800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
Click the questions below to receive answers to the most frequently asked questions about financial aid. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Office of Financial Aid by phone at (864) 503-5340 or via
email. For more specific questions about admissions, view the Enrollment Services FAQs.
After you apply to USC Upstate, you should apply for financial aid using the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible beginning October 1 for fall semesters. Visit the
Applying for Aid Web page for more information
It is an accounts receivable account where all individual student financial transactions with the University are maintained.
No, credit balances are automatically refunded to you.
Academic refunds are automatically refunded to you and mailed to your permanent address. Please allow 3 – 4 weeks after the first day of classes to receive a refund check. Financial aid students, please remember all refunds must be applied to financial aid sources first. Please contact Student Account Services at (864) 503-5326 with questions.
After you register for classes, your bill will become available on
SSC. Click on SCHEDULE and BILL to see your schedule, your charges, available financial aid and any balance. The spring schedule and your bill will become available approximately the 22nd of November. You will not receive a bill in the mail. You can pay your fees by using
SSC or pay in person at the cashiers' windows in the Health Education Complex, Suite 2081. See
critical dates for semester billing dates and current information. Contact Student Account Services at (864) 503-5326 with questions.
You have the option of paying your fees via the Internet. Web fee payment requires that you have sufficient Financial Aid to cover your fees, or that you pay by Electronic Check or credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Discover), or a combination of both. We encourage students to take advantage of this easy method of payment. To access fee payment on the web, go to
Yes, fees and charges may be paid via
SSC, or in person at the Cashier's Office in the Health Education Complex, Suite 2081. Fees can be paid by mailing your payment directly to the Cashier's Office by the stated cut-off date. Please identify all correspondence and checks with your student number.
Credit cards may be used through the website's
SSC system. DISCOVER, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS credit cards are accepted. There is a minimal convenience fee associated with all credit cards.
Contact the Cashier's Office at (864) 503-5326 to make arrangements to satisfy the conditions of the hold obligation.
Yes, the University has developed a tuition payment plan. This plan may be obtained under certain conditions: Returning students must have a GPA of at least 2.0, be in good financial standing with the University and have no outstanding past due charges. Students must set up the payment plan during walk-in hours at the Cashiers office in the Health Education Complex, Suite 2081. More information can be found on the
Tuition Payment Plan webpage or by contacting Student Account Services (Cashier's Office) at (864) 503-5326 with questions.
To make additions and changes for meal plans after you have made your fee payment, contact the Cashier's Office at (864) 503-5326.
The average freshman class numbers approximately 700 students.
The average class size is 25-30 students with freshman classes averaging 30-35 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Smaller class sizes and frequent one-on-one conversation with faculty are consistently noted by students as contributors to their academic success.
As always, you should contact your tax advisor for guidance. However, you can obtain complete information about this deduction in IRS publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education. This publication is available from your local IRS office and may also be downloaded from the
IRS Web site. The
U.S. Department of Education also provides some information about this deduction. Contact Student Account Services (Cashier's Office) at (864) 503-5326 with questions.
For information concerning your Federal Loan, call the Direct Loan Servicing Department at 1-800-848-0979 or Applicant Services at 1-800-557-7394.
To find out the status of a private loan, contact your lender.
Financial Aid InformationUniversity ScholarshipsFoundation ScholarshipsNet Price Calculator Terms and Conditions*Tuition & FeesCritical Payment DatesTuition Payment PlanWithdrawal and RefundResidencySatisfactory Academic ProgressEntrance/Exit CounselingFinancial LiteracyTransfer StudentsCode of Conduct
Contact UsOffice of Financial Aid800 University WayHealth Education ComplexSuite 2081Spartanburg, SC 29303Toll-free: 800-277-8727Phone: 864-503-5340Fax: 864-503-5974Hours:Monday - Friday:8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
E-mail UsFaculty/Staff Directory
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?