Fall Important Tips
Fall Registration Tips from Financial Aid & Scholarships
The CCU Financial Aid & Scholarships (FAS) Office must receive your FAFSA results by August 1 in order to use financial aid funds to calculate the necessary resources to have your class schedule secured past the University’s August fee payment deadline. If we do not have your FAFSA results by August 1, you should plan to establish an installment payment plan with the Office of Student Accounts to have your class schedule held past the August class cancellation date. If you have not completed the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete it immediately.
New Federal Regulation Regarding Repeat Courses
Beginning in the 2011-12 award year, a student who is repeating, for the first time only (i.e. one repetition per class), a previously passed course in a term may receive Title IV funds for that repeated class. If repeated more than once, a student is not eligible to receive Title IV funds for that repeated class, and it cannot be counted towards enrollment.
A student is able to receive federal Title IV aid* for a previously passed course only one more time.
* Federal Title IV Aid consists of: Pell, SEOG, Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans, Perkins Loans, TEACH Grants and Federal Work Study.
The South Carolina Need Based Grant is not federal aid but follows all federal Title IV regulations.)
Federal Title IV Census Date
Coastal Carolina University uses the last date of the 100% tuition refund period as the official FAS census date for all federal aid recipients. Per federal regulations, federal aid cannot be awarded for classes added AFTER the institution's census date (100% refund) for the semester.
- In order to receive Stafford, Perkins or PLUS loans, you must be enrolled in at least 6 eligible credit hours on the FAS census date. Classes added after the FAS census date will NOT be counted as eligible credit hours for federal Title IV aid.
- Pell amounts will be awarded based on the number of eligible credit hours that you are registered in as of the FAS census date. Classes added after the FAS census date will NOT be counted as eligible credit hours for federal Title IV aid.
- Also keep in mind the repeat policy when determining federal Title IV eligible credit hours.
- Institutional and state scholarship recipients are required to be enrolled at CCU for full-time attendance (minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours).
- Please complete required certification forms for SC state scholarships that have been awarded to you.