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Charleston Southern University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$32,140 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,050 tuition
$8,650 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
$40 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$32,140 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,050 tuition
$8,650 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
$40 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,733 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($4,460 avg)
75% get state aid ($5,984 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($9,733 avg)
78% get loans ($7,299 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.63% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.63% 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 $16,194 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,460 46%
Pell Grants $4,147 45%
Other Federal Grants $1,100 19%
Institution Grant Aid $9,733 99%
State Grant Aid $5,984 75%
Student Loans $7,299 78%
Federal Loans $6,487 77%
Other Loans $9,363 7%

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
  • 2
  • anonymous
  • Nov-27-2016 I am a current student here

    There are scholarships available, but the price I pay to go here isn't quite worth the experience I'm getting out.

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  • 5
  • smith
  • Apr-06-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    very good professors that help with financial aid

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  • 4
  • Brittani from Rock Hill, SC
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    CSU is expensive, but they offer university scholarships which help a lot! It is totally worth the money spent for the awesome education and the campus life.

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  • 4
  • Bethany from Saint Marys, GA
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    For the most part, CSU provides a good education for the tuition. Some dorms are in the process of being remodeled, which provides a more pleasant on-campus living experience for the amount of tuition.

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  • 1
  • Lauren from Blythewood, SC
  • Nov-18-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    While they give out scholarships like no one's business it costs so much that it all you're really looking for is a renewable full-ride to this school.

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