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Department Fees

Department fees are applied based on your chosen course of study.

Departments

The fees represented in this table are an estimation of your costs, and should not be interpreted as an exact quotation or billing amount. View notes for additional details about specific fees and charges.

Please refer to notes 26 and 27.

Fee Description Cost Notes*
Lab Fee -  Language Courses with Lab Component - Per Course 130.00  
Art Education Lab Fee (101, 260, 520, 530, 535, 540, 541, 555, 560, 595) - Per Course 80.00  
Art History Lab Fee (105, 106, 313, 315, 320, 321, 325, 326, 327, 330, 335, 337, 340, 341, 342, 345, 346, 350, 365, 366, 370, 390, 399, 498, 499, 501, 511, 514, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 529, 534, 535, 536, 537, 539, 540, 542, 543, 550, 557, 560, 561, 562, 566, 569, 590, 720, 725, 730, 735, 737, 769, 790) -  Per Course 80.00  
Dance Lab Fee (102, 112, 160, 170, 171, 177, 178, 202, 203, 204, 212, 278, 302, 303, 307, 312, 360, 378, 385, 402, 403, 407, 412, 440, 460, 577)  - Per Course - Includes All “A” Sections 150.00  
Media Arts Lab Fee -  Per Course – Includes All Level Courses with Labs 200.00  
Studio Arts Lab Fee - Per Course – Includes All Level Courses with Labs 200.00  
MSCI 460 Field and Laboratory Investigations in Marine Science Fee 300.00  
Lab Fee - (MATH 141,142, 344L, 526, 544L; STAT 201; PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, ENVIRONMENT, GEOLOGY AND MARINE SCIENCE; PSYC 227, 228, 489, 498, 570, 571, 572, 574, 575, 598, 599, 709, 710, 762; ANTH 161, 221, 391, 561; GEOG 201 & 202) 210.00  
Field Course Fee (Geology 735, Regional Tectonics) 75.00  
Field Course Fee (Geology 750, Basin Analysis Seminar) 75.00  
High School Summer Drama Conservatory Fee (residency option) 2,500.00  28
The laboratory fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:
  • The College of Arts and Sciences has a laboratory fee associated with specific courses as authorized by the Board of Trustees. The lab fees are assessed to cover costs related to specific courses that benefit the students who choose to enroll in the course.
  • The sole purpose of the laboratory fees is to provide an enhanced educational experience for our students. The fees provide for laboratory equipment, supplies, instruction and upkeep. The College of Art and Sciences charges lab fees for courses in: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, the School of Earth, Ocean and Environment, Physics and Astronomy, School of Visual Art and Design, Theater and Dance, Languages, Literature and Culture, Psychology, Mathematics and Geography.
  • Course specific laboratory fees are necessary to cover the costs for a specific course offering such as materials, chemicals, and supplies; breakage for laboratory equipment and glassware; or transportation charges required for off-campus course activities (field trips). The laboratory fees are essential to ensuring instructional capacity is maximized to enhance the student’s educational experience

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Business (Moore School)     29,30
Graduate Application Fee   50.00 13,31
Confirmation Fee for MACC, MAEC, IMBA, 1 YR MBA, MIB AND MHR Graduate Programs   1,000.00 32
Confirmation Fee for Professional Master of Business Administration Program   250 32
Executive International Master of Business Administration - Mexico 41,500.00 864.50  
Executive International Master of Business Administration - Chonnam (Korea) 39,000.00 812.50  
Executive International Master of Business Administration - NTNU (Taiwan) 35,000.00 729.00
 
 
Executive International Master of Business Administration - ESAN (Peru) 35,000.00 729.00  
Graduate Special Student (per Hour) - Resident   705.00  
Graduate Special Student (per Hour) - Nonresident   1,096.50  
International Master of Business Administration - Resident 43,142.00  634.00 30, 33
International Master of Business Administration - Nonresident 71,580.00  1,053.00 30, 33
Master of Business Administration - One Year Program - Resident 35,702.00 830.00 33
Master of Business Administration - One Year Program - Nonresident 40,790.00 949.00 33
Master of Business Administration - One Year Program - Military 27,500.00 639.50 33, 34
Master of Business Administration - One Year Program - Defense Comptrollership Program 27,500.00 639.50 33, 35
Master of Accountancy - Resident 15,840.00 528.00 33
Master of Accountancy - Nonresident 30,930.00 1,031.00 33
Master of Arts in Economics - Resident 15,851.00 528.00 33
Master of Arts in Economics - Nonresident 30,937.00 1,031.00 33
Master of Human Resources - Resident 23,776.00 528.00 33
Master of Human Resources - Nonresident 46,405.00 1,031.00 33
Executive Master of Human Resources - Program Fee 45,900.00 1,020.00  
Professional Master of Business Administration - Resident 35,568.00 741.00 33
Professional Master of Business Administration - Nonresident 35,568.00 741.00 33
Professional Master of Business Administration - Banking Program - Cost Is per Credit Hour   753.00 33
Master of International Business Program Fee - Resident 15,300.00 510.00 33
Master of International Business Program Fee - Nonresident 18,360.00 612.00 33
Master of International Business Program Fee - Double Degree Program - Resident 30,600.00 850.00 33
Master of International Business Program Fee - Double Degree Program - Nonresident 36,720.00 1,020.00 33
Confirmation Fee for All Phd Programs 250.00 250.00  36
Graduate Certificates Program - per Credit Hour   705.00  
Graduate Certificates Executive Program - per Credit Hour   790.00  
Moore School of Business Undergraduate Enrichment Fee 696.00 58.00 37
PMBA - Charlotte Location - ID Badge Replacement 15.00  

 

