Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$17,935
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,353
$30k - $48k
$12,626
$48k - $75k
$14,120
$75k - $110k
$21,443
$110k+
$23,190
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,516
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$34,988
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,904
Books and Supplies
$7,950
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: financial_aid@citadel.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
53%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
23%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,281
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,531
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,364
Students receiving state aid
49%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,530
Students receiving federal aid
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,531
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$3,075,605
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$9,738,734

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$12,362
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,498
Average Other Loans Per Year
$23,861
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,959
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$239

What Students Are Saying

3.69 Average Rating
Best value college in the south. Also the number one public college in the south for the past 5 years.
george from Athens, GA
As a freshman you may not truly see it but in the long-term you will
Citadel Cadet
The Citadel does a good job of lining up jobs for students who graduate from here.
Miles from Mount Pleasant, SC
Upon graduation from The Citadel, you become part of a network of alumni that support each other and are able to help you with anything such as helping you start your career.
Frederick from Charleston, SC
The Citadel was recently ranked as the number 1 public college in the South and put education as their main priority. The professors, staff and Academic Support Center are interested in helping students and have been available to me anytime I've asked for assistance.
Citadel Knob
Freshman year can definitely hit a family hard—especially out-of-state tuition and uniform fees. However, in the long term it is all worth it because of the successful graduation rate in four years. I think the number is between 70-75%. With other schools, the majority of students end up attending another year or two which can tip the balance when it comes to costs.
Female Knob
The Citadel is not cheap, but as far as universities go, the experience is one of a kind, and if you ake it the full four years and get that ring, you will never walk alone.
Matt
While the Citadel is expensive, it rewards its students with many tools and opportunities to help them in life.
Ben from Charleston, SC, SC
Great experiences
Wyatt from Decatur, IL

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