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College of Charleston Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,546 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$70 tuition
$10,461 on campus room & board
$1,167 books
$9,848 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$36,932 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$70 tuition
$10,461 on campus room & board
$1,167 books
$25,234 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,730 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
74% of students receive aid
21% get federal aid ($4,369 avg)
48% get state aid ($5,124 avg)
31% get institn'l aid ($6,730 avg)
46% get loans ($6,326 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.71% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.02% 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 $8,767 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,369 21%
Pell Grants $4,222 21%
Other Federal Grants $1,589 2%
Institution Grant Aid $6,730 31%
State Grant Aid $5,124 48%
Student Loans $6,326 46%
Federal Loans $5,389 45%
Other Loans $12,336 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does College of Charleston offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
66 George St
Charleston, SC 29424-0001
(843) 953-5500
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $413
Out of State $1,054


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Laura from Charleston, SC
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Charleston is comparitively not as expensive as many other public schools, and I think it's a no brainer.

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  • Anonymous
  • Feb-09-2014 I am a current student here

    For an instate student I feel like you really get your bang for the buck but out of state is paying a lot of money for the college.

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  • Kaitlyn from Fort Mill, SC
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Its a super pricey school and they sometimes cheat you on the money, but its helpful to know other websites for buying books and sometimes you can find an apartment for less than housing. It all depends on the way you live and what you use.

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