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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

$6,519 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
73% of students receive aid
21% get federal aid ($4,945 avg)
48% get state aid ($5,340 avg)
29% get institn'l aid ($6,519 avg)
43% get loans ($6,234 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 $8,778 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,945 21%
Pell Grants $4,131 20%
Other Federal Grants $996 20%
Institution Grant Aid $6,519 29%
State Grant Aid $5,340 48%
Student Loans $6,234 43%
Federal Loans $5,482 42%
Other Loans $13,678 3%

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
  • 3
  • 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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  • Courtney living in Charleston,SC
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    I pay 35,000 a year, out of state to attend the College of Charleston. Is it a bang for my buck? In my opinion, yes it is. If I had not attended College of Charleston, I would probably be commuting to Seton Hall University, which is 18,000 dollars more per year. I do not mind the hefty college fees though. Every semester during finals, the college provides many services to relieve the stress, called The Cougar Countdown. They do everything from moonlit pancake breakfasts to puppies behind the library. The college also has a lot of cool events and opportunities including: endless study abroad options, Georgestock (a live concert in the center of campus), hundreds of clubs, and the list can go on.

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