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University of South Carolina-Columbia Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,719 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,416 tuition
$8,909 on campus room & board
$994 books and supplies
$400 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$38,431 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,128 tuition
$8,909 on campus room & board
$994 books and supplies
$400 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,036 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($4,472 avg)
53% get state aid ($5,280 avg)
63% get institn'l aid ($4,036 avg)
47% get loans ($7,000 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.39% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.00% 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

$28,514,279
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,261 86%
Federal Grant Aid $4,472 19%
Pell Grants $4,232 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,759 3%
Institution Grant Aid $4,036 63%
State Grant Aid $5,280 53%
Student Loans $7,000 47%
Federal Loans $5,541 46%
Other Loans $11,731 6%

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
http://www.sc.edu/financialaid/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $434
Out of State $1,172

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Cassandra from Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Jan-04-2016 I am a current student here

    I am an in-state student and with scholarships, I am almost going for free. The only things I pay for are rent and food. I live off campus now too which is a lot cheaper than on campus. Overall, I'd say I a getting my money's worth!

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  • 4
  • Sydney from Greater Atlanta, GA
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Higher tuition rates than some schools, but there are SEVERAL scholarship opportunities to be taken advantage of if you apply to things early. As a student you also get to see how a lot of your tuition dollars go back to you outside of the classroom. Several amenities, several events going on weekly put on by the school, and there are also almost always freebies on campus. Good return on investment because there are also constant networking opportunities. Several top employers are flown in to recruit at job fairs throughout the year.

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  • 4
  • Ashley from Ninety Six, SC
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    They have organizations giving out free things often. And the school in general is always very clean and nice. So, for a big university it's price are pretty good.

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