The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Evening Undergraduate Students

Important News:

  • New: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) that allows students to automatically input tax information directly onto the FAFSA is temporarily unavailable. The IRS is working on the issue and in the meantime asks that families manually enter the requested tax information into their FAFSA from their 2015 federal tax return. In order to satisfy verifcation requirements, you may obtain a tax return transcript from as an alternative to the IRS DRT.

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

  • The 2017-18 FAFSA application is also available @

  • Information about the SC LIFE Scholarship (SC residents only), including How to Check your SC LIFE GPA, is linked at the Financial Aid Spotlight in Lesesne Gateway. The state of South Carolina now offers a State Summer Scholarship Program: Eligible LIFE and Palmetto Fellows scholarship recipients, on track for 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 credit hours. For more information, contact the financial aid office.

  • The Department of Education no longer issues Federal Identification Pin Numbers for federal aid applications and requirements. You must transition to the Federal Student Aid PIN FSA ID. The FSA ID is your official passport to federal student aid online.

Annual FAFSA Application Process

Evening undergraduate students must be enrolled in a degree seeking program and registered at least half-time to be eligible for federal and state finanical aid programs. Students must complete or renew the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - (FAFSA) each year to qualify for federal programs and state grants. For the 2017-2018 academic year (Fall 2017, Spring/Summer 2018), you can file the 2017-18 FAFSA online using the Citadel School Code #003423 at


First-Time Direct Loan Student Borrowers:

Using your FSA ID, sign in at


The South Carolina Teacher Loan may be a good option for you if you are a student completing your initial certification or a professional looking to change careers in order to teach.

Find helpful information under Links and by contacting community groups in your region.

Types of Financial Aid
General Information

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

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