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the Moore School of Business.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
SC Certified Teacher Rate - Columbia Only (Students Taking Less Than 12 Hours)   515.00 23
Nonresident - SC Certified Teacher Rate - Columbia Only (Students Taking Less Than 12 Hours)   620.00 23
Supervisory Teacher Rate - Columbia Only   50.00 24
Undergraduate Program Fee (Fall and Spring Only) 264.00 22.00  
Graduate Program Fee (Fall and Spring Only) 528.00 44.00 110
Materials - PEDU Courses 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 111, 112, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 126, 128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 152, 160, 168, 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 182, 186, 188, 194, 195, 196, 575 - Per Course 10.00   40
Materials - PEDU 292, 293, 392, 393, 492, 494, 738, 739 250.00    
Materials - PEDU 267 150.00    
Materials - PEDU 266L, PEDU 275 75.00    
Materials - PEDU 798 200.00    
Materials – PEDU 102, 108, 116, 127, 140, 141, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149, 151, 189 (All Sections) - Per Course 20.00   40
Materials - PEDU 153 - Per Course 40.00   40
Materials - PEDU Courses 114, 124, 130, 161, 172, 183, 185, 187 - Per Course 60.00   40
Materials/insurance - PEDU 113, PEDU 300, 310, 733, 740 100.00   40
Materials - PEDU 142 - Lifeguard Training 65.00   40
Materials - PEDU 146 - Open Water Scuba 225.00   40
Materials - PEDU 154 - Adv Water Open Water Scuba 140.00   40
Materials - PEDU 181 - Equestrian 300.00   40
Materials - PEDU 184 Snow Skiing (All Sections)  185.00   40
Materials - PEDU 155, 348L, 349L ,350L, 365, 366L, 466, 493, 496 30.00   40
Materials - PEDU 102, 420, 520, 570 20.00    
Materials - PEDU 143, 340, 341, 440 50.00   40
Materials - PEDU 150 - Sailing 440.00   40
Materials - PEDU 555 - Ice Skating 80.00   40
Carolina Life Program Fee 1,836.00 1,836.00 41
Carolina Life - Life Skills Course Unit Charge   529.00 41
Carolina Life Housing - Semester 4,595.00   42
Carolina Life Application Fee 25.00    
Carolina Life Room Confirmation Deposit 1,000.00   42
The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:
  • Cover college certification fees for COE students seeking initial or advanced licensure.
  • Support undergraduate and graduate student activities including travel to and participation in local, regional, and national professional conferences.
  • Purchase and administer Chalk and Wire licenses to our undergraduate and graduate students (beginning Fall 2019). Currently these licenses are available for purchase by our students through the campus bookstore.  We would use a portion of these revenues to purchase licenses for our students and to cover the cost of a graduate assistant to administer these licenses. 
  • Competitively recruit and retain high quality undergraduate and graduate students by increasing out program’s visibility at the state, national, and international level.
  • Provide additional resources to improve the experience of our students and remain competitive against peer programs by recruiting and retaining high quality faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.
  • Maintain and update technology, equipment, and facilitates for the COE so that we may offer our students an improved education experience.
  • Support student --- experiences including the recruitment, retention, and professional development of high quality internship supervisors. Costs include internship supervisor travel for presentations and cost of delivery of professional development experiences.

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Apogee - Per Credit Hour - Above Regular Tuition   220.00  
Engineering and Computing Program Fee - Per Semester 1,500.00 125.00  
MHIT Program Fee 900.00 75.00  
Lab Fee - ENGR & Computing (CSCE 101, 102) 148.00    
Executive Master of Engineering Management - Online Program - Per Credit Hour   412.00 43
Master of Science in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Engineering - Per Credit Hour   75.00  
Systems Design - Online Program - Per Credit Hour   292.00 43
The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:
  • Continuously improve the instructional laboratories necessary to produce competitive engineering and computing graduates
  • Provide additional resources to improve the experience of our students and remain competitive against peer programs by recruiting and retaining high quality faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.
  • Improve retention and professional development programs through additional advisors, career counselors, tutors and academic support staff
  • Expand the offering of impactful student experiences, including student projects, student organizations and teams, co-op and internship placement, professional and leadership development, study abroad and undergraduate research.
  • Support undergraduate and graduate student activities including travel to and participation in local, regional, and national professional conferences.
  • Competitively recruit and retain high quality undergraduate and graduate students by increasing our program’s visibility at the state, national, and international level.
  • Maintain and update software, technology, equipment, and facilitates for the CEC so that we may offer our students an improved education experience.

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Cost Notes*
English Programs for Internationals 2019-20   44
Tuition - Per EPI Term - Full Time 2,000.00  
Tuition - Two Classes 1,360.00  
Tuition - One Class 700.00  
Tuition - by Week - 3 Classes 425.00  
Tuition - by Week - 2 Classes 290.00  
Tuition - by Week - 1 Class 190.00  
J1/Sponsored Int’l Student Fee for Add’l Support Svcs 125.00  108
Pre-Sessional Administrative Processing (Per 8 Week Session) 100.00  
Non-profit Higher Education Institution Partner – Full Time Rate Per EPI Term 1800.00  
Former SC High School Grad or ATT Cert Recipient – Full-time Tuition Per EPI Term (SC Perm. Residents Who Completed HS in SC but Require ESL Study) 1800.00  
Minimum Pre Registration Tuition Payment 500.00  
Late Registration Fee 100.00  
Late Testing Fee - 1 Test 45.00  
Late Testing Fee - 2 Tests 75.00  
Refund - Processing Fee 25.00  
Major Medical Insurance 437.00  19
Gap - Insurance 410.00  19
Gap - Health Center 127.00  
Readmit - Other Testing/Technology 125.00  
Readmit – Campus Fee Per EPI Term for Non-registered Students 413.00  
Gap Tuition Prepayment 500.00  
DMV Translation - Non EPI 35.00  
Extra Express Mailing Fee International 50.00  
Extra Express Mailing Fee Domestic 20.00  
Immigration Assistance/Administration 200.00  
Transcripts 10.00  
Testing - EPI Test Battery 75.00  
Testing - TOEFL 60.00  
Classes - GRE Test Prep Class Via USC 710.00  
Classes - TOEFL 530.00  
Returned Check or Credit Card - As Permitted by Law 30.00  
Term Books 190.00  
Rush Fee 30.00  
Campus Fees 500.00  
Application Fee for Individual Applicants and Applicants Sponsored by For-Profit Organizations 125.00  
Refund - Tuition Per Policy  
Refund - Housing Per Policy  

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact Global Carolina.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Graduate School     23,24
Application Fee - Graduate 50.00   13
Application Fee - Readmit - Graduate 15.00   13
Graduate Student Status Change Fee 15.00    
Bench Fees for Foreign-sponsored PhD Students in Stem Fields – Per Semester 3,750.00    
  • Fees support processing student applications and substantial status change.
  • The bench fee is to provide laboratory materials and support other research-related expenses for sponsored PhD students who are not otherwise supported by research grant funding or through provision of in-king service to the academic unit.

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit or the Office of International Student Services.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Health Professionals - Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Physician Assistant, Nurse Anesthesia
    45
Undergraduate - Resident - Program Fee 700.00 85.00  
Undergraduate - Nonresident - Program Fee 1,300.00 150.00  
Undergraduate - Nonresident Scholarship - Program Fee 700.00 85.00  
Graduate - Resident - Program Fee 800.00 80.00  
Graduate - Nonresident - Program Fee 1,100.00 110.00  

The program fees will be used to support:

  • Resources to identify, secure, and support clinical and/or experiential placements for training purposes
  • Staff and support systems to maintain regulatory and compliance standards (to include background checks, immunizations, drug screens, etc.) with experiential training in healthcare systems as mandated by respective accrediting bodies
  • Provide additional resources to improve health professional student experiences and remain competitive against peer programs by recruiting and retaining high quality faculty, preceptors, staff, and graduate assistants
  • Professional and specialized staff to support various activities related to student affairs, advisement, and student services

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the specific academic program that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Program Fee - All Honors College Students 575.00    

The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:

  • Offer small courses
  • Create course enrichment experiences
  • Fund Beyond the Classroom opportunities (research, internships, study abroad, and service learning) 
  • Provide senior thesis grants
  • Support student events and activities

