Financial Aid
Contact Information
Office of Financial Aid
Sykes House
638 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2189
803/323-2557 (fax)
FinAid@winthrop.edu

My Financial Aid

Options for Remaining Winthrop Balance

Parent PLUS Loan – This is a Federal loan in the parent’s name. The 2017-18 fixed interest rate is 7%. 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 studentloans.gov. 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 sfs@winthrop.edu or 803-323-2165 to sign up.

Student Employment – If your financial aid awards do not include work-study, you should still be able to find a job on or near campus. Winthrop’s Center for Career and Civic Engagement (CCE) can help. They post all non-federal work-study positions through an online jobsite called EAGLELink. Sign up for EAGLELink notifications through the CCE website.

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. Students entering their second year at Winthrop are encouraged to search for department scholarships in early Spring 2019 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: 6/17/19