Coastal Carolina University
Conway, 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.
$16,368
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,918
$30k - $48k
$14,542
$48k - $75k
$17,244
$75k - $110k
$19,720
$110k+
$20,261
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.
$11,716
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.
$26,828
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.
$6,922
Books and Supplies
$3,850
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@coastal.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
46%
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.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,627
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.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,570
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,682
Students receiving state aid
48%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,804
Students receiving federal aid
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,570
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.
$16,751,884
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$19,912,679

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.
72%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,423
Students receiving federal loans
72%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,710
Average Other Loans Per Year
$17,526
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.
$14,000
Loan Default Rate
8%
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.
$266

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
Tuition is very comparable to other local colleges.
Kelsey from Mullins, SC
Coastal Carolina isn't expensive is said to be one of the top 100 colleges in America, ranking in the top 15%; it is also regarded as one of the best college buys, which means quality education for not too much.
Mark from Charleston, SC
I would not choose any other school to go to, even if it were cheaper. Almost every class feels well worth it. Coastal isn't perfect, but it is close.
Caroline
The advisement staff at CCU is nothing shy of stellar. They advise over a thousand students, but do their absolute best to get to know you on a personal level. You will feel really comfortable with the advisors at CCU, they try to do their job with one goal in mind to allow you to get your degree earlier or definately on time.
Davon from Charleston, SC
Coastal Carolina is a very expensive school if your coming out of state, but it is worth it. The education and experience you receive is great.
Demarko from Goose Creek, SC
Coastal is great for the price, I am a Computer Science major and there is always something going one for us. We have independent and group personal projects pretty much all year round.
Charles from Sanford, NC
Even though Coastal is a little on the expensive side, i feel as if i have gotten everything i need for the price i am paying.
Jenna from Centreville, VA
Location.
daniela from Conway, SC