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Financial Aid

Welcome to the University of South Carolina Palmetto College Central Financial Aid web site. The Palmetto College Central Financial Aid Office provides administrative support to the Financial Aid Offices located on the University of South Carolina Palmetto College Campuses.   We have many resources available to you on this site.  

In developing the information presented at this web site, we have prepared information that will guide you through the financial aid process while attending one of the four Palmetto College Campuses. We hope you will find the information helpful, that you will return to our site regularly for new/updated information, and that it will become a valuable tool for you in planning the financing of your higher education.

Network Username Required

Effective December 20th, 2023, all admitted students will have to authenticate with their Network Username instead of VIP ID when logging into university systems such as Your Network Username is the first portion of your official university email address (before and is in sync with your VIPID password. You can validate your Network Username at For more information, visit the Division of Information Technology's Information for Students webpage, which explains how students can log into the university systems.

Prepare for Student Loan Payments to Restart

The COVID-19 student loan payment pause has ended, and student loan borrowers must start repaying their loans October 2023. You’ll get your bill with your payment amount and due date, at least 21 days before your due date. Click here to visit the Department of Education’s website for more information.

Here are some other steps to take before payments resume:

  1. Log in to to learn about your student loan servicer and update your contact information.
  2. Contact your servicer by logging into their website or giving them a call. Ask how much you might owe when payments resume, how much your monthly bills could be, and what payment plans are available to you. If you had automatic payments before forbearance, set those up again.
  3. Ask about an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan, which may lower your monthly bill. You can do the paperwork now, so you’re set in an IDR plan when forbearance ends.


Palmetto College Campuses Financial Aid Offices


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