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the Honor’s College.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Undergraduate - Program Fee (Full Time & Part Time) 360.00 30.00  
Graduate - Program Fee 900.00 75.00  
The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:
  • The student program fee is invested in programs and services to enhance the educational quality and experience of our students through our focus on increased experiential learning and student preparation for professional careers
  • Center for Corporate Engagement: The Center for Corporate Engagement includes a director, events coordinator, staffing, travel, etc. to assist students with internship/job placement, solicit potential business partnerships throughout the U.S. and abroad, plan and implement business events such as corporate demos and seminars, host corporate campus visits, and conduct onsite corporate seminars with classes. Our goal is to improve the experiential education opportunities for our students and to increase our graduate job placement rates to 90% or higher. Executive mentoring for students. Job fair within college.
  • Field Internship Supervision: Our budget has limited our ability to have internship directors travel around the country to supervise our students on internship and build relationships with new and current employers.
  • Student Retention/Advisement: Retaining students is of the utmost importance which has spurred a national trend toward providing exemplary advisory and student services leading toward successful on-time graduation. To aid in accomplishing this task, HRSM plans to hire additional advisors for upper classmen and lower our student to advisor ratio.
  • Student Case Team Competition: Experiential learning offers students the opportunity to hone their skills learned in the classroom. HRSM plans to provide funding for students to travel and compete in case team competitions and/or host events. These cases will be coordinated with industry panels that will serve as case evaluators.
  • Undergraduate Research Training: As a Carnegie VH institution we wish to place an emphasis on research and training. Our goal is to fund undergraduate research opportunities including training and travel to research/present findings. We encourage our students to complete our 5-year bachelor and master’s program.
  • Student Club Activities: Experiential learning offers students the opportunity to hone their skills learned in the classroom. HRSM plans to provide additional funding for students to travel and participate in educational club activities that are a part of our College. Participation in regional and national conferences are key to our reputation and success.
  • Computer Labs & Equipment: Add additional 24-hour computer labs for HRSM students to meet accreditation and student needs. Offer and maintain software licensing and furnishings. Provide new computers and printers (if necessary) for 1/3 of faculty and staff each year in rotation. 
  • McCutchen House Equipment & Staffing: The McCutchen House serves as a teaching lab for our HRTM students. The College plans to hire additional staff at the McCutchen House to better serve student learning and engage with our community; this includes additional chefs, a PT cashier, and a host. HRSM also continuously invests in new kitchen equipment and has implemented a new POS system so that students can learn on modern equipment.
  • Tenure Track Faculty: HRSM plans to continue investing in ourselves to maintain and/or lower the student to faculty ratio to produce better learning opportunities for our students.
  • Marketing, Business & Performance Metrics: HRSM invests in marketing our undergraduate and graduate programs through advertising, attending events directed toward prospective students, and increasing our visibility. An emphasis will also be made on assessment of programs and improving our rankings which benefits current students and alumni. As part of a campus wide initiative, hire Chief Diversity Officer to provide diversity programming for our students as well as monitor and evaluate diversity issues within the college and external audience.

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Undergraduate Program Fee 360.00 30.00  
Graduate Program Fee 528.00 44.00  
Masters in LIS - Cohort Programs in Other States   692.25 49

The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:

  • Provide additional resources to improve the experience of our students and remain competitive against peer programs by recruiting and retaining high quality faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.
  • Create initiatives that lead to stronger ties with potential employers and industry professionals.
  • Purchase relevant equipment needed to train students for careers and infrastructure to support student learning.
  • Provide monetary support for increased costs related to facility maintenance and technology updates in in both buildings.
  • Support student activities, professional travel and participation in nationwide competitions.
  • Competitively recruit and retain high quality undergraduate and graduate students by increasing our programs visibility at the state, national, and international level.

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Law School     30, 46
Law - Resident - Tuition 10,536.00 878.00  
Law - Nonresident - Tuition 26,040.00 2,170.00  
Law - Nonresident Scholar - Tuition 14,769.00 1,230.75  
Law - Resident - 17 Hours and Above 86.00   10
Law - Nonresident - 17 Hours and Above 182.00   10
London Maymester (Course Fee) (Resident and Nonresident) Tuition Only - Tech Fee Separately Assessed 3,512.00    
Law – Nonresident Coastal Law Summer Program - Tuition 6,847.50 1,141.25  
Law - Program Fee - First Year Student 1,500.00    
Law - Program Fee - Second Year Student 1,500.00    
Law – Program Fee – Third Year Law Student 1,500.00    
Application Fee 60.00   13, 47
Seat Confirmation Fee 500.00    
Kick Start Program - One Time Fee 125.00    
Law Library - Photo Copy Fee - Charge per Page 0.20    
Law Library - Lost Book Fee (25 Processing Fee plus the Replacement Cost of the Book If Greater than 50) 75.00    
Law Library - Document Delivery Fee - 5.00 Charge for Handling Plus .50 per Page Copied or 1.00 per Page Faxed 5.00    
Lost Carrel Key Fee 25.00    
Lost Office Key Fee 75.00    
Law Library - Student Printing Fee Of .10 per Page above 400 Page per Student per Year Allotment 0.10    

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the Law School.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Columbia - Medicine     50, 51
Medicine - Resident - Tuition 21,444.00 1,787.00  
Medicine - Nonresident Scholar - Tuition 26,388.00 2,199.00  
Medicine - Nonresident - Tuition 43,575.00 3,631.25  
Technology and Infrastructure Fee 300.00   52
Gross Anatomy Fee - Per Course 1,000.00    
Visiting Medical Student Fee 175.00    
Supplementary Application Fee 95.00    
Admission Deposit 250.00    
Graduate Certificate in Bio Studies - Resident Program Fee 18,000.00 1,500.00 53
Graduate Certificate in Bio Studies - Nonresident Program Fee 23,940.00 1,995.00 53
Graduate Certificate in Bio Studies - Seat Confirmation Fee - Non-refundable - Resident 900.00    
Graduate Certificate in Bio Studies - Seat Confirmation Fee - Non-refundable - Nonresident 1,197.00    
Physician Assistant - Resident Tuition 7,545.00 628.75 45, 54
Physician Assistant - Nonresident Tuition 13,128.00 1,094.00 45, 54
Physician Assistant - Nonresident Scholar Tuition 9,552.00 796.00 45, 54
Nurse Anesthesia - Resident Tuition 7,545.00 628.75 45, 54
Nurse Anesthesia - Nonresident Tuition 13,128.00 1,094.00 45, 54
Nurse Anesthesia - Nonresident Scholar Tuition 9,552.00 796.00 45, 54
Physician Assistant Enrichment Activity Fee 685.00    
Nurse Anesthesia Enrichment Activity Fee 610.00    
Instrument Resource Facility Lab Support Fee (All Sections MCBA 740, 741, 742 and 743) 250.00    
The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:
  • Support student experiences in the clinical learning environment
  • Support student assistance services such as the student success center
  • Competitively recruit and retain high caliber students through the support of interview committees, participation in student match programs, and enhancement of the visibility of our programs at the state and regional level.
  • Recruit and retain top quality faculty and staff
  • Continuously maintain and improve facilities, technology, and equipment
  • Purchase test question banks to aid students in mastering course content and preparing for standardized examinations
  • Provide summer mentoring and research opportunities to medical students
  • Support student learning opportunities including travel to and participation in local, regional and national poster and convention presentations

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Medicine - Greenville     50, 51
Medicine - Resident - Tuition 21,444.00 1,787.00  
Medicine - Nonresident Scholar - Tuition 26,388.00 2,199.00  
Medicine - Nonresident - Tuition 43,575.00 3,631.25  
Technology and Infrastructure Fee 300.00   52
Gross Anatomy Fee - Per Course 1,000.00    
Visiting Medical Student Fee 175.00    
Supplementary Application Fee 95.00    
Admission Deposit 250.00    

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the School of Medicine – Greenville.

