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.