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University of South Carolina--Columbia

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Tuition & Aid
Bottom line

The cost of attending the University of South Carolina is extremely affordable. Annual tuition and fees hover around $10,500, while campus room and board will run you another $8,000. Out-of-state undergraduates pay around $17,000 more in tuition and fees.
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Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

United States

Phone: 803-777-7700

Fax: 803-777-0101


Expenses per Academic Year
In-State Tuition:$10,416
Out-of-State Tuition:$28,128
On-Campus Room and Board:$8,909
On-Campus Room Only:$5,988
On-Campus Board Only:$2,921
Average Cost for Books and Supplies:$994
Required Fees:$400
Other Expenses:$2,420
Estimated Room for Commuters (not living at home):$7,760.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (living at home):$2,352.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (not living at home):$2,352.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (living at home):$1,665.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (not living at home):$1,665.00
Cost Per Credit-Hour (In-District):$434
Cost Per Credit-Hour (In-State):$434
Cost Per Credit-Hour (Out-of-State):$1,172

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Financial Aid Statistics
Financial Aid Rating: 80
Freshman receiving any financial aid:96%
Undergraduates receiving any financial aid:87%
Average Percent of Need Met:74%
Average Total Financial Aid Package:$13,012
Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$4,860
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$4,862
Average Need-Based Loan:$3,405
Average amount of loan debt per graduate:$25,022
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program:45%

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Federal
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
State Scholarships / Grants
Private Scholarships
College / University Scholarships
United Negro College Fund
Federal Nursing Scholarships
Other:USC Opportunity Grant, Gamecock Guarantee%
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Highest amount undergraduates earned annually from part-time on-campus work (not including Work Study):No
Direct Lender:No

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Financial Aid for International Students
Financial Aid Policy for International Students:Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Aid:$7,414.00

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Financial Aid Application Process
Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline:04/01
Freshman Financial Aid Notification Date:Rolling Basis
Notification Begins:04/01
Required Forms:FAFSA
Financial Aid Office Phone Number:(803) 777-8134

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