Skip to Content

My USC Salkehatchie


Yes.  Students may complete an academic scholarship application if they wish to be considered.   The early application deadline is November 15.  The final deadline for scholarship applications is April 15.

New students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and/or scored 1000 on SAT or 21 on ACT.  Returning students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Our federal code for FAFSA is 003454.

How do I check my financial aid application status? 

You can review your financial aid by logging in to Self Service Carolina. 

  1. Select "Financial Aid". 
  2. Select "Financial Aid" and then "Financial Aid for Aid Year". 
  3. Select "USC Salkehatchie" for the campus. 
  4. Select the appropriate aid year. 
  5. Choose “Award Overview” to view your financial aid offer. 


To Accept or Decline Your Offer 

  1. Select “Accept Award Offer”. 
  2. Select a decision for each offer by dropping down the box and choosing “Accept” or “Decline”. 
  3. If you wish to accept a partial amount of a loan you can do so by entering the amount in the box to the right and then dropping down the decision box. However, the amount you enter will still be divided by Fall and Spring. If you would like to accept an amount for one semester only, contact your financial aid office. 
  4. Click “Submit Decision”. 


You can also sign your State Certification in Self Service Carolina. 

  1. Click on the “Terms and Conditions” tab. 
  2. Read, accept, and submit your decision. 

To be considered an independent student for financial aid purposes, a student must be able to answer yes to one of the dependency questions on the FAFSA and provide documentation if requested. The FAFSA does not look at whether you were or were not claimed on your parents’ tax return to determine your dependency status.

Our office has a priority date of April 30 for a student to be given full consideration for all types of aid because we have limitations on some types of funding. After April 30, students will be considered for Pell Grant funds, Direct Loan funds, and other types of loan funds.

Yes, you will need to complete a renewal FAFSA each year.

To apply for federal financial aid at USC Salkehatchie, you must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available each year on October 1; you will use the FAFSA for the fall, spring, and summer semesters of the following academic year.

Prior to completing the FAFSA student and parent (s) must register for a FSA ID which allows you to submit FAFSA electronically.

Parent(s) and student tax information is needed to complete FAFSA.