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Discover a lifelong value

At the University of South Carolina Beaufort, our experienced staff of financial aid professionals is here to personally guide you through the process of paying for your education.

As you start thinking about paying for college and applying for scholarships, remember that USCB is the most affordable four-year institution in the state of South Carolina. Last year, USCB students were awarded $17.7 million in scholarships and aid, with 91 percent of new students at USCB receiving some sort of financial assistance.

At USCB, we’re ready to help you obtain financial aid, because a great education doesn’t have to break the bank. Start today by contacting our financial aid office or apply for financial aid to make your powerful future a reality.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadlines

First things first

  • The first step to applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid program application.  Federal, State, USCB and privately funded scholarship programs, particularly those giving need-based aid, all require this form.   

    The ideal timeline to insure you get the maximum aid for which you are eligible:

    • November 1—Apply to USCB—and receive your acceptance status by December 1.  Now, you are ready to research scholarships, grants and loans for which you qualify—and their deadlines for application.
    • January 1—Earliest date that you, a future and/or current student, can apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid programs.
    • March 1—Priority Deadline by which you need to submit your FAFSA application to USCB Financial Aid Office for consideration for Federal aid programs and USCB Scholarship programs.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid

By Phone:

Bluffton Campus
(843) 208-8000

Historic Beaufort Campus
(843) 521-3104

By Email:


By Mail:

801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902


In Person:

Office Hours: 
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bluffton Campus: 
Hargray Building, Student Services Office

Historic Beaufort Campus: 
Sandstone Building, Room 117