Summer Financial Aid


Financial aid for USC Aiken summer sessions requires the current year FAFSA and a separate USC Aiken summer school financial aid application. During the application period, the form is available on Self Service Carolina (SSC). The application must be submitted by the indicated deadline to receive financial aid for summer enrollment.

Financial aid available for summer school is extremely limited.

  • If you have Federal Direct Loan eligibility for the academic year and you use all of that eligibility in the Fall and Spring semesters, there will be no Direct Loan available to use for summer sessions.
  • If you have Federal Pell Grant eligibility for the academic year and you enroll full-time in the Fall and Spring semesters, there will be no Pell Grant available to use for summer sessions. If you enroll part-time during the Fall or Spring semester, you may have additional Pell Grant available for summer sessions.
  • You may apply for private educational loans to use for summer enrollment. For our office to process a summer private loan, you must complete the application process with your lender and submit a USC Aiken summer school financial aid application by the deadline.
  • A parent of a dependent student may apply for a Federal Parent Loan (PLUS). The PLUS application should be completed at https://studentloans.gov by the summer deadline. A USC Aiken summer school financial aid application must also be submitted.