(803) 327-7402 ext. 8163
The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to assist students in finding ways to pay for their college education such as scholarships, grants, student loans, and on campus employment. Most students attending Clinton College receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid at Clinton College consists of:
Grants – Gift money (does not require repayment or a work commitment) from federal, state, College, or private funds. Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need.
Loans – Money one may borrow from federal sources, College sources, or private lenders. Clinton College financial aid administrators manage these educational loans in accordance to federal financial aid requirements to ensure that your interests are protected. See the Financial Aid Manual.
Work – Money one earns through Federal Work Study employment on campus, in community service agencies, or in approved off-campus jobs.
Scholarships – Gift money (does not require repayment or a work commitment). Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, individual talent, and/or possibly some other criteria specified by the donor. These awards may or may not have financial need as a criterion.
All types of financial aid offered at Clinton College requires the completion of one application, the FAFSA.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the needs analysis system used by Clinton College. It is used to determine eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Work Study.
In order for students to be eligible for Federal Student Aid, they must have either a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (such as a General Educational Development certificate (GED) or have been home schooled.
Students receiving Federal Financial Assistance are required to meet the College’s standards of academic progress. Additional, Federal requirements restrict the time frame that students receiving aid have to complete their program and require completion of a minimum number of credit hours each term. Failure to do so may result in termination of financial aid eligibility. Detailed information on the financial aid standards will be issued to all students receiving financial aid.
All awards of need-based financial aid are made annually, and students must reapply each year by completing a new or renewal FAFSA in order to be considered for assistance.
All students are encouraged to apply at least six to eight weeks in advance of the term they plan to enter.
Consumer Information: For consumer information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (803) 327-7402 ext. 8163