Financial Well Being

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Office of Student Financial Literacy

The Medical University of South Carolina is dedicated to providing students with a better understanding of their finances. To achieve this goal, MUSC has created the Office of Student Financial Literacy. The office is devoted to helping students chase their dreams of becoming healthcare leaders while equipping them with the tools they need to reduce the amount of debt taken on while at the university. Visit the MUSC Office of Student Financial Literacy today to learn how the office can help you!

Student Health Insurance

MUSC’s school sponsored health insurance administered by Academic HealthPlans (AHP) and underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. MUSC requires all students to maintain health insurance as a condition of enrollment. You are encouraged to choose an insurance plan that best meets your needs. Please visit the Student Health Insurance Plan website for more information and deadlines for enrollment/waiving.

Each year, a representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina visits campus and hosts a presentation and discussion of the plan. The recording of the most recent presentation can be accessed below.

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Student Health Insurance Presentation and Discussion - MUSC Net ID Login Required

For additional information on the Student Health Insurance Plan, please refer to the Student Health Plan Summary of Benefits (PDF) or contact MUSC Student Health Insurance Website. We encourage all students on the plan to setup an account on My Health Toolkit through There is an app students can also put on their smartphone which will give them access to a digital ID card for their BCBS policy.

More sessions to be announced soon; check back periodically on this site for upcoming sessions or be on the lookout for session announcements on Student Broadcast! 

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MUSC Off-Campus Housing Services

MUSC Off-Campus Housing services can save you both time and money when looking for your home away from home. MUSC students, faculty, and staff can access current listings of rentals, sales, and roommates. The site also contains several useful resources regarding living in the greater Charleston area. As a member of the MUSC family, you have the ability to advertise one rental listing per year at no cost to you (normally $50 per year). 

Please visit the MUSC Off-Campus Housing website for more information and to create your account today!  

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Tips on Paying for Med School

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In this article, "5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Premed About How to Pay for Med School," Dr. Keith suggests some great resources and tips to consider including useful budgeting tools to help making the most with managing the costs of education.

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Financial Literacy Interest Group

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The Financial Literacy Interest Group is a great resource for MUSC students from all colleges and programs to learn more about financial topics from the student perspective. They have a volume of articles that cover a variety of topics including: financial independence, student loan management, basic investing, budgeting, insurance, and retirement planning. 

MUSC is not sponsored by or affiliated with the authors of any articles and does not endorse any of the strategies or organizations listed. The opinions and views herein are recommended solely for educational purposes by MUSC students.

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Check Out MUSC Student Discounts

There are several student discounts to take advantage of in the Charleston Area both general student discounts that all college students are eligible for as well as some that are specifically created for MUSC students. Below is a list of current student discounts; a website to host these and future discounts is in the works.

If you have a suggestion for a student discount or know of one to promote, let us know, and we will reach out to the company/organization to inquire about the creation of one.

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MUSC Member Perks Program

Click to join the Medical University of South Carolina Member Perks Program!

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Student/Alumni Hotel Discounts

Click to learn more about hotel discounts for MUSC students and alumni.

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Additional Local Discounts:

Nature Adventure Outfitters on Shem Creek

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Nature Adventures Outfitters on Shem Creek for kayak and paddleboard rentals!

Present your MUSC Student ID when you pay and you will receive:

  • Single Kayak Rental for up to 4 hours (normally $40) for only $30.
  • Tandem Kayak Rental for up to 4 hours (normally $50) for only $40.
  • Paddleboard Rental for up to 3 hours (normally $35) for only $25.

For more information on the location and rental availability, please visit the Nature Adventure website.

Note: It is advisable to make reservations for all equipment by calling 843-568-3222, but walk-ups are also welcome.

Hair Salons

302B King Street Charleston, SC 29401

Discount: 10% off on all services for staff (MUSC, MUHA & UMA) and volunteers | 20% off on all services for Students

Appointment must be with stylist Carol Hammond and you must have an MUSC badge. Call 843-853-0505

125 Cannon Street , Charleston, SC

Discount: 10% off any service

Book online or call 843-577-7595



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Discount: 10% discount on most Apple products specifically discounted for teachers and students of the Medical University of SC.

This offer does not apply to all staff. Only the ones involved in the educational side.

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