Fee Description Cost Notes*
Music   48
Enrichment Fee - Music - 1/2 Hour Lesson 285.00  
Enrichment Fee - MUSIC - One Hour Lesson 570.00  
Recital Fee 50.00  
Accompanist Fee 150.00  

The Music Enrichment fee supports the School of Music’s efforts to:

  • Maintain practice rooms and studio class instruction facilities
  • Competitively recruit and retain high quality undergraduate and graduate students by increasing our program’s visibility at the state, national, and international level.
  • Provide additional resources to improve the experience of our students and remain competitive against peer programs by recruiting and retaining high quality faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.
  • Provide exemplary student experiential learning experiences
  • Maintain and update technology, equipment, and facilities for the applied music studios in the School of Music so that we may offer our students an improved educational experience.

The Recital Fee is a rental cost paid on occasion as one-time unique charges by students (not as a part of any tuition bill in any semester) who seek to deliver a recital or concert produced by themselves in the School of Music facilities.  It supports the School of Music’s efforts to:

  • Maintain lights, AV, specialized audio equipment, pianos
  • Provide for a professional quality recording of the performance

The Accompanist Fee is a rental cost paid on occasion as one-time unique charges by students (not as a part of any tuition bill in any semester) who seek to hire an accompanist at a reduced rate through the School rather than to pay regular rates in the private market for their own recitals or concerts they perform and produce themselves in the School of Music facilities.  It supports the School of Music’s efforts to:

  • Provide accompanists for student recitals and juries as needed by students.
  • Provide suitable rooms for accompanists to occupy for rehearsal in the School’s facilities with updated and maintained pianos.

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the School of Music.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Nursing     45, 48, 55
Enrichment Fee - Nursing - Phd Program - One Time Charge 1,500.00    
Graduate Seat Deposit (Excluding PhD) 500.00    
RN to BSN Online Nursing Program Tuition   409.75  
Pre-nursing Enrichment Fee for All Nursing Students in Year 1 and 2 of Nursing Program 408.00 34.00 56
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) / Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)/Certificate Program - Resident 9,243.00 770.25  
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) / Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)/ Certificate Program - Nonresident 17,256.00 1,438.00  
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) / Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)/ Certificate Program - Nonresident Scholarship Rate 10,443.00 870.25  
Total Assessment Program (TAP) Testing Fee - Per Course - Attached to NURS 312, 324, 411, 412, 422, 424, 425, 428, 431, AND NURS 435 150.00    
College of Nursing Clinical and Lab Fee - Per Course - NURS (312, 412, 422, 435, 704, 705, 706, 710, 722, 731, 732, 758, 763, 770A, 776, 786, 787, 793, 796, 798, 806, 807, 820, 840A) 1,000.00    
College of Nursing Clinical and Lab Fee - Per Credit Hour – NURS 769A, 770 AND 897 335.00    
Malpractice Insurance - Undergraduate - Per Course - NURS (312, 399, 411, 412, 422, 424, 425, 434, 435, 534, AND ALL J SECTIONS) 20.00    
Malpractice Insurance - Graduate - Per Course - NURS (704, 705, 706, 710, 719, 722, 727, 728, 731, 732, 735, 741, 742, 758, 763, 769a, 770, 770a, 776, 786, 787, 793, 796, 798, 806, 807, 820, 840a, 897) 50.00    

The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:

  • Provide, maintain and update technology, equipment, and supplies in our simulation laboratory, testing center, online platforms, and our classrooms
  • Cover college testing fees (i.e. ATI) to facilitate CON students’ preparation for licensure examinations
  • Cover malpractice insurance costs for clinical training
  • Support student experiences including recruitment, retention, and professional development.
  • Support undergraduate and graduate student travel to and participation in local, regional, and national professional conferences.
  • Provide professional student advisement and investments in student success in the classroom and clinical training sites
  • Provide high quality instruction with expert faculty in the classroom and in clinical training sites, including professional development, professional liability insurance, and orientation and training needs of part time faculty and preceptors hired to oversee students in healthcare settings

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the College of Nursing.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Pharmacy     29, 57, 58, 59
Application - Professional Programs 95.00    
Professional - Full Time - Resident - Program Fee - Years One, Two and Three - Each Year 27,840.00 1,010.00  
Professional - Full Time - Nonresident - Program Fee - Years One, Two and Three - Each Year 42,048.00 1,522.25  
Professional - Full Time - Nonresident - Scholarship - Program Fee - Years One, Two and Three - Each Year 35,709.00 1,299.25  
Professional - Full Time - Resident - Program Fee - Year Four 24,396.00 1,016.50  
Professional - Full Time - Nonresident - Program Fee - Year Four 36,834.00 1,534.75  
Professional - Full Time - Nonresident - Scholarship - Program Fee - Year Four 31,410.00 1,308.75  
Gamecock Pharmacy Assurance Program - Per Semester - Fall and Spring Only 250.00    
Advisement Fee - Pre-pharmacy Students - Per Semester - Fall and Spring Only 100.00    
Seat Confirmation Fee (Non-refundable) 485.00    

The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:

  • Partially support college immunization certification costs for COP students.
  • Maintain and update technology, equipment, and facilitates for the COP in order to offer students an improved education experience.
  • Support student experiences including recruitment, retention, and professional development.
  • For Gamecock Pharmacy Assurance (GPA students), fees are used to provide special, advanced educational programs for pre-pharmacy students conditionally accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program

Financial costs supported by the COP and not charged to students through fees include:

  • Diabetes certification.
  • Pre-NABPLEX vouchers for taking the national licensure pre-exam.
  • NABPLEX training (national licensure exam).
  • MJPE training (law exam).
  • Birkmann assessment and training on its use in leadership.
  • Access Pharmacy (electronic resources including textbooks for courses).

