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College of Charleston Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,546 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$70 tuition
$10,461 on campus room & board
$1,167 books
$9,848 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$36,932 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$70 tuition
$10,461 on campus room & board
$1,167 books
$25,234 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,730 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
74% of students receive aid
21% get federal aid ($4,369 avg)
48% get state aid ($5,124 avg)
31% get institn'l aid ($6,730 avg)
46% get loans ($6,326 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.71% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.02% 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 $8,767 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,369 21%
Pell Grants $4,222 21%
Other Federal Grants $1,589 2%
Institution Grant Aid $6,730 31%
State Grant Aid $5,124 48%
Student Loans $6,326 46%
Federal Loans $5,389 45%
Other Loans $12,336 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 $413
Out of State $1,054


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 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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