Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Department Contact

1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Office Hours
Monday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Friday Closed

Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships of Benedict College. We recognize that a college education is a significant financial undertaking, and we want to assist you in finding the right combination of resources to enable you to study at Benedict. Our Financial Aid Office is well staffed and provides expert advice to students and parents or guardians on the best way of financing the entire four-year program at Benedict. The college also maintains a Student Financial Counseling Service that offers advice on budgeting and loan management. The Financial Aid Office is located in Bacoats Hall. We welcome consultations with students and parents.

Financial aid consists of three basic types: federal, state, and institutional aid. To be eligible for any type of institutional aid, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of credit. (Some federal aid is available to those registered for less than a full load.) Institutional aid is limited to a maximum of 128 hours of graduation-credit work attempted; developmental courses give institutional (non-graduation) credit only and may be covered on a one-time basis, as well.

In federally-funded student aid programs, adjustments will be made to comply with any new regulations.

Financial Aid Eligibility
Timeline: As soon as possible after October 1
To apply for financial aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Scholarship Opportunities

Priority Deadline: May 1

Explore ways to finance your college education that you don’t have to pay back. We offer a range of scholarship opportunities at Benedict College.

Types of Financial Aid

Contact Us

Mrs. Monique Rickenbaker, Director for Financial Aid
Ms. Ashley Pickett, Assistant Director for Financial Aid

(803) 705-4418 | (803) 705-6629 (Fax)

Please adhere to the below alphabetical assignments and office hours for Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Name Email Phone
Dana Quattlebaum (A-Hi) 803-705-4619
Ashley Pickett (Ho-Mc, T-Z) 803-705-4337
Dominique Green (Me-S) 803-705-3248

Office Hours

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday Closed


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