Student Financial Aid Federal School Code: 003425

Deadlines

Timeline
Program Deadline
CU Scholarships Apply for admissions by December 1, with the admissions process completed by December 31. (Need-Based Scholarships require the FAFSA submitted by March 1)
Federal SEOG Priority Deadline: FAFSA submitted by March 1 for Freshmen and April 1 for Upperclassmen
Federal Perkins Loan Priority Deadline: FAFSA submitted by March 1 for Freshmen and April 1 for Upperclassmen
Federal Work-Study Priority Deadline: FAFSA submitted by March 1 for Freshmen and April 1 for Upperclassmen
SC Need-Based Grant Priority Deadline: FAFSA submitted by March 1 for Freshmen and April 1 for Upperclassmen
Federal Pell Grant Recommended Deadline: FAFSA submitted by June 1
Federal Student Loans Recommended Deadline: FAFSA submitted by June 1
PLUS Loans Recommended Deadline: FAFSA submitted by June 1 and loan application submitted by June 15
Private Loans Recommended Deadline: Loan application submitted by June 1
SC Teacher Loan Priority Deadline - April 15: Application is typically available February 1 - funding is limited. so apply early.

 

 

Timeline of Events

Beginning in August
  • Apply for admission
  • Learn application and deposit deadlines for housing, financial aid, orientation, etc.
  • Start and maintain a good system of record keeping
Beginning in November
  • Complete FREE online scholarship searches
  • Research local scholarships with high school, parents' employers, place of worship and community sources
  • Check with high school to apply for Palmetto Fellows if a South Carolina resident (»More information on eligibility requirements)
January
  • Gather financial records and plan to complete taxes early
February
March - April
  • Update FAFSA after filing taxes if necessary
  • Respond promptly to all requests from financial aid office (copies of tax returns, etc.)
April
  • Accept your financial aid via the iROAR portal when notified
  • Analyze and compare award letters from all schools if undecided
By May 1
  • Commit to Clemson University
May
  • Complete entrance loan counseling and sign Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov
  • Obtain Federal Work-Study job (if awarded) through secure website when notified
June
  • Determine remaining out-of-pocket expenses and apply for Parent PLUS loan or private loan if needed » More information
August
  • Satisfy University fees by paying balance on the iROAR portal
  • Sign Perkins Promissory Note (if awarded) when notified
January (of next year)
  • Monitor credit hours and grades needed for scholarship renewal(s)
  • Plan for summer school if needed
  • Begin application process for the next academic year