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University of South Carolina-Columbia Tuition & Cost


Cost to Attend

In State South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$27,062
In State Costs for University of South Carolina Columbia
Fee Cost
Tuition$11,462
Books and Supplies$1,044
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $10,008
Other Expenses Budget$4,148
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$47,162
Out of State Costs for University of South Carolina Columbia
Fee Cost
Tuition$31,562
Books and Supplies$1,044
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $10,008
Other Expenses Budget$4,148

Residents of South Carolina pay an annual total price of $27,062 to attend University of South Carolina Columbia on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,462 for tuition, $10,008 room and board, $1,044 for books and supplies and $400 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $47,162 which is 74.3% higher than South Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $31,562 while room and board is $10,008, books and supplies are $1,044 and other fees come in at $400.


Net Price

Average Net Price '14/'15
$17,972
Net Price by Income University of South Carolina Columbia
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$16,496
$30,001 to $48,000$14,180
$48,001 to $75,000$18,386
$75,001 to $110,000$19,837
$110,000+$21,516

The average reported annual net price for University of South Carolina Columbia for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,972 in 2014/2015.

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid University of South Carolina Columbia
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $6,543 72%
Pell Grant $4,363 18%
Federal Student Loan $5,439 44%

The average reported annual net price for University of South Carolina Columbia for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,972 in 2014/2015.

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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 $647 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $61,948
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $646.81
Total Interest Paid $15,668.94
Sum of All Loan Payments $77,616.94

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$108,248
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
South Carolina Residents $27,062 $27,799 $28,556 $29,334
Non Residents $47,162 $48,447 $49,766 $51,122

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 $108,248 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.7% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of South Carolina Columbia
Price Per Credit 4 Credit Class 3 Credit Class
South Carolina Residents $494 $1,482 $1,976
Out of State Residents $1,331 $3,993 $5,324

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.