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University of South Carolina-Columbia Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,177 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,054 tuition
$9,700 on campus room & board
$1,023 books and supplies
$400 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$41,605 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$30,482 tuition
$9,700 on campus room & board
$1,023 books and supplies
$400 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,202 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($4,664 avg)
48% get state aid ($5,331 avg)
59% get institn'l aid ($3,202 avg)
45% get loans ($8,048 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.94% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.68% 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 $6,127 86%
Federal Grant Aid $4,664 18%
Pell Grants $4,432 17%
Other Federal Grants $1,448 3%
Institution Grant Aid $3,202 59%
State Grant Aid $5,331 48%
Student Loans $8,048 45%
Federal Loans $5,439 44%
Other Loans $14,474 9%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of South Carolina-Columbia offer...
Other Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
512 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-7000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $477
Out of State $1,287


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • GamecoxAnonymous
  • I am a current student here

    The University of South Carolina is truly one of the best destinations for open-minded students. With young academics hailing from all parts of the nation,

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  • 5
  • Sam - Reading, PA
  • I am a current student here

    As an out of state student I got by far more scholarship money here then anywhere else. I would recommend not ruling this school out for the price tag until you find out how much you’ll be paying

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    usc is really good about scholarships, but they fall a bit flat on financial aid. i'm lower middle class and my parents can't contribute, so i expected to get a lot more money. with the loans i was eligible for, i was about $6,000 short. outside scholarships helped me a lot.

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