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Public Health (Arnold School)     29, 45, 48, 60
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Resident - Tuition (New Students As of Fall 2016 and After) 7,542.00 628.50 62
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Nonresident - Tuition (New Students As of Fall 2016 and After) 12,228.00 1,019.00 62
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Nonresident - Scholarship - Tuition (New Students As of Fall 2016 and After) 9,936.00 828.00 62
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Program Fee - Assessed Per Semester for Full-time, Assessed Per Credit Hour for Part-time Students 450.00 37.50  
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Seat Confirmation Fee 750.00 750.00  
Health Services Policy and Management Doctoral and MHA - Resident Enrichment Fee 1,000.00    
Health Services Policy and Management Doctoral and MHA - Nonresident Enrichment Fee 1,000.00    
Health Services Policy and Management MPH - Resident - Enrichment Fee 1,000.00    
Health Services Policy and Management MPH - Nonresident - Enrichment Fee 1,000.00    
Comm Sci & Disorder - Master's Students Only- Resident and Nonresident Enrichment Fee - One Time Charge 1,400.00    
Seat Confirmation Fee for Communication Sciences and Disorders - One Time Fee 1,000.00 1,000.00 63
Health Promotion Education and Behavioral Course Fee for HPEB 335 78.00 78.00  
Doctor Physical Therapy Program Supplemental Application Fee - One Time Fee 40.00 40.00  
MHA Professional Format - Matriculation Fee   4,044.00  
MHA Professional Format - Resident Tuition - Per Credit Hour   572.25  
MHA Professional Format - Nonresident Tuition - Per Credit Hour   597.25  
Athletic Training Enrichment Fee 1,000.00 1,000.00  
Athletic Training Enrichment Fee( (Professional Program Only; Fall and Spring Only) 625.00    
Materials - ATEP 365, 496 Per Course 30.00    
Materials - ATEP 266L, 275 Per Course 75.00    
Materials - ATEP 300, 310, 740, 733, 734, 736 Per Course 100.00    
Materials - ATEP 798 Per Course 200.00    
Materials - ATEP 393, 738, 739, 492, 494 Per Course 250.00    
The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:
  • In the Arnold School of Public Health, the Health Professions Program Fee revenue is used to support undergraduate and graduate student services, professional advisement services, student travel for professional development, and a portion of annual School and degree accreditation costs. The Technology Fee revenue is used to support staff and technology maintenance and upgrades in the ASPH computing laboratory, provide technology and staffing for uninterrupted Wi-Fi access in ASPH buildings, and for the purchase/upgrades of course software site-licenses for ASPH instruction.
  •  In the Health Services Policy and Management graduate program, the Enrichment Fee is used to support CAHME accreditation of the MHA program, purchase/upgrades of computers for use by graduate students in the department, procurement of computer software specific to HSPM, and expenses related to the development and monitoring of student residencies and graduate assistantships in multiple local health care organizations. 
  •  In the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program, the Enrichment Fee is used to support ASHA accreditation of the MSP and MCD degrees, provide malpractice and liability insurance for students in their clinical practica, secure student-use computers per federal HIPAA requirements, develop/update clinical simulation videos for clinical training, and defray costs associated with secure online testing.
  •  In the Athletic Training program, the Enrichment Fee is used to support summer orientation and pre-semester clinical supervision by faculty, specialist content-area support for lecturers during orientation, graston training and supplies, and supplies for advanced medical training. 

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Social Work     29, 40
Social Work Undergraduate Enrichment Fee - Per Semester 240.00 20.00  
Social Work Graduate Enrichment Fee - One-time 970.00    
Seat Confirmation Fee - Graduate 120.00    
Korean MSW Program - Social Work - for 2 1/2 Year Period - 60 Credit Hour Program 34,335.00 572.25 64

The program fees will be used to support college’s efforts to:

  • Support undergraduate and graduate students’ activities such as student organizations and outside-classroom educational programs
  • Competitively recruit and retain quality undergraduate and graduate students by increasing our program’s visibility at the state, national, and international levels
  • Provide additional resources to improve the experience of our students and remain competitive against per programs by recruiting and training high-quality faculty, staff, and graduate assistants
  • Maintain and update technology, equipment, and facilities for the college so that we may offer our students the best possible educational experience
  • Support student field experiences, including the recruitment, retention, and professional development of high-quality field instructors. Costs include travel and professional development for field instructors, professional liability insurance, filed liaison salaries, background checks, and the preparation of field instructor training materials
  • Support undergraduate and graduate student services, professional advertisement services, and a portion of annual accreditations costs
  • Support technology maintenance and upgrades in the computing laboratory, provide technology and staffing for uninterrupted Wi-Fi access in college buildings and purchase of course software site-licenses for instruction
  • Hold a seat in the program during enrollment and move to secure a field placement

 For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the academic unit that is requiring the fee.

Fee Description Full-time (1)
2019-20
Part-time (1)
2019-20
Notes*
Undergraduate Studies Enrichment Fee 250.00    

As an undeclared student in Undergraduate Studies, you will be assigned a personal Academic Coach in the University Advising Center. The fee covers the following:

  • An assigned, personal Academic Coach who provides comprehensive academic advising, skill development, and planning.
  • 60-minute coaching appointments
  • 3 coaching appointments per semester

With guidance from your Academic Coach, students will:

  • Complete a comprehensive Academic Plan
  • Access self-assessments including the nationally recognized “StrenghthsQuest StrenghtsFinder”
  • Explore UofSC’s 140+ majors. Receive advisement in areas of interest. 
  • Develop academic skills and strategies related to major and coursework.
  • Identify beyond the classroom/experiential learning opportunities.
  • Navigate UofSC campus resources and offices.
  • Receive regular reminders, check-ins, and important updates from your Academic Coach.

For any questions about the purpose of the fees, please contact the University Advising Center.

