Financial aid for summer is available to those students who qualify and will be awarded separately from the fall and spring semesters. Students do not have to complete another FAFSA just for summer if they have already applied for the previous award year. If a student begins classes during a summer semester, they must complete the FAFSA for the current award year and complete the FAFSA for the next award year which begins with the fall semester. To be considered for aid during a summer semester, the student must complete a Summer Application for Financial Aid.
Summer funding is limited and not all funds are available during the summer. Federal Pell Grant is only available if a student has not been enrolled full time during the previous fall and spring semesters. S.C. Tuition Grant cannot be awarded for the summer semester. If during the previous fall and spring semesters the student borrowed the annual loan limit, they will not have any Direct Loan eligibility.