If you have documents listed as “Incomplete” in the Document Tracking Section of your SMC Student Portal, click on the appropriate document name below for a description and further information on what you may need to complete or submit. Those documents are needed in order to complete your financial aid process. Once you’ve reviewed the documents, if you have further questions, feel free to contact the SMC Office of Financial Aid.
Students who complete all requirements for high school graduation prior to the official graduation date in May/June may be eligible to receive the LIFE Scholarship or Lottery Tuition Assistance. Students must submit two items to the Office of Financial Aid before the start of the spring semester: 1. A final official high school transcript, 2. A letter on school letterhead signed by the principal or guidance counselor stating that the student has completed all of the SC graduation requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that all required documentation is submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. Information on required documentation can be found on https://www.che.sc.gov/Students,FamiliesMilitary/StudentAppeals.aspx.
Indicates the status of a Federal Parent Loan (PLUS) application. A PLUS Application is the first document that must be completed to determine if a parent is eligible to borrow PLUS funds. This can be completed online at www.studentloans.gov. The parent will sign in using his/her Federal Student Aid ID.
You and/or your parents have indicated that you “will file but have not yet completed” your income tax return. Once you and/or your parents have filed your tax returns with the IRS, please change the response to this/these question/questions to “have completed”. Your financial aid will remain incomplete until the “will file” status is amended.
If you have further questions regarding any of the documents you see in your SMC Student Portal, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 864-587-4000 or 1-800-772-7286.
Most paper documents may be submitted by e-mailing email@example.com, by fax to 864-587-4382, or by mail to:
Spartanburg Methodist College
Office of Financial Aid
1000 Powell Mill Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301