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University of South Carolina-Upstate Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

In State South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$24,918
In State Costs for University of South Carolina Upstate
Fee Cost
Tuition$11,040
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$480
Room and Board $8,334
Other Expenses Budget$3,464
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$36,246
Out of State Costs for University of South Carolina Upstate
Fee Cost
Tuition$22,368
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$480
Room and Board $8,334
Other Expenses Budget$3,464

Residents of South Carolina pay an annual total price of $24,918 to attend University of South Carolina Upstate on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,040 for tuition, $8,334 room and board, $1,600 for books and supplies and $480 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $36,246 which is 45.5% higher than South Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $22,368 while room and board is $8,334, books and supplies are $1,600 and other fees come in at $480.


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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$14,730
Net Price by Income University of South Carolina Upstate
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,355
$30,001 to $48,000$13,228
$48,001 to $75,000$15,648
$75,001 to $110,000$18,426
$110,000+$19,121

The average reported annual net price for University of South Carolina Upstate for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,730 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 Upstate
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $7,649 94%
Pell Grant $4,597 52%
Federal Student Loan $5,859 68%

The average reported annual net price for University of South Carolina Upstate for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,730 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 Upstate, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $47,120. The loan balance of $47,120 is a four year multiple of the $11,780 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 $492 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 $47,120
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $491.99
Total Interest Paid $11,918.39
Sum of All Loan Payments $59,038.39

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$99,672
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
South Carolina Residents $24,918 $25,761 $26,633 $27,535
Non Residents $36,246 $37,473 $38,741 $40,053

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 Upstate to be $99,672 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.4% 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 Upstate
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
South Carolina Residents $460 $1,380 $1,840
Out of State Residents $932 $2,796 $3,728

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218742 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Upstate.