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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is 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 Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The USC Lancaster Bookstore will be closed to the public after Nov 25th. Curbside pick-up for returns and mail orders is available 11/30-12/18 from 10am-1pm Monday-Thursday. Park in the designated spaces on the Bradley Building side of Starr Hall and call 803-313-7050 when you arrive. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

Tuition and Fees

Palmetto College and Campuses Fee Schedule

Fee Description Full-Time, 2020-21 Part-Time, 2020-21 (Per Credit Hour)
Tuition  Undergraduate Resident  $3,579 $298.25
Tuition  Undergraduate Nonresident  $8,819 $743.25
Tuition  Active Duty Military Undergraduate $3,000 $250
Tuition - Senior Citizen (age 60+) (technology and application fees apply - see rates below) $0 $0
Tuiton Dual Enrollment – Includes Pace High School Courses (per credit hour)   $110
Application Fee – Degree Seeking $40  
Application Fee – Non-Degree Seeking $10  
Application Fee – Re-Admits $10  
Lab Fee - Math 141, 142 $60  
Lab Fee -  PEDU 100 Level Courses $20  
Lab Fee -  Science Courses $40  
Lab Fee - (100 - level Theater Courses and All Art Courses) $30  
Matriculation Fees (Degree Seeking Freshmen) $50  
Orientation Fee $50  
Parking and Security – Fall and Spring Semester $65  
Parking and Security – Summer $30  
Preferred Parking Upgrade (Optional) $20  
Pre-Nursing Enrichment Fee 
(for all nursing students in year 1 and 2 of nursing program)
$408 $34
Reinstatement Fee for Students Dropped for Non-Payment $75  
Technology Fee $200 $17
Test Proctoring $30  


Palmetto College Rates


Parking Violation Fees

Fee Description 2020-21
Parking Fines – Permit Improperly Displayed $10
Parking Fines – Handicap Violation, First Offense $25
Parking Fines – Handicap Violation, Second Offense $50
Parking Fines – Handicap Violation, Third Offense $100
Parking Fines – Other $20
  • Books and supplies not included in tuition and fees listed. Actual student expenses will differ based on class schedule.
  • Books and supplies can be purchased through the USCL Bookstore. Class book requirements are posted on each student's account through Self Service Carolina.
  • Tuition and fees are approved by the Board of Trustees and may be subject to change each academic year.