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Student Financial Aid Federal School Code: 003425

Terms and Conditions

Your federal, state or University aid has been awarded or adjusted as indicated on your award summary. You must agree to the following terms and conditions, including any program-specific conditions linked to your awards.

Messages associated with certain programs will be listed on the Terms and Conditions tab under the Financial Aid menu in the iROAR portal for any awards you have been offered. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions includes acknowledgement of messages linked to specific programs. You must certify that you have read the terms and conditions and understand that the award messages may change if your award package is adjusted.

The Office of Student Financial Aid will communicate with you regarding changes to your aid, including the terms and conditions, through your Clemson email account and the iROAR portal. You must monitor both accounts regularly.  

General Terms

Federal and state student financial aid can be used only to pay the cost of attending Clemson University. The cost of attendance includes direct costs such as tuition, fees, on-campus housing and meal plans, as well as indirect costs such as books, supplies, off-campus living expenses, transportation and medical expenses.

Your aid package may require an adjustment to avoid an over award, which is financial aid in excess of financial need. This will affect students who receive scholarships, fellowships or assistantships after federal aid has been awarded. You are responsible for satisfying any balance due on your account that is created by adjustments to your aid.   

University and state scholarships cannot exceed the total cost of attendance. This limitation applies to all financial aid regardless of the source and is based on the cost of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses. Scholarship stipends will be adjusted to ensure that this limit is not exceeded.

The Office of Student Financial Aid reserves the right on behalf of the University to review and cancel any award at any time because of changes in financial need, academic status, academic history, academic program or program funding.

All loans, including but not limited to Federal Direct Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loans, teacher loans and private loans, must be approved by the US Department of Education or the lender. The amounts shown may be our recommendation only and may be adjusted after the lender completes processing. You must complete all loan requirements such as Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note.

You may receive a Federal Pell Grant at only one school per term.

University and state scholarships, SC Need-Based Grants,   Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and Federal Work-Study are restricted to undergraduate students pursuing a first bachelor’s degree.

University scholarships and all federally funded financial aid are restricted to United States citizens and eligible non-citizens as defined by the US Department of Education and the US Department of Homeland Security.

If Federal Work-Study (FWS) is offered in your financial aid award package, the amount of FWS shown is the maximum amount of money you can expect to earn during the academic year. Earnings are paid directly to you based on hours worked, and cannot be credited to your account for satisfaction of University fees. Procedures for job placement will be sent to your Clemson University email account in July.

Disbursement of this aid, except Federal Work-Study earnings, will be in the form of direct credit to your student account (to satisfy all University fees for the specified academic year unless you have declined automatic crediting in writing to the Office of Student Financial Services). Any credit balances created as a result of this aid will be disbursed according to guidelines established by the Office of Student Financial Services. Generally, refund checks are available each Friday for aid posted through the previous Friday.

For information on Clemson University's Non-Discrimination Policy, please visit this website.

Enrollment Requirements

For the purpose of determining final financial aid eligibility, enrollment is defined as total hours enrolled as of midnight on the last day to drop classes without a “W” based on the academic calendar. Hours attempted for evaluating satisfactory academic progress are also set based on this date.

If you are receiving University scholarships and state scholarships and grants, you are required to enroll as a full-time student, defined as 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduates.

For other forms of aid, you are required to enroll as a full-time student to retain a full-time award. If you are enrolled less than full time but at least half time, your award will be prorated.

Full Federal Pell Grants require 12 hours of enrollment; three-quarter-time grants require 9 to 11 credit hours; half-time grants require 6 to 8 credit hours; and less-than-half-time grants require 1 to 5 credit hours.

If you are receiving a Federal Direct Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must be enrolled at least half-time, defined as 6 hours per semester for undergraduate students and 5 hours per semester for graduate students.  

Conditions

You are required to notify Clemson University of any scholarships, loans or other forms of assistance extended from sources outside the University. Credit for outside aid will not be posted on your bill until the funds are received by the Office of Student Financial Services.

You are required to notify the Office of Student Financial Aid of periods of less-than-full-time enrollment, periods of non-enrollment, candidacy for graduation, co-op assignments, periods of study abroad, internships and other plans that may affect enrollment during the time covered by this award summary. 

You must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

If you withdraw from the University during a term or make all F grades for a term (which may be considered an unofficial withdrawal), your eligibility for the financial aid already disbursed to you may be affected. You may be required to repay significant amounts of financial aid. Failure to repay these funds may prevent you from re-enrolling at the University; may prevent you from obtaining a transcript to transfer to another institution; may result in your account being referred to a collection agency; and may result in a damaged credit rating.

If you are a scholarship recipient, you must meet the following criteria for consideration and/or renewal. More specific criteria may be linked to certain scholarships.

  • University recruiting scholarship recipients are required to pass at least 24 credit hours per year and maintain a cumulative Clemson GPA of at least 3.0 or as otherwise specified. Recruiting scholarships are four-year scholarships awarded to entering freshmen.
  • University restricted scholarship recipients are required to pass at least 24 credit hours per year and maintain a cumulative Clemson GPA of at least 2.5 or as otherwise specified. Restricted scholarships are scholarships awarded annually to upperclassmen or freshmen.
  • Palmetto Fellows Scholarship recipients must complete at least 30 earned credit hours each year and maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 Clemson GPA. After eight semesters from the date of initial college enrollment, you are ineligible for Palmetto Fellows Scholarship renewal.
  • LIFE Scholarship recipients must complete an average of 30 earned credit hours per year and maintain a minimum 3.0 LIFE (all-college) GPA as defined by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. After eight semesters from the date of initial college enrollment, you are ineligible for LIFE Scholarship renewal.

By accepting a scholarship award, you are authorizing Clemson University to release information about you and your scholarship to the media, the donor and University officials.

Certain programs require you to meet specific eligibility requirements. Should you be deemed ineligible due to failure to meet certain eligibility requirements, your financial aid will be withdrawn. Restrictions concerning specific programs should be reviewed under Types of Aid. Messages associated with certain programs will be listed on the Terms and Conditions tab under the Financial Aid menu in the iROAR portal for any awards you have been offered. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions includes acknowledgement of messages linked to specific programs.

Renewal for Clemson and State Scholarships is based on your GPA and your earned credit hours. Academic Forgiveness can improve your GPA while reducing your credit hours, so you must be aware of all consequences before requesting that a grade be forgiven. Please speak with the Office of Student Financial Aid if you have questions about how Academic Forgiveness may affect your scholarship eligibility. If you are seeking to regain a scholarship for an upcoming academic year, you must submit the Request for Academic Forgiveness form to 104 Sikes Hall before the first day of class of the fall semester.

You must re-apply for federal aid annually by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA). Application procedures and deadlines are outlined under Applying for Aid.

Necessary Action

You must acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions as well as the Award Messages as specified on the Terms and Conditions tab under the Financial Aid menu in the iROAR portal. Failure to accept the terms and conditions and Award Messages will prevent you from accepting your financial aid awards.

You must notify Clemson University of any outside aid by listing your scholarships on the Resources/Additional Information tab under the Financial Aid menu in the iROAR portal or by emailing finaid@clemson.edu.

You must notify Clemson University of any changes to your full-time enrollment by adding comments on the Accept Award Offer tab under the Financial Aid menu in the iROAR portal or by emailing finaid@clemson.edu.

Acceptance of this aid does not satisfy payment of University fees. You must follow all billing instructions from the Office of Student Financial Services to prevent the cancellation of your classes.

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