Frequently Asked Questions
The university’s website is the best resource. We have a page devoted to maintaining a safe and successful semester. For more, go to www.usca.edu/pacer-ready.
Also, please be sure to check your emails regularly as the Division of Student Affairs sends out information routinely, and so does the Office of Official Communication.
Please note: For general bookstore related questions, go to https://www.bkstr.com/uscaikenstore.
For questions related specifically to textbooks, go to https://www.bkstr.com/uscaikenstore/help-faq/textbook-faqs.
We are looking forward to resuming athletic events as scheduled this fall.
Financial Aid and Refund Questions
Under the guidance issued by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE), the University of South Carolina Aiken issued prorated refunds to students for meal plans and on-campus residential housing.
The prorated refunds included meal plans and on-housing fees for services not received on or after March 16, the first day of the extended Spring Break.
Tuition, academic fees, and student support fees were not refundable, per CHE guidance due to the continuity of educational programs.
Tuition is based on each student’s residency, regardless of the platform.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the housing staff has conducted frequent deep cleanings in all residence halls. The cleaning schedule, which includes a hospital-grade disinfectant, will continue until face-to-face classes resume.