keys.

How do I apply for Housing?

Please scroll down and view the brief video below before you begin your Housing Application. It will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to complete your Application.

There are two ways to apply for Housing, but before you begin, you will need to claim your UofSC Aiken email address and reset your password. Here is what you need to do:

Check out the how to reset your password at:

On the website you will see four boxes to complete.

The first box will be your username. If you are on a computer, you will put in “your USCA username” or if you are doing the reset on a smart phone, you will want to put in\”your USCA username”

For the current password, it will be the last 5 digits of your VIP ID followed by “USCA#” (ex. 12345USCA#)

For the new password the requirements will be off to the left side of the screen.

Once the password has been changed, it will take about 10 to 15 minutes before you will be able to sign in.

You will then be able to start the Housing application process.

Please Note: If you receive a login error, you may simply need to clear your cache and try logging in again.  This issue has been reported by some users, however, there is no error with the system.

Please choose one of the two ways below:

Way #1

Step 1: Click on the Housing Application Link below.

Submit UofSC Aiken Housing Application

* You will need your USCA Email Address and password to login. If you need assistance, please contact the UofSC Aiken Computer Help Desk at 803-641-3391.

Step 2: Click on the Login Tab on the Blue Bar.

Step 3: Enter your UofSC Aiken Email Address and Password and Click Sign In.

Step 4: Follow the Four Steps on the Housing Application Checklist.

Step 5: When you have completed your Housing Application, Review it and Submit It.

Way #2

Step 1: Go to and click on Sign in to Self Service Carolina (SSC).

* You will need your VIP ID number and password to login. If you need assistance, please contact the USC Aiken Computer Help Desk at 803-641-3391.

Step 2: Click on the Admissions Tab

Step 3: Click on the box that says Housing Services

Step 4: Go to the campus tab and select Aiken and click continue

Step 5: Under Spring 2022, click on the link that says 202-2023 application

Step 6: Fill out the Housing application

Step 7: Pay your $125 security deposit and $25 application fee

Step 8: Complete the Roommate Matching Questionnaire 

How Do I Cancel My Housing Contract?

If you have to withdraw from school, before the semester ends, you must submit a Housing Contract Release Request form.  Then, your request form must be approved in order for you to move out of housing prior to the end of your contract.

Learn More About Housing Contract Cancellation