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Tuition & Scholarships

Start on the path to lifelong achievement when you invest in yourself and your future with the quality education you'll enjoy at the University of South Carolina.

2024-2025 Tuition and Fees Estimate

Estimated Expenses S.C. Residents Nonresidents
 Tuition and Technology Fee* $12,688 $35,972
 Housing $10,336 $10,336
 Food $5,372 $5,372
 Books and Supplies $1,438 $1,438
 TOTAL $29,834 $53,118

* Some academic programs, majors and classes have additional fees


Please note: This is the general “sticker price” of attending USC. It does not take into account your potential financial aid and scholarship awards. The university’s Board of Trustees sets tuition costs in July for the next academic year. To view the most recent tuition and fees, please visit the Bursar's Office. The Office of Student Financial Aid provides a full breakdown of the estimated cost to attend.

Learn More About Paying For USC

We created a guide to scholarships & financial aid for you. The 2024-2025 Scholarship & Financial Aid Guide will be available in August.

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We offer a wide range of scholarships for students who are residents of South Carolina and nonresidents. For most awards, we consider academic achievement only. When applying to USC, freshman applicants are automatically considered for these merit-based scholarships. S.C. residents are also automatically considered for our need-based scholarships.

Applicants of each class compete among themselves for available awards, so averages shift from year to year. Actual award criteria are set annually based on the size and strength of the applicant pool and the availability of scholarship funding.

Following are the merit-based and need-based scholarships currently awarded to residents and nonresidents, as well as other scholarships offered to incoming freshmen and transfer students by other USC departments.


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