Winthrop University: Financial Aid
Contact Information
Office of Financial Aid
Sykes House
638 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2557 (fax)

My Financial Aid

Options for Remaining Winthrop Balance


Parent PLUS Loan – This is a Federal loan in the parent’s name. The 2022-23 fixed interest rate is 7.54%. If credit-denied, the student can receive an additional unsubsidized loan ($4,000 as a freshman or sophomore or $5,000 as a junior or senior). Parent needs to apply at Application is usually available beginning in early April.

Private Loan – Private Student Loans are in the student’s name and often need a credit-worthy cosigner. Private Parent Loans are in the parent’s name (or any credit-worthy individual).

Payment Plan – Winthrop University is pleased to offer students a payment plan that breaks the remaining balance into monthly payments for a small fee. Winthrop does not charge interest on payment plans. Once you receive your Winthrop bill in July, contact Student Financial Services at or 803/323-2165 to sign up.

Student Employment – Students can search for on-campus jobs through the HR job posting website. For jobs that are marked as Federal Work Study, only students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study can apply for these jobs. The Center for Career Development and Internships (CDI) can help with off-campus jobs. The CDI posts positions through an online jobsite, EAGLElink.

Private Scholarships – If you will be receiving a scholarship from an outside entity that is not currently reflected on your awards (e.g. church), send a copy of the award notification or certificate to the Office of Financial Aid and we can list it as an estimated financial aid award.

Scholarships – Scholarships for incoming students are awarded by the Office of Admissions. Returning students to Winthrop are encouraged to search for department scholarships in early Spring 2023 by checking each department's website.

Do not hesitate to contact your Admissions Counselor or the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

Last Updated: 12/20/22