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Giving to The Citadel

  • The Citadel Foundation
  • Blueprint
  • The Citadel Brigadier Foundation


Important News:

  • Periodically check your Lesesne Gateway account to review charges and the status of your Financial Aid.

  • The 2014-2015 FAFSA is available online. You need to complete this application for the 2014-2015 academic year. The 2015-16 FAFSA is open, and should be filed for the 2015-16 academic year. The FAFSA priority deadline is February 28.

  • 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.

  • New The state of South Carolina announces the 2015 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 always opens on January 01 for the upcoming academic year. For the 2014-2015 academic year, you can file the FAFSA online using the Citadel School Code #003423 at

Common FAFSA Myths

Filing the FAFSA:  Who is my parent?

First-Time Direct Loan Student Borrowers:

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 Financial Aid Office with your questions.