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Federal Aid

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is a federally funded grant that serves as the foundation upon which all other undergraduate aid is awarded. Unlike a loan, it does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is determined by federal law and is based on the financial information that students and their parents provide on the FAFSA.

With year-round Pell, students may now receive additional Pell grant funding for the summer semester as long as they continue to meet the regular eligibility requirements and enroll at least half-time (6 credit hours). Receiving the additional Pell does not reduce the amount students can receive for the next academic year.

Click here to visit the Department of Education's page on Pell Grants.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are federally funded grants awarded on a limited basis to students with exceptional financial need. Students selected for these grants must not have earned a bachelor's degree. Additionally, recipients must be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant. SEOG does not have to be repaid.

Application requires submission of the FAFSA. FAFSA results received by the USCB Office of Financial Aid/VA by March 1st will receive priority consideration. Follow-up documents, if required, should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid/VA promptly to ensure consideration for these funds. Funding is limited and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to visit the Department of Education's page on FSEOG.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

The Federal Work-Study Program gives students an opportunity for part-time positions on campus and off campus with community service agencies. Work-study funds are limited, and the awarding of work-study depends on the availability of funds.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid

The school code for USCB: 003450


Office Locations
Beaufort campus:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sandstone Building, Room 117
fax: 843-521-3194

Bluffton campus:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM 
Hargray Building, Room 124
fax: 843-208-8290




Mailing Address
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Financial Aid
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902