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CSU Tuition & Cost

Charleston, South Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$41,600
Costs for Charleston Southern University
Fee Cost
Tuition$26,000
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,400
Other Expenses Budget$3,800

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Charleston Southern University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $41,600 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $26,000 for tuition, $10,400 room and board, $1,400 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Charleston Southern University is $26,000, the same as South Carolina residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Charleston Southern University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$17,866
Net Price by Income Charleston Southern University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,652
$30,001 to $48,000$16,273
$48,001 to $75,000$18,489
$75,001 to $110,000$19,384
$110,000+$20,753

The average reported annual net price for Charleston Southern University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,866 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

99% of full-time undergrad Charleston Southern University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $20,886 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 53% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,067 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,493.

Finanical Aid Charleston Southern University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $20,886 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $14,161 98%
Pell Grants $4,491 40%
Other Federal Grants $917 16%
State and Local Grants $6,852 69%
Federal Student Loans $6,067 53%
Other Student Loans $10,493 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Charleston Southern University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $61,448. The loan balance of $61,448 is a four year multiple of the $15,362 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $586 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $61,448
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $586.28
Total Interest Paid $8,905.80
Sum of All Loan Payments $70,353.80

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$166,400
Year All Residents
1 $41,600
2 $42,768
3 $43,968
4 $45,202

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Charleston Southern University to be $166,400 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Charleston Southern University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $470 $1,410 $1,880

Estimated cost for a class at Charleston Southern University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Charleston Southern University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Charleston Southern University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217688 IPEDS survey data for Charleston Southern University.