Notes*

  1. Full-time tuition is assessed per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (11) below for exceptions]. Part-time tuition is assessed to students taking fewer than 12 credit hours in the semester. Most Fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2019 become effective in Fall 2019.
  2. USC Columbia - Chapter 33 veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) who apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program at USC and are deemed eligible may receive a tuition abatement as follows for nonresident students:  Undergraduate students - 50% of tuition and fee charges in excess of the VA maximum amounts for SC not to exceed $5,700 annually; Graduate/Professional students - 50% of tuition and fee charges in excess of the VA maximum amounts for SC not to exceed $3,400 annually.  The number of eligible students is limited based upon the terms of the annual Yellow Ribbon Program Agreement.  Qualified resident students are fully covered by the VA at the actual resident tuition rates.
  3. Free tuition per state law for: children of certain deceased and other veterans, firefighters and law enforcement officers, essay winner for Governor's Committee on the Employment of the Physically Handicapped, and resident 60 years or older on space available basis.
  4. Certain Veterans and related persons, residing in South Carolina, receiving specified Federal Educational Benefits and enrolled in a state institution are entitled to receive in-state tuition without regard to length of time the individual has resided in the state. See SC Code of Laws 59-112-50 as amended May 7, 2015.
  5. Columbia campus students receiving Academic Scholar - distinction award or an eligible Departmental Scholarship of at least $250 per semester.
  6. Columbia campus students named as McNair, Horseshoe Scholar, and Academic Scholar – Elite, Academic Scholar – Excellence, Academic Scholar – Superlative, Provost Scholar and Alumni Scholars.
  7. Nonresident Athletics scholarship implies athletic grant-in-aid at the USC Columbia Campus. This rate may not apply to all scholarship student-athletes, based upon designation by the Athletics Department. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships awards grants-in-aid in accordance with NCAA, and institutional guidelines.
  8. Columbia campus students receiving Academic Scholar – Merit Award.
  9. Active Duty Military - This is applied across USC System Institutions. Nonresident Active Duty Military pay the resident rate for distance courses.  Applies to Undergraduates only.
  10. Full-time Undergraduate students on Columbia, Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate campuses and all full-time Graduate students will pay an additional charge for each credit hour above sixteen hours.  Nonrefundable after the 100% refund period.
  11. Graduate rates listed under USC Columbia apply to all campuses. USC Aiken has a program rate for Master of Business Administration – online program listed under campus rates. All other fees for Comprehensive and Palmetto College campuses are for undergraduate students only.
  12. Rate applies only to those specific on-line Graduate programs and courses as approved and identified by the Office of the Provost. See Specially Priced Online Degree Programs.
  13. USC Columbia - Undergraduate application fee waived only for domestic students who present a valid College Board, ACT, NACAC, Coalition, or Common App application fee waiver; who are dependents of current USC-Columbia faculty or staff; or who are military students applying for 2-year military associate’s degree at Fort Jackson. Graduate school application fees are retained by the General Fund, except for the $50 Moore School of Business additional amount.
  14. The Study Abroad Exchange Program Deposit applied to tuition and fees in the semester in which the study abroad exchange program occurs. The deposit is non-refundable after payment is received.
  15. The Gamecock Gateway program is a partnership between the University of South Carolina Columbia (USC) and Midlands Technical College (MTC) to provide an academic and residential link between the two institutions. The Gamecock Gateway program is offered by invitation only and offers a residential experience on or near the USC campus. Students will pursue transfer compliant course work at MTC, while benefitting from a variety of support programs and student services offered by each institution. Upon successful completion of the one-year academic program in Gamecock Gateway, students will be eligible to fully matriculate at USC.  The deposit is non-refundable.
  16. The matriculation fee is paid only once by undergraduate degree-seeking students during their entering semester through the campus where they initially enroll.  The fee will be charged again if a student enrolls in a masters or doctoral program of study.  For the USC Columbia campus, a portion of the fee is allocated to Arts & Sciences for new student placement testing.
  17. Capstone Scholar fee is payable in student's first and second year of the program.
  18. The optional athletic event fee includes per semester athletics activity charge and the athletics bond charge.  For the student to elect the fee, the undergraduate student is required to have a minimum of six credit hours and graduate student is required to have one credit hour. Students participating in university-approved internships, practicums, co-ops or z-status as part of their academic program of study are eligible to pay the optional athletic fee during the semester of participation as long as they meet the one-credit hour minimum.
  19. Insurance charge as required for undergraduate students (6 hours or more), graduate students (9 hours or more), graduate assistants, and international students; proof of insurance is required to be eligible for the exemption of this coverage. Other students, not required to provide proof of insurance, may opt into the third-party program. 
  20. Mandatory Study Abroad Insurance is based on a $360 academic year rate that is pro-rated for length of time the student spends abroad.
  21. Dual Enrollment Courses - USC Columbia, USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate may waive the dual enrollment charge or charge less than the $66 per credit hour rate with 4% fee waiver capacity for resident students.  This rate applies to full and part time students regardless of status. The $66 per credit hour rate is a minimum.  The course charge may not exceed the resident credit hour tuition for each USC Campus.
  22. Reinstatement Fee is assessed to students who have been dropped from their classes due to nonpayment and wish to be re-enrolled in classes for the same term. This fee is assessed per occurrence.
  23. Certified Teacher Rate is $515.00 for resident students per hour for the Columbia campuses. This rate is a 10% reduction to the regular resident graduate rate.  The rate is $620.00 for nonresident students per hour for the Columbia campus (50% of Nonresident Graduate rate).   The Certified Teacher Rate for Aiken and Upstate is $362.25 for resident students per hour and $413.00 for nonresident students per hour.  The Certified Teacher rate applies to regular graduate courses only and not to any program with a separate program or credit hour fee.   Fee applies to part time students only. 
  24. Supervisory Teacher Rate is $5 per credit hour for non-Columbia campuses and $50 per credit hour for Columbia campus.
  25. Professional Development contract courses ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 per course based on maximum of 25 students; additional students beyond 25 may enroll for a fee prorated from the base fee. The Chief Financial Officer must approve contract course amounts in advance. Fee assessed only for non-degree seeking students.
  26. Any special course fees to cover materials, travel, or other special costs above normal tuition must be approved in advance by the Provost. Special OSP courses assessed at Board mandated fee rate. Students must pay all fees directly to the University of South Carolina. The Chief Financial Officer must specifically approve any exceptions in advance.
  27. Nonresident students in study abroad programs are eligible for an in-state tuition waiver as provided in the South Carolina Code of Laws 59-112-70.All specially priced courses for Global Classrooms must be approved in advance by the Provost and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  28. The High School Drama Conservatory is a three-week immersive theatre experience. The residential student is housed in a University dormitory, night and weekend activities and all meals are provided.
  29. Students paying program specific fees for professional or graduate programs will be assessed an additional per credit hour charge for hours outside of the program.
  30. Joint JD/Moore School of Business programs will be assessed MSB Master’s program fees on a pro-rata basis for all MSB courses required for the MSB program commensurate with the Joint JD/MSB program.  Fees will be assessed each term in accordance with total program fee and payment schedule outlined in the DMSB schedule of fee payments, regardless of whether a DMSB course is taken in given term.   
  31. Moore School of Business requires additional $50 application fee for graduate students.  Applicants required to pay $50 graduate school application and $50 Moore School of Business application fee.
  32. Non Refundable Confirmation fee for all Moore School Graduate Master’s Degree programs (part-time & full-time).
  33. Fees assessed on total program fee basis except for the Professional Master of Business Administration degree program (PMBA), Professional Master of Business Administration for Banking, Master of Arts in Economics (MAEC), Master of Accountancy (MACC), and Master of International Business Program (MIB) which are assessed on the per credit hour basis. Master of Human Resources (MHR) part-time rate is for refund purposes only and not to be assessed.
  34. This rate is for active duty military in the Master of Business Administration – One Year Program.
