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Francis Marion University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,147 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,880 tuition
$7,716 on campus room & board
$1,003 books and supplies
$548 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$29,027 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,760 tuition
$7,716 on campus room & board
$1,003 books and supplies
$548 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,635 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
64% get federal aid ($4,814 avg)
91% get state aid ($4,362 avg)
28% get institn'l aid ($4,635 avg)
91% get loans ($5,389 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 3.41% 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 $8,504 98%
Federal Grant Aid $4,814 64%
Pell Grants $4,731 64%
Other Federal Grants $604 9%
Institution Grant Aid $4,635 28%
State Grant Aid $4,362 91%
Student Loans $5,389 91%
Federal Loans $5,297 91%
Other Loans $3,856 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Francis Marion University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29506
(843) 661-1362
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $494
Out of State $988


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Breanna from McConnells, SC
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    FMU's tuition is one of the lowest in the state of SC. That should not reflect to students that they are sacrificing any quality. Great programs, great staff, great experience.

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  • 5
  • Monique from Darlington, SC
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Francis Marion University is known as one the best universities in the South as well as one of the cheapest. However, rememeber that financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans are indeed important. Apply, apply, apply. FMU doesn't try to empty out your pockets like most great universities.

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  • 5
  • Jacob from South Carolina
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Great education for a great price--especially if you are commuting to the school. I like being able to know my professors, most of which are just as eager and willing to meet you. After a month of classes, all of my professors knew my name and knew how I was doing in their classes without me stepping foot into their office (my largest class being 96 students). It's a unique experience, and I definitely hope to earn some great letters of recommendation (from some very friendly, competent instructors) because of this.

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  • 5
  • Rebekah from Newport News, VA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    FMU's tuition is seriously low for all the opportunities you have. There are tons of trips you can go on (mostly for free), clubs, events and activities you can participate in. Classes are great; your time will be taken with schoolwork but when you're free there's a good bit to do. In addition to all there is to participate in, FMU grants in state tuition to students who get $500+ in academic scholarships.

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