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Student Financial Aid

Welcome to MUSC Student Financial Aid Services. 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.

*** Corona Virus Information ***

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Office of Enrollment Management at MUSC, including Student Financial Aid Office,  is currently operating in a manner designed to limit face-to-face interactions to protect not just our “customers”, but our staff and their families.  We ARE still functional in all areas (Financial Aid, Admissions, Registrar, Enrollment Reporting), but please understand that our capacity to do so in the usual fashion and at the speed with which we/you are accustomed is a bit slowed.  We are working hard to overcome some of these logistical and technical challenges, but do not expect to be at normal capacity again until the current university-wide situation improves.

 

Currently, our building has been closed to public/student walk-in access and we are encouraging all electronic communication. We are receiving and processing your financial aid forms, but we expect some delays from our usual turnaround time.   Many staff will be temporarily working from home several days per week.  Your patience in hearing back from them upon inquiry, is appreciated.  Please leave a voicemail when calling (843) 792-2536 and provide your name and return phone number.  You will be responded to.

 

Many thanks,

Your MUSC Student Financial Aid Team

 

Dept. of Education Coronavirus Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

Student Financial Aid FAQ’s:

I cannot afford a plane, bus or train ticket home. Will my moving/transportation/local storage costs be reimbursed?

We recognize that our efforts to ensure the safety of the entire MUSC community  have raised unanticipated challenges. The University is committed to ensure that we help students who need support with unanticipated costs to the fullest extent permitted by Federal Student Aid regulations. If you are currently receiving financial aid, please reach out to your financial aid counselor for guidance.

I am a Federal Work Study student and have a job on campus. Will I continue to be paid if I’m not at work?

If you’re unable to work your scheduled hours because of coronavirus-related interruptions ( school or employer closures or quarantine) the school may pay you for any scheduled hours. Terminated or inactive Federal Work Study employees are ineligible.  An active employee is an employee who has been completing their work assignments actively within the past thirty days. Your Federal Work Study Supervisor will convey your scheduled hours to us, for input into Kronos.  Please contact the FWS Coordinator, Mrs. Bernie Rodriguez if you have additional questions.

What will happen to my financial aid should I decide to withdraw, take a leave of absence or fail to return as a result of COVID-19 events this Spring?

Visit the  Force Majeure section of the Enrollment Bulletin for more information.

How should I contact your office?

Please do not duplicate inquiries. You may either or call us, but not both. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Where should I find updates about Financial Aid?

Please visit our homepage, follow us on YAMMER ( MUSC Student Financial Aid) or Student Broadcast Messages.

Will my tuition be refunded or discounted for the Spring Semester?

Visit the  Force Majeure section of the Enrollment Bulletin for more information.

Do I still have to pay the Student Health Fee?

Visit the Force Majeure section of the Enrollment Bulletin for more information.

Online Student Financial Aid Counseling

If you’re not able to meet with your Student Financial Aid counselor in person, you can schedule a WebEx video appointment!

This is helpful if you would like a face to face appointment but are a distance education student, away on rotations or just for time and convenience!

How to Schedule a WebEx Appointment:

  • Email your Financial Aid Counselor from your Student Self Service Account. ( Financial Aid< contact="" financial="" aid="">
  • In the email, include: Name, Program/Year, Topic for Discussion, and preferred day and time of appointment.
  • Allow up to two business days for a reply.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once the appointment is scheduled.

Expectations

  • To authenticate identity, Students must present valid photo id at the beginning of the WebEx Appointment.
  • If a parent or spouse would like to participate with you, An Educational Record Release( FERPA) form must be on file and they must also present photo id.
  • Use WebEx using a secure internet connection and in a quiet setting and location free of distractions.  
  • Have pen and paper handy to take notes!
  • Cancel and reschedule if you are not able to make your appointment time.

For more information, contact finaid@musc.edu or 843-792-2536