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Cost to Attend

As a University of South Carolina student, the decisions you make about your degree program and living expenses will not be identical to anyone else's. So while these examples are estimations based on averages, this information should provide you with a good idea of what to expect for both direct and indirect annual costs for your educational experience.

Estimated 2020-21 Costs

The tables below reflect  estimated average costs for the 2020-21 academic year (fall and spring semesters), and they should only be used as cost-estimating tools. Your educational costs may vary from the information below depending on your chosen course of study and your unique educational, dining and living needs.


Undergraduate Students (S.C. Resident)

Expenses On-Campus Student Off-Campus Student
Tuition     $12,288 $12,288
Tech Fee $400 $400
Weighted Average Program Fees $1,575 $1,575
Housing $8,374  $7,049 
Meals $4,061 (standard 21-‍‍‍‍‍‏meal plan) $3,043 
Books and Supplies (average) $1,250 $1,250
Miscellaneous (average) $3,335 $3,335
Transportation (average) $2,118 $2,118
Total $33,401 $31,058

 

Undergraduate Students (Non-Resident)

Expenses On-Campus Student Off-Campus Student
Tuition  $33,528 $33,528
Tech Fee $400 $400
Weighted Average Program Fees $1,582 $1,582
Housing $8,374  $7,049 
Meals $4,061 (standard 21-‍‍‍‍‍‏meal plan) $3,043 
Books and Supplies  $1,250 $1,250
Miscellaneous  $3,335 $3,335
Transportation $2,118 $2,118
Total $54,648 $52,305

 

Additional Student Categories 

The following reflect estimated average total annual costs for several additional budget categories. If you don't see your category or need additional information, please contact our office so that a member of our knowledgeable team can assist you.

Cost Student Categories
$25,630 S.C. resident undergraduate residing with parent(s)
$46,877 Non-resident undergraduate residing with parent(s)
$26,920 S.C. resident graduate student (6 credit hours per term)
$35,096 Non-resident graduate student (6 credit hours per term)
$43,777 S.C. resident School of Law student
$74,785 Non-resident School of Law student

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