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USC Lancaster will reopen for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings will be required on-campus and social distancing will be encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on Labor Day (Sept. 7), General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. This schedule also aligns with that of University of South Carolina's institution in Columbia. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

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Prospective Lancers

In a time when an affordable education is increasingly out of reach for many, USC Lancaster prides itself on its cost-effective education.  USC Lancaster and Palmetto College offer outstanding educational opportunities at some of the most affordable rates in South Carolina. Whether on the Lancaster campus, at the Indian Land location or online, the tuition rates are reasonable for both South Carolina and out-of-state residents. While some institutions raise tuition and fees annually, tuition has remained the same at USC Lancaster for the past two years.  Here, you stay closer while your money goes further.


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