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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

Annual Aid Awarded
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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $434
Out of State $1,172


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 4
  • Adia from Conway, SC
  • May-03-2015 I am a current student here

    Coming here was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. It's a little pricey even for in-state students but it is so worth it. The Wifi is terrible though.

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  • 5
  • Julia from South Carolina
  • Jan-05-2015 I am a current student here

    I visited over 50 schools and considered countless more, from small liberal arts colleges in the Northeast, to large public schools on the West Coast, to SEC schools. I know I truly made the right decision coming here and hope that anyone considering coming to the University of South Carolina will visit and take a walk around the Horseshoe. The financial aid office will help out more than you know. I come from a high income, upper middle class family and qualified for no financial aid. However, my parents weren't able to pay much of my tuition, due to medical bills for my grandmother. I talked with the financial aid office one day and they helped me by giving me multiple resources through the scholarships available, career center appointments for help with job searches, and even study abroad advice. Study abroad gets you in-state tuition for the time spent away, so it costs no more than a regular semester.

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