To-Do Checklists

These checklists are designed to help students and parents complete all the necessary steps for the types of aid they are considering. The checklist items are in an approximate chronological order, although numerous items can be done at the same time.

Since every student is different, all students should monitor their College of Charleston email for communication about additional requirements that may not be listed here:

Types of Financial Aid To-do checklists:

Federal Pell Grant

Institutional Scholarship

State Scholarship

Federal Work Study


Student Loan

For more information you may also want to visit Federal Student Aid checklists for Academic and Financial Preparation which includes checklists with the steps you can take to help your (or your child’s) chances of getting into—and being able to afford—the school of your choice.