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College of Charleston Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$25,012 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$70 tuition
$12,048 on campus room & board
$1,159 books and supplies
$11,735 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$43,170 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$70 tuition
$12,048 on campus room & board
$1,159 books and supplies
$29,893 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,278 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
76% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($4,563 avg)
55% get state aid ($5,097 avg)
34% get institn'l aid ($6,278 avg)
43% get loans ($6,707 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.57% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.42% 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 $8,834 66%
Federal Grant Aid $4,563 20%
Pell Grants $4,361 20%
Other Federal Grants $887 5%
Institution Grant Aid $6,278 34%
State Grant Aid $5,097 55%
Student Loans $6,707 43%
Federal Loans $5,657 42%
Other Loans $14,775 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 $474
Out of State $1,231


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Barron from North Charleston, SC
  • Oct-11-2016 I am a current student here

    On Monday nights Marco's pizza will be half off for students that live in specific dorm buildings. Certain restaurants around the area offer deals for students that allow for discounted or even free food.

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  • 4
  • Ethan from Anthem, AZ
  • Aug-04-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I think the school is a great value for out of state. It has something like 30% out of state kids too, so more diversity than the usual state school.

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  • 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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