The school code for USCB: 003450
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a federally funded grant that serves as the foundation upon
which all other undergraduate aid is awarded. Unlike a loan, it does not have to be
repaid. Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned
a bachelor's degree. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is based on need as determined
by federal law and calculated from the financial information that students and their
parents provide on the FAFSA.
With year-round Pell, students may now receive additional Pell grant funding for the summer semester as long as they continue to meet the regular eligibility requirements and enroll at least half-time (6 credit hours). Receiving the additional Pell does not reduce the amount students can receive for the next academic year.
Pell Grant Duration of Eligibility
A student's eligibility to receive a Pell Grant has been reduced from 18 full-time semesters or its equivalent to 12 full-time semesters or its equivalent. This provision applies to all Pell Grant eligible students and includes all years of receipt of Pell Grant funding. Thus, the calculation of this total will include previous semesters/quarters at USCB or at any other school, including community colleges, where a Pell Grant was paid.
Auto-Zero EFC Income Threshold
The income threshold for calculating the automatic zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is $26,000 or less for the 2020-2021 award year.
Maximum Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
The maximum Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for which a student is eligible to receive a Pell Grant is 5711 during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Students with an EFC of 5712 or higher will not be eligible for a Pell Grant for the 2020-21 academic year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are federally funded grants awarded
to some undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Recipients must be
eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant and not have earned a bachelor's degree.
SEOG does not have to be repaid.
Application requires submission of the FAFSA. FAFSA results received by the USCB Office of Financial Aid/VA by March 1st will receive priority consideration. Follow-up documents, if required, should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid/VA promptly to ensure consideration for these funds. Funding is limited and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
The Federal Work-Study Program gives students an opportunity for part-time positions on campus and off campus with community service agencies. Work-study funds are limited, and the awarding of work-study depends on the availability of funds. To be eligible for employment under this federal program, you must file the FAFSA and indicate that you are interested in work-study.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
Students who are not eligible for a Pell Grant but whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sandstone Building, Room 117
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Hargray Building, Room 124
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Financial Aid
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902