Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships of Benedict College. We recognize that a college education is a significant financial undertaking, and we want to assist you in finding the right combination of resources to enable you to study at Benedict. Our Financial Aid Office is well staffed and provides expert advice to students and parents or guardians on the best way of financing the entire four-year program at Benedict. The college also maintains a Student Financial Counseling Service that offers advice on budgeting and loan management. The Financial Aid Office is located in Bacoats Hall. We welcome consultations with students and parents.
Financial aid consists of two basic types: institutional aid and government aid. To be eligible for any type of institutional aid, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of credit. (Some federal aid is available to those registered for less than a full load.) Institutional aid is limited to a maximum of 128 hours of graduation-credit work attempted; developmental courses give institutional (non-graduation) credit only and may be covered on a one-time basis, as well.
In government-funded student aid programs, adjustments will be made to comply with any new regulations.
To apply for financial aid, a student must complete the following as soon after January 1 as possible:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- South Carolina State Affidavit
- IRS DATA RETRIEVAL
- Standard Verification_V1
- Custom Verification V4
- Aggregate Verification V5
After receiving notice of an award, the student should contact the Benedict’s Financial Aid Office. If more assistance is needed, there might be other possibilities.