  35. This rate is for the Master of Business Administration – One Year Program Department of Defense Comptrollership concentration that are active duty and civilian DOD employees.
  36. Nonrefundable Confirmation fee for all Moore School PhD programs.
  37. DMSB Enrichment Fees applies to all Undergraduate students in the Moore School of business including freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. This fee is assessed in Fall and Spring semesters. Part time students are assessed the per credit hour rate.
  38. Undergraduate childhood/elementary and middle level clinical fee may be waived for repeat at the discretion of the College of Education.
  39. All students seeking initial or advanced licensure within the College of Education or other colleges pay the Certification fee. The fee is assessed during the final student teaching/internship course.
  40. All student fees are paid to the University of South Carolina and not to external agencies, unless explicitly noted.  Any laboratory fee must be billed through the University and separate arrangements for facility usage must be arranged between the academic unit and the facility.
  41. Carolina LIFE Program is a program managed under the College of Education which focuses on offering a college experience to individuals with intellectual and cognitive disabilities that might otherwise not experience a college life.  Participants are non-degree seeking special needs students who enroll in a total of 15 credit hours per semester – which are a combination of both Carolina LIFE - Life Skills credits and University course credits.
  42. Carolina LIFE housing fees per semester include the estimated cost of resident mentors per program participant.  Actual bedroom billing may fluctuate based on number of actual program participants. The non-refundable confirmation deposit is credited and applied to the room rental charge.   
  43. These per credit hour fees are in addition to the applicable Graduate tuition and fees.
  44. Through an agreement with Shorelight Education, LLC, non-degree students participating in an International Accelerator Program will pay USC-Columbia tuition and fees to receive services as outlined in the agreement and consistent with the rates for enrolled students included in this fee schedule.
  45. Health Professions charges apply to Public Health, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Nurse Anesthesia, Social Work, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Advanced MS Athletic Training program.
  46. All students in the joint JD/MHA program will pay Law School tuition for years one and two but change to the USC Graduate School rate for year three, then return to the Law School tuition rate for year four of the program. 
  47. The Law School Admissions Committee may waive the application fee to encourage applications from candidates who will enhance the school’s diversity goals or who have strong academic credentials.
  48. See Graduate Bulletin for payment schedules of enrichment and matriculation fees. These are designated fees with the revenue allocated to the respective colleges.
  49. Students in the USC MLIS Degree Program in other states will pay the South Carolina resident graduate tuition rate plus a cohort fee of $120 per credit hour. 
  50. School of Medicine Columbia and Greenville will follow the standard USC Refund Policy noted in the University Policies and Procedures FINA 4.06
  51. School of Medicine program fee disclosed a per credit hour rate for refund purposes only. Fees continue to be assessed on total program fee basis.
  52. School of Medicine Technology and Infrastructure Fee applicable to all students in the School of Medicine including Graduate Certificate Biomedical Studies, Nurse Anesthesia and Physician Assistant programs.
  53. Biomedical students in the MS and doctoral program are charged the regular graduate student rate and not the Health Professions rate.
  54. All Physician Assistant/Nurse Anesthesia students will be assessed the following fees: Medical School Technology and Infrastructure, Gross Anatomy, Health Professions.
  55. USC Columbia Nursing students, and students at system campuses taking USC Columbia Nursing courses, will pay a third party vendor, First Lab, for background checks and drug screening fees.
  56. Pre-Nursing Enrichment Fee applies to all lower division Nursing students. The fee was approved for assessment for USC Columbia and Palmetto College Campuses.
  57. Pre-Pharmacy - same as regular undergraduate charges for 66 credit hours.
  58. University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  59. All pharmacy students retaking a course during the summer terms are required to pay the per credit hour rate for the repeated course in addition to the regular summer program fee.
  60. The Arnold School of Public Health participates in the Schools of Public Health Application System (SOPHAS). This system is used to accumulate and verify application data from prospective students nationwide, and verified prospective student data is provided to the school for processing applications to these programs: Environmental Health Sciences: MPH, MS, and PhD; Epidemiology and Biostatistics: MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD; Exercise Science: MPH in Physical Activity and Public Health; and Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior: MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD; Health Services Policy and Management: MHA, MPH, DrPH, PhD; Academic Affairs: MPH in General Public Health. The cost of $115 per application is charged directly to the students by SOPHAS and is not reflected in the University's fee schedule. Applicants for these programs also pay the $50 Graduate school application to the University of South Carolina General Fund.
  61. Arnold School of Public Health –Students are also pay the Health Professions Fee. This rate applies only to students who are currently enrolled as of Summer 2016.
  62. Arnold School of Public Health – Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – Tuition rate was approved for assessment beginning Fall 2016 to apply to all new students admitted to the DPT program who begin matriculating after Summer 2016 semester. Currently enrolled students as of Summer 2016 will be exempt from this rate and be assessed the rate notated as Currently Enrolled students. Students also pay the Health Professions fee.
  63. Seat Confirmation Fee for Communication Sciences and Disorders - One-time fee applied toward student's tuition.
  64. Korean MSW Program - Social Work - The full time rate is for the complete program of 60 credit hours. Students are assessed tuition per credit hour.
  65. USC Columbia Housing - Housing contract cancellation and fines and damages. Please refer to University Housing for details on cancellation dates and charges and all fines and damage charges. Housing charges a $100 deposit for room confirmation. This deposit is applied to the Fall room charge.
  66. USC Columbia Housing - Students living in Maxcy, Preston, Green Quad, Rhodos, and Galen Health Sciences living-learning communities will be assessed the enrichment fee in addition to the Educational/RHA Fee.
  67. University Libraries - Please refer to full schedule of fees and fines for University Libraries available on the USC website.
  68. Continuing Education - Please refer to full schedule of fees for Continuing Education programs available on the USC website.
  69. Post Office: Postal Service Rates are determined by the U. S. Postal Services and will change based on their schedule. Post Office Box Rates for Resident Students are non-refundable beginning the first day of class each term.  Box fees are only removed from student account upon cancellation of residence hall contract for current term due to non-enrollment. Off Campus Students box fees are non-refundable once the mailbox is assigned.
  70. Minimum Meal plan for Bates House, Preston Residence Halls, Gamecock Gateway, Palmetto Pathway Program Students. Upperclassmen are defined as not being a first year student.
  71. Preston Meal Plan – special Meal Service will be $300 additional.
  72. USC Columbia Parking - Please refer to full schedule of fees and fines for parking available on the USC Parking website.
  73. Innovista Garages are owned by the USC Foundations and therefore USC Board of Trustees does not set rates for these garages.
  74. USC Aiken - Any special course fees to cover materials, travel, or other special costs above normal tuition must be approved in advance by the Chancellor for USC Aiken in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer.  Special OSP courses assessed at board mandated fee rate. All fees must be paid by students directly to the University of South Carolina. The Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for USC Aiken must specifically approve any exceptions in advance in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer.
  75. USC Aiken resident rate applies to students who are legal residents of Richmond and Columbia counties of Georgia as provided in SC Code of Laws 59-112-110.
  76. USC Comprehensive campuses nonresident scholarship rate is 75% of the campus nonresident tuition. Each campus establishes specific criteria for scholarship award.
  77. USC Aiken applies scholarship rates to UG students only. Reduction in tuition, is as provided by the Code of Laws 59-117-70. Athletic NR Scholarship rate may not apply to all scholarship student-athletes. Specific criteria determined by the campus.
  78. USC Aiken - Pacer Pathway deposit of $100.00 (non-refundable) credited to the student account and applied against semester fees. $1000.00 program fee per semester. The Pacer Pathway program is a one-year residential program offered jointly by the University of South Carolina Aiken and the University of South Carolina Union. Designed for a select group of freshmen, the Pacer Pathway program is an academic transfer program available by invitation only.
  79. USC Aiken - Reduced application fee for students who quality for College Board/ACT fee waiver only.
