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 Types of Financial Aid Available to Degree-seeking students
Federal School Code: 003451
FAFSA Information

Scholarships Federal & State Grants
Federal Work Study & Loans Need-Based Aid
 FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS - Must complete the FAFSA  
 Pell Grant  
Federal grant; need based; full-time enrollment; current award up to $5,730/yr (2014 academic year); pro-rated for less than full-time.  
 SEOG Opportunity Grant  
Federal; high need; limited funds; at least 1/2 time enrollment; pro-rated for less than full-time; amount varies up to $1500/year  
 SC Need-Based Grant - (In-State only)  
State funded; limited funds; at least 1/2 time enrollment; pro-rated up to $1500/year
SC Need Based Grant Guidelines  
 Federal TEACH Grant  
Please click here for information on this grant.  
FEDERAL WORK STUDY AND LOANS - Must complete the FAFSA  
 Federal College Work-study  
Need-based; work 10-20 hrs/week; federally subsidized; at least 1/2 time enrollment  
Federal Stafford Loan   
 Subsidized  Unsubsidized 
Must be attending at least half-time (6 credit hours); interest free while in school; loan limits based on grade level; $3500 (FR), $4500 (SO), $5500 (JR & SR); 6 month grace period; low interest (interest rate chart), need-based aid. Must be attending at least half-time (6 credit hours); low interest (interest rate chart) while in school; loan limits based on grade level; 6 month grace period, not need-based.  
Federal Parent PLUS Loan   
Parent loan based on credit approval; FAFSA required; at least 1/2 time (6 credits) enrollment; can borrow up to Cost of Attendance; (interest rate chart); repayment begins 60 days after last disbursement of the loan.   
 Federal Graduate PLUS Loan  
Graduate student loan based on credit approval; FAFSA required; Student must maximize Stafford Loan eligibility before using funds from Grad PLUS Loan; at least ½ time (6 credits) enrollment; can borrow up to Cost of Attendance; (interest rate chart); repayment begins 60 days after last disbursement of the loan.   
 SC Teacher's Loan - In-state residents only  
Education Majors; FAFSA not required; at least 1/2 time (6 credits) enrollment; full repayment of loan(s) if teach in SC: specific criteria to qualify; Awarded on first come, first serve basis until funds are depleted; $2500/yr freshman & sophomore; $5000/year Jr & Sr

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • Apply early, Coastal Carolina University's priority deadline is March 1st. Use prior year's income (taxed and untaxed)
  • Apply for electronic signature (PIN) www.pin.ed.gov for faster results (student and parent(s))
  • Apply online www.fafsa.ed.gov

Click here to apply on line.

All students who receive a Coastal Carolina University scholarship or Athletic Scholarship are strongly recommended to complete the FAFSA to assist Financial Aid & Scholarships in establishing the cost of attendance and providing the best financial planning for the student.