Financial Aid and Scholarships

Office of Student Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn more about Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), loans, and financial aid resources.

Office of Financial Literacy

The Medical University of South Carolina is dedicated to providing students with a better understanding of their finances. The Office of Financial Literacy is devoted to helping you chase your dream of becoming a healthcare leader while equipping you with the tools you need to reduce the amount of debt taken on while at the university.

Scholarship Opportunities

To be eligible, admitted students must have a completed FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Students are selected for scholarships based on financial need, academic performance, and scholarship criteria. Please contact: Student Services


SOARS (Scholarship Opportunity Awards Resource System) is MUSC’s new centralized online award management system available to students from all six colleges. SOARS offers students a streamlined approach to applying for scholarships. Learn More

Medical University Women's Club Scholarship

The Medical University Women’s Club (MUWC) offers annual scholarships to deserving MUSC students from the six MUSC colleges. All full-time students in their second or subsequent years from any of the six MUSC colleges are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Additional Scholarship Information

Small scholarships are generously given by the College’s Alumni Association; students should check with their own professional organizations for funding opportunities. Depending on funding, federal loan forgiveness programs are sometimes available for full-time (9 credits in fall/spring, 7 credits in summer) students who teach in schools of nursing upon receipt of their degree. Small awards are available to support dissertation research through the College of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International chapters, and through the American Nurses Foundation Awards given through the regional research organizations (SNRS, ENRS, MNRS, WIN).

External Nursing Program Scholarships

External scholarships are awards that require a separate application process. Generally, the organization offering the scholarship notifies the College of Nursing of their award and the application process. Many of these awards require that the applicant submit a personal statement, academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Students are notified of these scholarship opportunities through campus e-mail.