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CofC Tuition & Cost

Charleston, South Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for College of Charleston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,236
Other Fees$12,869
Room and Board $12,123
Other Expenses Budget$3,923
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for College of Charleston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,236
Other Fees$12,869
Room and Board $12,123
Other Expenses Budget$3,923

Residents of South Carolina pay an annual total price of $30,221 to attend College of Charleston on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $70 for tuition, $12,123 room and board, $1,236 for books and supplies and $12,869 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $30,221 which is 0% higher than South Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $70 while room and board is $12,123, books and supplies are $1,236 and other fees come in at $12,869.

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 College of Charleston when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income College of Charleston
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,690
$30,001 to $48,000$15,910
$48,001 to $75,000$20,250
$75,001 to $110,000$22,570

The average reported annual net price for College of Charleston for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,764 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

76% of full-time undergrad College of Charleston received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,802 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 43% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,456 and 9% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $18,349.

Finanical Aid College of Charleston
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,802 76%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,899 55%
Pell Grants $4,707 23%
Other Federal Grants $1,061 9%
State and Local Grants $5,314 51%
Federal Student Loans $5,456 43%
Other Student Loans $18,349 9%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to College of Charleston, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $64,076. The loan balance of $64,076 is a four year multiple of the $16,019 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 $611 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 $64,076
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $611.36
Total Interest Paid $9,286.69
Sum of All Loan Payments $73,362.69

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year South Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $30,221 $30,221
2 $32,336 $32,336
3 $34,600 $34,600
4 $37,022 $37,022

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at College of Charleston to be $120,884 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at College of Charleston
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
South Carolina Residents $522 $1,566 $2,088
Out of State Residents $1,369 $4,107 $5,476

Estimated cost for a class at College of Charleston 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 College of Charleston versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

College of Charleston 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=217819 IPEDS survey data for College of Charleston.