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Financial Aid Resources

Student Aid and Identity Theft
Federal Student Aid and Identity Theft (PDF)

IRS Tax Benefits for Education

The federal government offers tax incentives when you or your parents pay for college through Tax Credits (direct reduction of tax liability) and Tax Deductions (reduction of the amount of income on which you pay taxes), if you meet certain conditions. MUSC cannot provide you with tax advice. Please contact the IRS or your personal tax advisor to determine if you are qualified to claim these tax credits and deduction.


Federal Tax Credits

American Opportunity Tax Credit

Lifetime Learning Credit


State Tax Credits

SC Tuition Tax Credit


Tax Deductions

Tuition and Fees or Student Loan Interest deduction

1098-T Statements

Schools send the 1098-T form to any student who paid “qualified educational expenses” in the preceding tax year. Students may download the information from Heartland ECSI annually or contact the Bursar’s office for assistance in obtaining the form.


Additional Tax Resources:

IRS Publication 970 (Tax Benefits for Education) 

Federal Student Aid Tax Benefit Resources


Consumer Information

Voter Information

Voter Registration


Medical University of South Carolina encourages all of its students to vote. If you are a South Carolina resident, you may choose to vote here or at home with an absentee ballot. You must be registered at least thirty (30) days prior to any election in order to vote in that election.


Registration forms are available through the SC Election Commission or online.


Registration and Absentee Voting


If voting in South Carolina, you are required to show one of the following Photo ID’s at your polling place:


SC Driver’s License or ID Card issued by the SC Department of Motor Vehicles, SC Voter Registration Card with Photo, Federal Military ID, US Passport or Passport Card.


If you are not from South Carolina and want to register to vote or vote absentee in your home state, National Mail Voter Registration forms are available through the US Government services or online.


Voter Information and Polling Places

Please check out the following links for more information about upcoming elections. Note that the links may not be updated in between elections.

Your Vote, Your Voice

Rock the Vote – Find voting information, polling places, election information

Project Vote Smart