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Student Services

Technical Support

As a USC Aiken student, you must set up several access accounts right away. You'll use these on a daily basis as you prepare for the start of classes—and throughout your program. These include your USC Aiken email, Self Service Carolina (SSC), Multifactor authentication (MFA), and Blackboard.

  • you will log into SSC for administrative tasks such as registration, financial aid, and grades. SSC is also where you'll set up your USC Network account, which is used to log into Blackboard (for online courses).
  • as soon as you've set up SSC, you'll need to setup MFA. This additional layer of security helps protect your sensitive private and financial information. The first time you use an application that requires multifactor authentication, you will be led through a process to associate your mobile device with your account. To ensure you don't run into issues at an inconvenient time, we suggest setting up MFA now.
  • you will do all of your online course work on Blackboard. Log into Blackboard using your USC Network username and password.

If you have problems or questions, contact the Help Desk at 803-641-3391 or Help Desk hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Help Desk is closed on weekends and campus holidays.


USC Aiken online students have access to the vast resources within the Gregg-Graniteville Library, which strives to provide the academic community with the information required for intellectual, professional and personal development.

For assistance with access to library materials, visit or call 803-641-6808. You can also fill out an online form with reference questions for a librarian.

Military and Veterans Resources

The Veteran and Military Student Success Center, or VMSSC, is just that: a center for your education and transition success. Staff at the center can answer questions that relate to your service, benefits, education and career choices.

Contact the center to receive information about VA benefits, DoD Tuition Assistance, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, paperwork requirements, transfer credits, and other services specifically for military veterans, active or reserve service members and their families. Call 803-643-6767 or email

Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2017

USC Aiken has been named among the "Best for Vets: Colleges 2017" by Military Times

Graduation Information

Students wishing to receive a degree from the University of South Carolina Aiken must use the online degree application on Self Service Carolina (SSC). The online application will not be available after the posted deadline. Failure to apply for graduation by the deadline will delay your application until another term. All diplomas will be mailed.

View more information about graduation procedures for online students

Disability Services

The Disability Services Office at USC Aiken assists students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities in their college experience through an integration of on-campus services. The primary concern is to make all USC Aiken programs and services accessible. Assistance begins during the admission process and ends when a student graduates. Throughout the university experience, campus wide services are coordinated to meet the needs of students.

Students may call the Disability Services Office at (803) 643-6815, visit the Office in Room 134 of the Business and Education Building, or email the Coordinator at

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