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South Carolina State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,562 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,906 tuition
$9,286 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$870 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$29,696 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,040 tuition
$9,286 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$870 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$10,003 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
79% get federal aid ($4,835 avg)
46% get state aid ($3,606 avg)
23% get institn'l aid ($10,003 avg)
89% get loans ($7,841 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.21% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.69% 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 $8,727 89%
Federal Grant Aid $4,835 79%
Pell Grants $4,577 79%
Other Federal Grants $997 21%
Institution Grant Aid $10,003 23%
State Grant Aid $3,606 46%
Student Loans $7,841 89%
Federal Loans $7,427 88%
Other Loans $8,308 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: May 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: July 1
Does South Carolina State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
300 College St NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117-0001
(803) 536-7000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $407
Out of State $788


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Jessica from Charlotte, NC
  • Sep-15-2015 I am a current student here

    The community has a lot of pride and support for this school My love for this school grew immediately from freshman week (we had amazing Student Orientation Leaders (SOL's) I feel safe Upperclassmen are fun, inviting, helpful, and cool I never feel alone Always something to do Great administration I have fun and get a great education I learn something new everyday

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  • 5
  • Regina from Orangeburg, SC
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The nursing program is a wonderful program. Many of our programs comes with internships to help better your knowledge in your specific field of study.

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  • 5
  • Cydney from Lithonia, GA
  • Jul-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Overall, this institution is worth the money. The quality education that one will receive, the experiences one will have

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  • 4
  • Tradia from Columbia, SC
  • Jun-13-2013 I am a current student here

    South Carolina State University is a great HBCU. the University is designed to help build African American students up and help lead them to greatness. the University has plenty of fun activities for students to get involved in. the faculty and staff listens to the students. the South Carolina State University, the students come first.

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