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USC Aiken Tuition & Cost

Aiken, South Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$22,727
In State Costs for University of South Carolina Aiken
Fee Cost
Tuition$10,398
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$362
Room and Board $7,946
Other Expenses Budget$2,781
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$33,185
Out of State Costs for University of South Carolina Aiken
Fee Cost
Tuition$20,856
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$362
Room and Board $7,946
Other Expenses Budget$2,781

Residents of South Carolina pay an annual total price of $22,727 to attend University of South Carolina Aiken on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $10,398 for tuition, $7,946 room and board, $1,240 for books and supplies and $362 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $33,185 which is 46% higher than South Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $20,856 while room and board is $7,946, books and supplies are $1,240 and other fees come in at $362.

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 University of South Carolina Aiken when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$15,042
Net Price by Income University of South Carolina Aiken
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,198
$30,001 to $48,000$14,143
$48,001 to $75,000$16,770
$75,001 to $110,000$17,864
$110,000+$18,827

The average reported annual net price for University of South Carolina Aiken for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,042 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

94% of full-time undergrad University of South Carolina Aiken received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $7,226 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 60% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,195 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,267.

Finanical Aid University of South Carolina Aiken
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,226 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,578 29%
Pell Grants $4,878 49%
Other Federal Grants $1,430 8%
State and Local Grants $4,364 82%
Federal Student Loans $5,195 60%
Other Student Loans $9,267 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of South Carolina Aiken, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $39,452. The loan balance of $39,452 is a four year multiple of the $9,863 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 $376 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 $39,452
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $376.42
Total Interest Paid $5,717.87
Sum of All Loan Payments $45,169.87

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$90,908
Year South Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $22,727 $33,185
2 $23,257 $33,959
3 $23,800 $34,751
4 $24,355 $35,562

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of South Carolina Aiken to be $90,908 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.3% 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 University of South Carolina Aiken
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
South Carolina Residents $433 $1,299 $1,732
Out of State Residents $869 $2,607 $3,476

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of South Carolina Aiken Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218645 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Aiken.