At Presbyterian College, the financial aid process is simple and straightforward.

Getting the financial assistance you need all starts with you filling out the FAFSA.

The federal government uses the FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to determine how much your family can contribute to your educational expenses.

After you complete the FAFSA, we can determine the amount of aid you qualify for. This aid could be through federal, state, and PC grants and scholarships; low-interest student/parent loans; and work-study.

Completing your FAFSA is simple.

Once you have applied for admission to Presbyterian College, take the next step to fund your college education by completing your FAFSA. Check out this video that shows you how to fill out the FAFSA »

Each year’s FAFSA is used for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. For instance, for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 semesters, you will need to complete the FAFSA for 2022-2023. Follow the four steps below to complete your FAFSA.



Use this code in your FAFSA to have results sent to Presbyterian College.

Step 1: Create Your FSA ID »

The U.S. Department of Education assigns you a unique number called your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. Once you receive your FSA ID, you can sign loan contracts and access certain information online. You’ll need only one FSA ID and FAFSA application, even if you’re applying to more than one school.

Step 2: Make sure to gather your documents »

The FAFSA asks for information about you and your financial situation. You might need the following as you fill out the FAFSA: your social security number, your parent’s social security number, your driver’s license number, federal tax information, records of untaxed income, and bank statements.

Step 3: Complete the FAFSA »

Complete the FAFSA once you have created your FSA ID. You can complete the FAFSA on your own online or you can complete it on paper and mail it in. You can also complete the form with your high school guidance counselor or the College’s Financial Aid Office.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for all forms of financial aid. Take the time to read all instructions carefully and be as accurate as possible. It’s free for you to file the FAFSA. Your application can be submitted anytime after October 1 each year to be eligible for financial aid the following academic year.

High school students can submit the FAFSA after October 1 of their senior year. If you’re a South Carolina student, submit the FAFSA by June 30 so that you can be considered for the South Carolina Tuition Grant. Have the results of your FAFSA sent to Presbyterian College. PC’s FAFSA ID: 003445.

Step 4: Provide Additional Documentation »

Not everyone has to go through Step 4, but we want to make you aware of the potential verification process. A number of applications are selected for verification each year.

The process is required by the U.S. Department of Education through which information on the FAFSA must be documented to assure its accuracy. If you’re selected for verification, don’t assume you’re being accused of doing anything wrong.

Some people are selected at random, and some schools verify all students’ FAFSAs. All you need to do is provide the documentation the College asks for. Be sure to provide the documentation by the deadline.

FAFSA required

As a note, the FAFSA is necessary to apply for the following financial aid funds:

  • South Carolina Tuition Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  • Federal TEACH Grant
  • Some Private Loans, Grants or Scholarship Programs