Admission Outside Schlp Guide Form

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
How To Utilize Your Non-University Scholarships
Contacting the Financial Aid Office
All scholarship checks and authorizations should be mailed to the address listed below. If you need to
contact this office by telephone, you may reach us at (803) 777-8134.
Non-Institutional Scholarship Program
Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
University of South Carolina
1714 College Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Checks Made Payable to USC
Scholarship checks that are made payable to USC should be sent to the above address. Make sure
that you include your name, social security number and any award notification correspondence with the
check. We need to know any disbursement instructions and often need the donor’s name and address.
Once the check is received, it will be recorded and made available for you to use towards your fees.
Please keep in mind that any checks received by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
after the following receipt dates will be made available as soon as possible, but may not be available
before fee payment. You may check the University=s VIP system at http://vip.sc.edu for the most upto-date information.
Checks Made Payable to You and USC
Scholarship checks that are made payable to you and USC must first be endorsed by you and then
mailed to the above address. Failure to endorse the check prior to mailing can cause delays in its
availability. Make sure that you also include your social security number and any award notification
correspondence with the check. We need to know any disbursement instructions and often need the
donor’s name and address. Once the check is received, it will be recorded and made available for you
to use towards your fees. Please keep in mind that any checks received by the Office of Student
Financial Aid and Scholarships after the following receipt dates will be made available as soon as
possible, but may not be available before fee payment. You may check the University=s VIP system at
http://vip.sc.edu for the most up-to-date information.
Written Authorizations To Bill or Invoice
If the donor has given you a form that authorizes a scholarship, the form must be sent to the above
address. Make sure that you include your name, social security number and any award notification
correspondence with the authorization. We need to know any disbursement instructions and often need
the donor’s name and address. Once the authorization is received, it will be recorded and made
available for you to use towards your fees. Please keep in mind that any authorizations received by the
Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships after the following receipt dates will be made available
as soon as possible, but may not be available before fee payment. You may check the University=s VIP
system at http://vip.sc.edu for the most up-to-date information.
Receipt Dates and Fee Payment
If the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships receives your scholarship check or authorization
by the dates outlined below, the credit will appear on your University bill. You may visit the University=s
VIP system at http://vip.sc.edu in order to commit your award towards your University charges. In
cases where your available financial aid exceeds your charges, you may elect to have your financial aid
overage direct deposited into your bank account or mailed to you. To avoid class schedule
cancellation, you must pay your fees prior to the semester fee payment deadline. Details regarding fee
payment and direct deposit may be obtained by calling the Bursar=s Office at (803) 777-4234.
Checks and authorizations received after the following dates will be made available as soon as possible,
but may not be available before fee payment.
July 1
November 15
May
June 1
Fall Receipt Deadline
Spring Receipt Deadline
Summer I Receipt Deadline
Summer II Receipt Deadline