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Description Amount
 Tuition $3,579
Technology Fees $200
Security & Parking Fees $65
Base Tuition & Fees $3,844
Additional Fees Based on Courses Taken  
 Lab Fee - Math 141, 142 $60
Lab Fee - Lab Sciences $40
Lab Fee - Theater Courses $30
 Lab Fee - Art Courses $30
Lab Fee - PEDU Courses $20
Other Fees  
First Time Degree Seeking Freshmen Matriculation Fee (one - time fee) $50
Pre - Nursing Enrichment Fee $408
Preferred Parking Upgrade $10
Books & Supplies $300 - $800

These are the typical fees charged to SC residents at USC Lancaster students each semester.  Other fees and charges may apply.

These fees do not include any financial aid, grants, or LIFE, lottery, foundation or organizational scholarships.

Fees are provided for USC Lancaster courses.  Palmetto Pathway and Palmetto College fees are not included.  

Starr Hall 120

Monday – Friday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm


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Text : 803-373-1142

Phone : 803-313-7100

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You can view your bill on your Self Service Carolina account.  Visit the UofSC Bursar’s Office website for payment deadlines and other details.

You can pay online through Self Service Carolina or in USC Lancaster Business Office.  Business Office hours are 8:30-5:00 Monday – Friday.  The Business Office only accepts cash, checks and money orders.  Credit card payments are only accepted through the online payment portal. Visit the UofSC Bursar’s Office website for more information.

The University of South Carolina offers a payment plan option for students. The tuition and fees balance is divided into four equal payments across the semester for which you are registered. There is an administrative fee of $75.00 to create a payment plan.  When the plan is established, you are required to pay 25% of the total value of the plan plus the $75 administrative fee.  The remaining three payments are due over the next three months on or around the 10th of the month. There is a late charge of $100.00 per month up to a maximum of $300.00 per semester. Payment plans are only valid for the current semester’s balance due and need to set up every semester.

Students registered for 12 or more credit hours are considered full-time.  Financial aid recipients who withdraw from class and/or change from full-time to part-time status may incur a balance due to the University depending on the stipulations of the financial aid award.  Loss of financial aid due to a change in enrollment status may obligate the student for a portion or even the entire balance due.  You are strongly encouraged to check with Financial Aid or the Business Office before dropping classes.

Refund eligibility for dropped classes will vary based on the length of time you spend in class.  Refer to the Parts of Term Dates to determine cutoff dates for refund eligibility. 

University guidelines for refunds are posted on the USC Bursar’s Office website.

Refund eligibility for dropped classes will vary based on the length of time you spend in class. Refer to the Parts of Term Dates to determine cutoff dates for refund eligibility.

Information on bills and payments for parents can be found at the Bursar's Office.