University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, 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.
$14,969
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,465
$30k - $48k
$13,148
$48k - $75k
$15,952
$75k - $110k
$18,288
$110k+
$17,961
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.
$10,760
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.
$21,218
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.
$7,946
Books and Supplies
$1,240
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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100
60%
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.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,748
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.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,824
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,534
Students receiving state aid
83%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,264
Students receiving federal aid
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,824
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.
$11,785,812
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,680,229

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.
60%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,518
Students receiving federal loans
60%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,241
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,179
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
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.
$270

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
The University of South Carolina - Aiken is not a expensive college and what you pay is worth it. The teachers are always on call for you and you can ask them questions at anytime through email or office voice answering machines. Computers are everywhere and internet is also, so you can research information in the library, student life center, etc. and even in your dorm room. The University of South Carolina - Aiken is also rapidly growing and building new centers that specialize in helping their students. When paying for your education, you are truly getting your money's worth here. There are just so many places and people that are there that can help you. As a matter of fact, we are building a new computer center that will be ready before the Fall Semester this year. The campus is beautiful, by the way.
Jemar from Elko, SC
The money I received from FASFA pays for most of the tuition, room and board, and other expenses.
Courtney from Columbia, SC
The university may not be the place to party, but as a student you will definitely get your education. It is a great university to get your degree, and is in the perfect location to be able to balance study and fun.
Erin from North Augusta, SC
The University of South Carolina in Aiken, the last time I checked was the most inexpensive school in South Carolina. Many people may hear that and think that the quality of education is not good, but let me reassure you that you will definitely be getting your moneys worth and then some out of the University. We have top notch professor that will know you name. You will get one on one time and small classes at this University as well as great housing. Most big schools that are extremely expensive won't give you one on one time with your professors. You would be paying 13,000 in tuition only and your professor will not know your name. That is not the type of college experience you want. The University of South Carolina Aiken provides you with more than your monies worth.
Ronniesha from Aiken, SC
Overall, USCA is a great campus. It's small, but has big opportunities for everyone and anyone.
Sierra from Jackson, SC
The University of South Carolina of Aiken offers an exceptional experience for their students and I will personally guarantee that you will enjoy your time at Aiken.
Antwon from Cayce, SC