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University of South Carolina-Columbia Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,925 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,088 tuition
$8,459 on campus room & board
$978 books
$400 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$37,081 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$27,244 tuition
$8,459 on campus room & board
$978 books
$400 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,069 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($4,415 avg)
55% get state aid ($5,159 avg)
63% get institn'l aid ($4,069 avg)
47% get loans ($6,698 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.64% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.22% 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 $7,220 87%
Federal Grant Aid $4,415 20%
Pell Grants $4,160 20%
Other Federal Grants $1,546 4%
Institution Grant Aid $4,069 63%
State Grant Aid $5,159 55%
Student Loans $6,698 47%
Federal Loans $5,368 47%
Other Loans $11,361 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of South Carolina-Columbia offer...
Other Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
512 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-7000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $421
Out of State $1,136


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Anon.
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Being out-of-state, USC is very pricy. I'm sure to be in loads of debt after grad school.... Although the experiences will probably be worth it!

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  • Casey
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    If you live out of state, it is actually pretty common to receive instate tuition, which helped me a lot. I'm not paying a lot to go to school here and you always get free stuff, both at sporting events, or just around campus. I highly suggested joining MyCarolina because you get a lot of free t-shirts.

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