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College of Charleston Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,855 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$70 tuition
$11,043 on campus room & board
$1,186 books and supplies
$10,556 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$39,319 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$70 tuition
$11,043 on campus room & board
$1,186 books and supplies
$27,020 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,765 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
75% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($4,476 avg)
49% get state aid ($5,307 avg)
35% get institn'l aid ($5,765 avg)
43% get loans ($6,771 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.16% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.35% 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 $8,867 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,476 20%
Pell Grants $4,309 20%
Other Federal Grants $1,161 5%
Institution Grant Aid $5,765 35%
State Grant Aid $5,307 49%
Student Loans $6,771 43%
Federal Loans $5,608 42%
Other Loans $13,700 4%

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 $426
Out of State $1,112


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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