The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Scholarship Award Timetable

Scholarship Application & Award Timetable

Important Information

Incoming Knobs: Citadel scholarship awards are made based on your application for entrance to The Citadel, high school transcripts, and your FAFSA. Your first FAFSA is filed after January 01 in the senior year of high school. For best consideration, you should file your FAFSA by February 28, even if you have not filed taxes yet. You can easily update the income and tax information on your FAFSA three weeks after filing taxes electronically by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Prior to your freshman year of college, there are no additional steps or applications to complete for scholarship consideration.

Upperclass Cadets: to maximize your scholarship eligibility, file a FAFSA by February 28, and complete the electronic Citadel Upperclass Scholarship Application in mid-March each year. 

  • Scholarship renewal: Cadets must maintain individual scholarship eligibility requirements, have an annual FAFSA on file by February 28, and complete the Upperclass Scholarship Application in Mid-March each year.
  • Go to to file your annual FAFSA. Estimate your tax information based on the prior year and return 3 weeks after electronic taxes are filed to update the form with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • Citadel Upperclass Scholarship Application: Each March, file our electronic Citadel scholarship application (attending knob, sophomore, and junior cadets). This application will be posted on the Financial Aid and cadet scholarship webpages.



  • 01: FAFSA application opens at 


  • Evaluate freshman applicants for scholarship awards 
  • 28: FAFSA priority deadline for scholarship awards


  • Package freshman applicants' scholarship awards (done by April 01)
  • Mid-March: Cadet Upperclass Scholarship Application available online 


  • 15: Priority deadline for Cadet Upperclass Scholarship Application 


  • 01: National college decision date
  • 05: Cadet Upperclass Scholarship Application closes at 5:00 pm
  • Renew upperclass scholarships after spring grades post
  • Package upperclass scholarship awards/financial aid accounts 


  • Complete scholarship award process 


  • Email announcements/call for individual scholarship applications
  • Email announcements/call for outside-partner scholarship applications

General Financial Aid Application & Award Timetable

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