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Charleston Southern University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$35,140 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,100 tuition
$9,600 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
$40 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$35,140 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,100 tuition
$9,600 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
$40 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$12,954 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($4,656 avg)
76% get state aid ($6,740 avg)
98% get institn'l aid ($12,954 avg)
66% get loans ($6,235 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.00% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.00% 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 $20,311 99%
Federal Grant Aid $4,656 46%
Pell Grants $4,489 46%
Other Federal Grants $894 9%
Institution Grant Aid $12,954 98%
State Grant Aid $6,740 76%
Student Loans $6,235 66%
Federal Loans $5,578 66%
Other Loans $9,977 4%

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
  • 1
  • IG - West Columbia, SC
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    I do not believe we are getting our bang for the buck here. With all the money we pay for tuition and room and board all the additional fees are unnecessary and also having to pay a $100 deposit to confirm rooms every semester is ridiculous it should already be included . The campus does not offer all that it should for the amount we pay. With all the money they bring in things should be a whole lot nicer and bigger around campus.

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  • 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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