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Tuition

You’ll find that tuition and living expenses at the University of South Carolina compare favorably with select top colleges and universities across the nation.

Estimated college expenses at the University of South Carolina for the 2016-17 year are itemized on the chart below. Remember, this is the general “sticker price” of attending Carolina, and 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.

Estimated Expenses S.C. Residents Nonresidents
 Tuition & Technology Fee $11,854 $31,282
 Housing $7,200 $7,200
 Meals $3,650 $3,650 
 Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000
 TOTAL $23,704 $43,132