Francis Marion University
Florence, 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.
$12,619
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,726
$30k - $48k
$10,951
$48k - $75k
$14,625
$75k - $110k
$16,401
$110k+
$17,787
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.
$11,160
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.
$21,544
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.
$8,211
Books and Supplies
$1,030
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
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.
54%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,296
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.
54%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,840
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,709
Students receiving state aid
92%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,440
Students receiving federal aid
59%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,840
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.
$367,531
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,747,489

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.
88%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,716
Students receiving federal loans
88%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,492
Average Other Loans Per Year
$5,330
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.
$18,346
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$330

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
FMU is very affordable
Julian from Darlington, SC
Francis Marion University has one of the most affordable tuitions in South Carolina. There are a lot of opportunities to save money at local restaurants and stores just by presenting your Francis Marion student ID.
Olivia from Barnwell, SC
great college tuition
Kiara from Lake View, SC
Francis Marion University's tuition costs are great compared to other schools! Absolutely amazing! It has the cheapest tuition cost of any other university in South Carolina. Normally I would think it costs more because I just can not believe that a place so warm and inviting with tons of greatness could be at such a price! At first I thought No way! This is a scam! But I was wrong. Francis Marion University really is just that good and at that good of a price for tuition.
L'Ariel from Hartsville, SC
Francis Marion University is a smaller university which makes it cost less than the other huge universities. $$$$$$ :)
Kris from MT Pleasant, SC
cheapest school in the state of south carolina. you get your money's worth, and your pockets won't be empty.
Shunia from Columbia, SC
This is the cheapest school in SC. You can not get any more bang for your buck here.
Austin from Myrtle Beach, SC
There are a lot of activities that you can participate in
De'aundrice from Ridgeway, SC

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