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Office of Student Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid. The information provided will help answer questions about the Student Financial Aid Application process and give you valuable information on how to finance your Graduate/Professional School education. The primary responsibility of funding your education rests with the student and their family. Student Financial Aid from federal, state and institutional sources is meant to only supplement a student's resources. Students need to understand that all expenses may not be met through Student Financial Aid.

FAFSA Simplification 

Looking for the 2024-25 FAFSA?  The FAFSA is undergoing a significant overhaul as part of the FAFSA Simplification Act.  The 2024-25 FAFSA is set to open in December 2023, although we do not have a firm date yet.  You can read more about FAFSA Simplification on the Federal Student Aid website.

Federal Student Loan Repayment Guidance

The pause on federal student loan payments and interest accrual will expire September 1, 2023.

Students currently enrolled at least half-time will have their federal loans deferred until graduation (or until they drop below half-time enrollment).

Alumni and other borrowers not currently enrolled half-time will be required to start making payments in October 2023.

Borrowers can expect federal Unsubsidized loans and PLUS loans to begin accruing interest, regardless of their enrollment status.

Find up-to-date information from Federal Student Aid on the One-time Federal Student Loan Debt Relief page.

Note: MUSC's Office of Student Financial Aid cannot advise a student on repayment details. Federal loan repayment arrangements are handled by a borrower's federal loan servicer. Borrowers should log in to to view their loan history and find contact information for their loan servicer. For Perkins and HRSA Loans (NFLP, Nursing, LDS, HPL, PCL) the servicer is ECSI.

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday (except State Holidays)

You can contact us through email at: or directly to your assigned counselor through Student Self-Service Portal by clicking the “Contact My Financial Aid Counselor” link or Staff Directory Information Link. In addition, we are available to schedule phone and virtual appointments through Microsoft Teams.

Our goal is to answer your question within 2-3 business days. Please do not duplicate inquiries as this slows down processing.