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South Carolina State University Tuition & Cost

Orangeburg, South Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for South Carolina State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,532
Room and Board $9,000
Other Expenses Budget$8,000
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for South Carolina State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,532
Room and Board $9,000
Other Expenses Budget$8,000

Residents of South Carolina pay an annual total price of $30,060 to attend South Carolina State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,528 for tuition, $9,000 room and board, $2,000 for books and supplies and $1,532 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $40,750 which is 35.6% higher than South Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $20,218 while room and board is $9,000, books and supplies are $2,000 and other fees come in at $1,532.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income South Carolina State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$19,010
$30,001 to $48,000$20,380
$48,001 to $75,000$23,594
$75,001 to $110,000$25,332

The average reported annual net price for South Carolina State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,022 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

97% of full-time undergrad South Carolina State 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 $10,438 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 81% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,634 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,590.

Finanical Aid South Carolina State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,438 97%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $11,632 19%
Pell Grants $5,230 81%
Other Federal Grants $1,485 88%
State and Local Grants $3,723 63%
Federal Student Loans $6,634 81%
Other Student Loans $12,590 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to South Carolina State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $64,496. The loan balance of $64,496 is a four year multiple of the $16,124 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 $615 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 $64,496
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $615.36
Total Interest Paid $9,347.56
Sum of All Loan Payments $73,843.56

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year South Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $30,060 $40,750
2 $30,457 $41,288
3 $30,859 $41,833
4 $31,266 $42,385

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at South Carolina State University to be $120,240 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.3% 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 South Carolina State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
South Carolina Residents $461 $1,383 $1,844
Out of State Residents $906 $2,718 $3,624

Estimated cost for a class at South Carolina State 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 South Carolina State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

South Carolina State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218733 IPEDS survey data for South Carolina State University.