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Columbia, South Carolina

University of South Carolina-Columbia Tuition & Cost

How much does it cost to attend?

In District South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$28,301
In District Costs for University of South Carolina Columbia
Fee Cost
Tuition$12,216
Books and Supplies$1,065
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $10,388
Other Expenses Budget$4,232
In State South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$28,303
In State Costs for University of South Carolina Columbia
Fee Cost
Tuition$12,218
Books and Supplies$1,065
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $10,388
Other Expenses Budget$4,232

In district South Carolina residents should budget an annual total cost of $28,301 to attend University of South Carolina Columbia on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $12,216 for tuition, $10,388 room and board, $1,065 for books and supplies and $400 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 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 Columbia when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$20,271
Net Price by Income University of South Carolina Columbia
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,386
$30,001 to $48,000$15,928
$48,001 to $75,000$19,592
$75,001 to $110,000$20,736
$110,000+$22,714

The average reported annual net price for University of South Carolina Columbia for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,271 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid University of South Carolina Columbia
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,792 85%
Pell Grant $4,359 15%
Federal Student Loan $5,548 46%

The average reported annual net price for University of South Carolina Columbia for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,271 in 2017/2018.

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 Columbia, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $61,948. The loan balance of $61,948 is a four year multiple of the $15,487 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 $643 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $61,948
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $642.89
Total Interest Paid $15,198.27
Sum of All Loan Payments $77,146.27

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$113,212
Year South Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $28,303 $48,983
2 $29,498 $51,051
3 $30,744 $53,207
4 $32,042 $55,454

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 Columbia to be $113,212 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.2% 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 Columbia
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
South Carolina Residents $509 $1,527 $2,036
Out of State Residents $1,371 $4,113 $5,484

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of South Carolina Columbia Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
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=218663 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Columbia.