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first things first!

Financial Aid qualifications vary. All students should complete the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov . TCL’s school code is 009910. You must complete the FAFSA for all financial aid including the SC Lottery Tuition Assistance program. Here’s a BIG tip, start the financial aid process early because it takes time to complete!


Have FAFSA questions? Check out these helpful videos on everything FAFSA and get your questions answered.


Once your FAFSA is submitted, please  to follow-up with Financial Aid — see contact info below.


24/7 Financial Aid Help!

There are THREE different ways to get financial aid help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!


1.) Visit the online Financial Aid Help Center and get answers to frequently asked Financial Aid questions such as:

  • What is the payment due date?
  • What is the status of my Financial Aid award?

Plus the Help Center features:

  • A Live chat function
  • A place to request a scheduled callback


2.) Reach a financial aid representative at any time of the day or night by phone, by simply calling 843.470.5961 or toll free at 1.855.509.6579.


3. ) Visit Financial Aid TV (FATV), an online video service that will help you find answers to all things financial aid.

  • FATV is an online library of short (60-90 seconds each) video clips that are accessible on demand, 24/7.
  • FATV videos communicate complex financial aid information in an easy-to-understand style.
  • FATV covers a wide array of topics including Financial Aid, Financial Literacy, Loans, Grants, and more.



Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

Avoid long lines and last minute completions,submit your financial aid application early.

 Term/Deadline Type: Spr/Spr I 2015  Spring III  2015 Spring II  2015 
 FAFSA Priority Submission Deadline: Nov. 3, 2014 Dec. 12, 2014 Jan. 30, 2015
 File Completion Deadline: Nov. 28, 2014 Jan. 9, 2015 Feb. 20, 2015
 Loan Request Deadline: Nov. 28, 2014 Jan. 9, 2015 Feb. 20, 2015
Term/Deadline Type:      Summer I (10 Week ) Summer II (7 Week)
 FAFSA Priority Submission Deadline: March 20, 2015 March 20, 2015
 File Completion Deadline: April 17, 2015 April 17, 2015
 Loan Request Deadline: April 17, 2015 April 17, 2015

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