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South Carolina Teacher's Loan/Career Changers Loan

Available to South Carolina residents only, the South Carolina Teacher’s Loan / Career Changers Loan program provides funding to students who teach in South Carolina in critical subject areas or critical geographic areas.

Application Process

You must apply to receive funding each academic year. Applications are usually available for the next academic year at by late February or early March. The academic year that you are applying for should display on the first page of the application.

At the request of the SC Student Loan Corporation, we are accepting electronic applications only. After you complete the online application, save it as a PDF file and password protect it. Email it to Beneisha Johnson ( ), sending the password in a second email.

After we verify your application information, the Gamecock EdQuarters staff will send the form to the Financial Aid office. You will hear if you have received any funding after Financial Aid and the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation complete their processing.



Freshmen may be eligible for the loan without meeting the Praxis Core requirement. To be eligible after the Freshman year, students must meet the Praxis Core requirement by exemption or passing all sections of the exam.

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