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Types of Financial Aid

Loan Programs

SC Teacher Loan and SC Career Changers Loan

The 2018-2019 application (pdf - 506 KB) is now available. The application priority deadline for 2018-2019 is April 30, 2018, but applications may still be received afterward, as funding allows. State funding is limited and subject to change, so apply early.  Completed applications should be submitted to the College of Education, SAS, 144 Withers, 611 Myrtle Drive, Rock Hill, SC  29733.

NOTE -- Completed applications must be received by Winthrop University early enough to allow for processing and to be mailed to the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation by the priority deadline.

The South Carolina Teachers Loan Program was established by the State of South Carolina to encourage talented and qualified students to enter the teaching profession. The loan is cancelled by teaching in South Carolina public schools in an area of critical need. Freshmen and sophomores may borrow up to $2500/year; juniors, seniors, and graduate students may borrow up to $5000/year. The Career Changers loan provides up to $15,000/year.

View loan eligibility requirements. For each of these loan programs, students may have their loan canceled at a rate of 20% per year of teaching in critical subject areas or critical geographical locations in South Carolina specified by the SC Student Loan Corporation. Students who teach in both a critical subject area and a critical geographical area may have their loan canceled at a rate of 33 1/3% per year.

Note: The teachers programs require recipients to teach in return for the assistance they received. If you decide not to teach, you will be responsible for repaying the entire amount of the loan plus interest, or any amounts not already cancelled.

Please contact SC Student Loan Corporation for more information.

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