The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Cadets

Important News:

  • New:  The 2018-2019 FAFSA opens on October 1, 2017.  You'll report your 2016 tax information and can utilize the IRS data retrieval process!  This is the application you need on file to apply for financial aid for the Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 terms at The Citadel.  Our school code is 003423.
  • Periodically check your Lesesne Gateway account to review charges and the status of your financial aid.

  • Information about the SC LIFE Scholarship (SC residents only), including How to Check your SC LIFE GPA is found at the Financial Aid Spotlight on Lesesne Gateway. The state of South Carolina now offers a State Summer Scholarship Program: Eligible LIFE and Palmetto Fellows scholarship recipients, on track for an early graduation (by one semester), may use 1 of their 8 semesters of scholarship eligibilty in the summer as long as they enroll fulltime and complete at least 12 attempted summer credit hours. For more information contact the financial aid office.

 

Annual FAFSA Application Process

Cadets must complete or renew the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - (FAFSA) each year to qualify for federal programs, state grants, and many Citadel scholarships. The FAFSA application opens each year on October 1st. For the 2018-19 academic year, please file your 2018-19 FAFSA now at fafsa.ed.gov.fafsa_code

Common FAFSA Myths

Filing the FAFSA: Who is my parent?

What is an FSA ID? & Why do I need one?

First-Time Direct Loan Student Borrowers:

Using your FSA ID, sign in at studentloans.gov:


Helpful resources can be found at Links, by searching the web, and by contacting community groups in your geographic region.

Types of Financial Aid

General Information

If you cannot find what you need online, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships with your questions.

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