Why South Carolina Student Loan?

Go Local

Our advisers are based right here in South Carolina, and our loans are exclusively for South Carolina students and parents as well as out-of-state students attending South Carolina schools. We are out in the community, meeting with parents, hosting events at high schools and visiting college campuses.

Borrow Less

Our approach is different. We want you to borrow less, because there’s no reason to borrow more money than you need. We help you go after scholarships, understand how financial aid works, and make smart borrowing decisions.   

Knowledge is Power

We believe planning leads to saving, which is why we show you how to navigate the process, and we give you financial aid insights, scholarship search tools, and college planning calculators to use along the way. Furthering your education is an important investment, and we want you to get a great return on it.

Your Success is Our End Goal®

We've been helping South Carolina students achieve their goals for over 40 years. We believe expanding your educational experiences will open doors and put you on an exciting path. We’re proud to support you along the way. 

Mission, Vision & Purpose

Mission Statement

To provide programs of financial assistance to eligible students to pursue their educational goals and become workforce ready.  


To be recognized for educational financial aid advisory services and as a trusted financial aid provider.


Contributing to a healthy and vibrant workforce through accessible education.



Breaking down economic barriers to education access is at the heart of what we do, whether through student loans, BOLDTM Career Pathways, or awarding grants to outstanding SC organizations preparing the next generation of talent. We believe equipping students for the future strengthens our workforce, our communities, and our state.

In 2019, South Carolina Student Loan Corporation (SCSLC) established our philanthropy, Power:Ed, launching a grantmaking program aimed at assisting first-generation students residing in rural and underserved regions of the state, particularly individuals from marginalized populations. Our efforts also extend to supporting workforce development, promoting equity, and driving systemic transformation for the betterment of all South Carolinians. To date, Power:Ed has awarded 73 grants totaling over $3.3M and has impacted an estimated 100,000+ South Carolinians through its grantmaking. 


We offer families and school leaders trustworthy, transparent, and personalized service because we're truly invested in you and our state.

CORE Values: R.I.G.H.T.

R- Respect

I- Integrity

G- Great Service

H- High Value for Employees and Customers

T- Transparency and Teamwork