University of South Carolina-Upstate
Spartanburg, 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.
$14,896
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,355
$30k - $48k
$13,228
$48k - $75k
$15,648
$75k - $110k
$18,426
$110k+
$19,121
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.
$11,688
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.
$23,190
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.
$8,394
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@uscupstate.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
52%
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.
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,649
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.
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,761
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,342
Students receiving state aid
83%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,718
Students receiving federal aid
52%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,761
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.
$13,462,507
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,858,822

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.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,452
Students receiving federal loans
68%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,859
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,895
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.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$230

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Upstate is pretty cheap at least to me. I pay about 8,000 something a semester which is much compared to other colleges and thats including room and board, fees, credit hours etc.
Brianna from Goose Creek, SC
I received a healthy amount of financial aid from the university, excluding my academic scholarships. Upstate is definitely worth every penny. I know that I'll leave this institution with professional connects/resources and a useful degree, which will carry me in to my future career.
Detria from Florence, SC
I believe when you're a student at Upstate you get the bang for your buck because there is a small ratio of student to teachers. You are able to know your teacher on a personal level and they are able to help you while getting to know you. Our teachers care so much about our goals and they want to help you unlike other colleges with 300 students in each classroom.
Brittany from Lyman, SC
College anywhere is expensive, but Upstate is reasonable. Their prices definitely math the quality.
Kimberly from Columbia
MAKE SURE YOU APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS! they are out there..yes do do have to do a little extra work to find them but they are out there. no college is cheap if that's the case no one would every take out a loan. don't be upset if you end up having to take out a loan either. but if you do aim for the subsidized loans not the unsubsidized one. sub loans are where the government pays your interest. unsubsidized you are paying crazy interest by the time you get out of school
KaTrina from Rock Hill, SC
I received a full ride to Upstate through Teaching Fellows and the Life Scholarship! If you receive the Life scholarship, it will help pay for most of your schooling, which is great! However, the summer school classes are fairly expensive! That is why I am applying for so many scholarships, to help pay for summer school! But all together, Upstate is at a great price for the great education that you will receive! Financially, I am very happy with Upstate and glad that I chose to go here! You will receive just as good of an education and sometimes better than another University in South Carolina, such as North Greenville, Anderson, Clemson, Furman or Wofford but much cheaper!
Allison from Pauline, SC
No college tuition is cheap. But I feel like I am getting my money's worth. I enjoy being on campus everyday and I enjoy all of my classes. The atmosphere alone is worth the money.
Lindsay from Spartanburg, SC
The courses are the same rigor or more difficult than the main USC Campus, so there is no difference. This school is what you make it. It is relatively cheap and has an excellent staff, so you should use that to your advantage.
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