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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 $5,645/yr (2013 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 Perkins Loan  
Need-based loan; limited funds; at least 1/2 time enrollment; interest free while in school; 5% in repayment; up to $2,500/yr  
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 the Financial Aid Office in establishing the cost of attendance and providing the best financial planning for the student.