  80. USC Aiken - Offers a limited number of housing grants to assist in the recruitment of students.  These grants are generally offered on a one-time basis and may be valued up to the annual full-cost of housing.  The number of housing grants is based upon USC Aiken’s historical vacancy percentage in housing and is intended to take advantage of under-utilized capacity.  Special consideration is made by the Office of Admissions when offering these grants to minimize the possibility of adverse financial impact upon the housing operation.  Recipients of these grants who are nonresidents do not receive out-of-state fee waivers unless they receive other institutional scholarships that would qualify the recipient for such a waiver.
  81. USC Beaufort - Any special course fees to cover materials, travel, or other special costs above normal tuition must be approved in advance by the Chancellor for USC Beaufort in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer. Special OSP courses assessed at board mandated fee rate. Students must pay all fees directly to the University of South Carolina Beaufort. The Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for USC Beaufort must specifically approve any exceptions in advance in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer.
  82. USC Beaufort resident rate applies to students who are legal residents of Chatham, Effingham and Bryan counties of GA as provided in SC Code of Laws 59-112-20-E.
  83. USC Beaufort applies scholarship rates to UG students only. Reduction in tuition, as provided in SC Code of Laws 59-112-70. Athletic NR Scholarship rate may not apply to all scholarship student-athletes. Specific criteria determined by the campus.
  84. Business Degree Completion Rate is a per calendar year rate for a three-year cohort group.  The cohort rate is calculated to equal 75% of the preceding fall rate based on a three-year calculation of regular tuition, technology and public safety fees.  Cohort rate does not include fees for courses, such as lab fees, matriculation fees, meal plan, etc. Courses taken outside of the cohort program are charged at regular USCB tuition and fee rates.
  85. USC Beaufort - Sand Shark Scholars deposit of $300 credited to student account and applied against semester fee.  $1,000 program fee per semester.  The Sand Shark Scholars Program is a one-year residential program offered jointly by the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie.  Designed for a select group of freshmen, the Sand Shark Scholars Program is an academic transfer program available by invitation only.
  86. USC Beaufort – Application fees may be waived for new applicants to USCB for the following reasons: Financial hardship, SAT and ACT fee waivers and to strategically address recruitment efforts identified annually through the enrollment management planning process. Application fee waiver request must be submitted in writing from the applicant or guidance counselor or receive a fee waiver for the SAT or ACT.
  87. USC Beaufort Enrollment Deposit will be credited towards the student account and applied to the semester bill.
  88. USC Beaufort housing and meal plans are outsourced through the Beaufort - Jasper Higher Education Commission. USC Beaufort collects room fees for distribution to the Commission based on an agreement. For USC Beaufort Housing Contract cancellation, fines, and damages please refer to USC Beaufort Housing contract and/or website for details on cancellation dates, charges, fines, and damage charges. Information will be updated annually.
  89. USC Beaufort - All non-freshmen students residing in on-campus student housing will be required to purchase a 10 meal per week plan. All freshman students residing in on-campus housing will be required to purchase a 17 Meal per week plan. Beginning Fall 2016, the 17 meal plan requirement was approved.
  90. USC Beaufort – All full time students who are not residing on campus will be required to purchase a 30 block per semester meal plan. A full time student is classified as a student taking 12 or more credit hours of instruction per semester.
  91. USC Upstate - Refer to USC Upstate website for list of parking and traffic violations schedule of fees and fines.
  92. USC Upstate - Any special course fees to cover materials, travel, or other special costs above normal tuition must be approved in advance by the Chancellor for USC Upstate in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer.  Special OSP courses assessed at board mandated fee rate. Students must pay all fees directly to the University of South Carolina Upstate. The Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for USC Upstate must specifically approve any exceptions in advance in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer.
  93. USC Upstate applies scholarship rates to UG students only. Reduction in tuition, as provided in SC Code of Laws 59-112-70. Athletic NR Scholarship rate may not apply to all scholarship student-athletes. Specific criteria determined by the campus.
  94. USC Upstate - International Partner University Students - Degree Completion Program - This rate is inclusive of all course and program fees incurred by student. This rate does not include technology fee, security fee, health fee, housing, meal plans or student health insurance. This rate applies to all international universities sending students in 2+2, dual degree, or 1+2+1 programs. International program rate is applicable only to programs approved by the Board of Trustees.
  95. USC Upstate - Additional course fees are in addition to regular student tuition.
  96. USC Upstate Application fees will be waived for the following students who are currently enrolled in high school and are applying for freshman admission to the Upstate campus: Students with an SAT total of 1300 or above or ACT composite of 29 or above; Students who submit Educational Testing Service fee waiver forms for students from SC; Upstate Junior Scholars (applies only to semester immediately following high school graduation), Scholars Academy, Off-campus Dual Enrollment, Upward Bound students or those who demonstrate other documented need. Application fees are waived for the following applicants, regardless of degree status or school enrollment: full-time, permanent USC Upstate faculty and staff (including retired), their spouses and dependents; ROTC staff (eligible for USC Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance).
  97. USC Upstate Housing - Contract cancellation, fines and damages - please refer to USC Upstate Housing website and/or Housing application for details on cancellation dates, charges, fines and damage charges. Information will update annually. All new full-time freshmen under the age of 20 are required to live on campus unless they reside in the local area with their parents. Advance room fees are refundable after June 1st within 10 days of submitting housing application.
  98. USC Upstate - Minimum mandatory meal plan for students in campus housing.  Palmetto and Magnolia House residents – Unlimited CLC dining plan; Palmetto Villa residents - option of Villa or Freedom meal plan.
  99. USC Upstate - Minimum mandatory meal plan for nonresidential students enrolled on the Spartanburg campus, including the JCBE building. Exclusion for Online courses.
  100. USC Upstate - Athletic Insurance Fee is a range depending on individual athlete experience.
  101. Students attending any class in whole or part on the main campus or at the George Dean Johnson School of Business are required to pay the health fee. Clinical fee charges are posted on the Health Services web page.
  102. USC Upstate - SLED background check charge may be required for certain University courses.
  103. Palmetto College Degree Completion Programs are online degree programs offered by USC campuses in Aiken, Beaufort, Columbia and Upstate. See for list of degrees offered at this rate.
  104. Palmetto College Campuses – Application fees may be waived for new applicants to Palmetto College Campuses (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, Union) for College application days, financial hardship or to strategically address recruitment efforts identified annually through the enrollment management planning process.
  105. Dual Enrollment Courses – Dual Enrollment Rate will be equal to the current LTAP rate per credit hour or $100 per credit hour. If LTAP rate changes mid-year, USC Palmetto College rate may change to be the same rate. USC Palmetto College campuses may waive the dual enrollment charge or charge less than the approved rate with 4% fee waiver capacity for resident students.  This rate applies to full and part time students regardless of status. This rate is subject to the availability if Lottery Tuition Assistance funds for those students who qualify.  The course charge may not exceed the resident credit hour tuition for each USC Campus.
  106. USC Lancaster - Students enrolled in Applied Technical Nursing program in cooperation with York Technical College are exempt from over 75 hour course charge.
  107. The Athletic 21 meal plan will be assessed to all student-athletes with enough scholarship money to cover the cost of the meal plan. Certain student-athletes (depending on their sport) will also be required to utilize the Athletic 21 meal plan regardless of athletic scholarship status. Non-scholarship and partial scholarship student-athletes (those that do not have enough to cover the 21 meal plan) may opt in by notifying Athletics.  Additionally, Athletics will offer a 14 and 10 meal plan option(s) for non-scholarship and partial scholarship student-athletes and those student-athletes may opt in by notifying Athletics. All first year students will still be assigned the minimum meal plan required by Aramark and will not be charged or allowed to opt in to the Athletics 21, 14 or 10 meal plans. The Athletics 21, 14 and 10 meal plans will be operated by the Athletic department in conjunction with the Carolina Card Office.
  108. Fee to be assessed on all qualifying students with exceptions approved by the Provost.
  109. USC Lancaster - Parking fines includes, but are not limited to, parking in unauthorized areas, driving too fast for conditions, and undesignated street crossing.
  110. Graduate program fee waived for students providing internship supervision.

 


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