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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$31,240 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,400 tuition
$8,400 on campus room & board
$1,400 books
$40 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$31,240 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,400 tuition
$8,400 on campus room & board
$1,400 books
$40 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,020 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
54% get federal aid ($5,216 avg)
72% get state aid ($5,373 avg)
98% get institn'l aid ($9,020 avg)
77% get loans ($6,320 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.61% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.61% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $15,640 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,216 54%
Pell Grants $4,240 54%
Other Federal Grants $1,084 49%
Institution Grant Aid $9,020 98%
State Grant Aid $5,373 72%
Student Loans $6,320 77%
Federal Loans $5,907 76%
Other Loans $7,098 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
9200 University Blvd
Charleston, SC 29406-9121
(843) 863-7000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $470
Out of State $470


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    It is expensive since it is a private school but the education is worth it. I feel that it will pay off in the end.

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  • Taylor from GUYTON, GA
  • May-24-2013 I am a current student here

    I dont mind paying a lot of money for school, but CSU is NOT worth the money you have to pay to attend. Also, there is NO HEALTH CENTER ON CAMPUS. You have to go across the street to the hospital if you want help for any sort of medical need. No matter how big or small.

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  • Ursula from Anderson, SC
  • Jan-28-2013 I am a current student here

    CSU is expensive, but the financial aid office really tries to work with you to get you the help you need. I believe that if you can get the education for the right price, it's a wonderful place to spend four years!

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