Thanks to scholarships, grants, loans and work-study, there are many ways to make your Claflin education affordable.
So where do you begin?
1. The first step is to apply to Claflin
Our financial aid staff will work closely with you to explore all of the funding resources available. Our goal is to ensure that every student receives our best comprehensive offer of financial assistance and that your affordable investment in a Claflin education becomes a reality.
2. Determine the total estimated cost of your education
Visit our Tuition and Fees page, and use the Net Price Calculator to calculate your estimated cost plus any scholarship and aid packages.
3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Be sure to complete FAFSA after January 1 of your senior year in high school. Even if you think you don't qualify for federal aid, it's important to apply because other funding sources insist on it, including scholarships, state aid, student loans and work study. So complete that FAFSA!
4. Check out scholarships and work-study opportunities
Other important sources of help include our Claflin scholarships, outside scholarships and federal work-study. It's all itemized in our Financial Aid Checklist. Note: Final eligibility for aid is subject to student completing the FAFSA, meeting eligibility requirements and availability of funds.
If you are a veteran, the goal of the Office of Veterans Affairs is to assist you in pursuing your educational, vocational or professional objectives. In addition, the Office Student Financial Aid serves as a liaison between enrolled veterans, dependents of veteran students and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Have questions about topics like veteran educational benefits or certifying enrollments for the Department of Veterans Affairs? We're happy to help. For more information, visit the Claflin University Office of Student Financial Aid.
Other Cost Relief Solutions
- You are strongly encouraged to research and apply for outside scholarships. Use the free scholarship search to view scholarships from civic and service organizations, businesses, clubs and religious organizations award scholarships for educational expenses.
- Low interest parent loans, alternative loans, and private source loan options. Learn more about loan options.
- Learn if you are eligible to participate in Student Freedom Agreement, an income-contingent funding alternative.
- Students should report special financial circumstances, elementary or secondary private school tuition expenses, or out-of-pocket college tuition expenses for a parent to our financial aid staff.
South Carolina Tax CrediT
To help ease the financial burden for South Carolina college students and their families, the South Carolina General Assembly has created an income tax credit for tuition paid to South Carolina colleges and universities. To claim the credit, a Form SC 1040 must be filed. When preparing the South Carolina income tax return, Form I-319 Tuition Tax Credit must be completed. This form is included with all state individual income tax booklets. For more information about the tax credit, please visit the South Carolina Tuition Tax Credit website.