Welcome to The College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) Financial aid section. Financial aid is a combination of scholarships, grants, low-interest loans and work-study. If you are eligible, your financial aid package will consist of aid provided by the federal government, the state of South Carolina, outside organizations and CSU. With contributions from students and parents, we all work together to make a secondary education possible for all students who desire one!
In order to qualify for financial aid at CSU, all students must first apply for admission and be accepted to the university. Then, if you want to determine your federal eligibility for aid, you must complete theFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Finally, we will create a financial aid package for you and send you an award letter detailing all of your financial aid for the academic year. The aid in this package will be based on several criteria, academic merit, financial need, residency and athletic qualifications, just to name a few.
You may apply for admission to CSU by contacting the Enrollment Services Office at 843-863-7050 or 1-800-947-7474. You will then be sent an admissions packet, information on Charleston Southern University and financial aid. Once you've been accepted, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Remember to add CSU to your list of colleges on the application! Our federal code is 003419.
We recommend that you complete the FAFSA online. We can process your aid faster! But, if you prefer to complete a paper application, you may request one from CSU. Remember that by completing the paper process, it can take up to six weeks to get you a financial aid award package.