Bursar's Office




Physical Location
516/518 Main Street
Between Blossom & Wheat St.
Columbia, South Carolina

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Telephone (803) 777-4233
Fax (803) 777-7953

Mailing Address
University of South Carolina
The Bursar's Office
516 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208


USC Upstate

FEE DESCRIPTION NOTES FULL-TIME (1)
2015-16
PART-TIME (1)
2015-16
USC UPSTATE 101, 102    
UNDERGRADUATE - RESIDENT - TUITION 3, 4 5,184.00 432.00
UNDERGRADUATE - NONRESIDENT - TUITION   10,509.00 875.75
UNDERGRADUATE - NONRESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP - TUITION 78 7,881.00 656.75
UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER - RESIDENT - TUITION     311.25
UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER - NONRESIDENT - TUITION     630.75
UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER - NONRESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP - TUITION     473.25
ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY UNDERGRADUATE - TUITION 8 3,243.00 270.25
TECHNOLOGY FEE   140.00 9.00
UNDERGRADUATE - RESIDENT - 17 HOURS AND ABOVE 9 80.00  
UNDERGRADUATE - NONRESIDENT - 17 HOURS AND ABOVE 9 208.00  
GRADUATE - RESIDENT - 17 HOURS AND ABOVE 9, 10 80.00  
GRADUATE - NONRESIDENT - 17 HOURS AND ABOVE 9, 10 170.00  
INTERNATIONAL PARTNER UNIVIERSITY STUDENTS - TUITION RATE 103 7,184.00 598.50
SC CERTIFIED TEACHER RATE - CAMPUSES (STUDENTS TAKING LESS THAN 12 HOURS) 21   330.00
NONRESIDENT - SC CERTIFIED TEACHER RATE - CAMPUSES (STUDENTS TAKING LESS THAN 12 HOURS) 21   376.00
UNDERGRADUATE NURSING COURSE FEE PER HOUR     40.00
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS COURSE FEE - ACCT 331,ACCT 332,ACCT 333, ACCT 335, ACCT 336, ACCT 347, ACCT 348, ACCT 436, ACCT 438, MKTG 350, MKTG 351, MKTG 352, MKTG 353, MKTG 455, FINA 363, FINA 364, FINA 365, FINA 369, MGMT 371, MGMT 372, MGMT 374, MGMT 377, MGMT 378, MGMT 390, BADM 398, ACCT 432, ACCT 433, ACCT 435, ACCT 437, MKTG 452, MKTG 455, MKTG 456, MKTG 457, MKTG 458, MKTG 459, FINA 461, MGMT 471, MGMT 475, MGMT 476, MGMT 380, MGMT 356, BADM 478, ECON 301, ECON 303, ECON 311, ECON 321, ECON 322, ECON 326, 104 45.00  
FEE FOR CLINICAL/ PRACTICUM COURSES - EDEC 410, EDEC 440, EDEC 469, ELEM 455, ELEM 460, ELEM 468, EDLD 415, EDLD 425, EDLD 440, EDLD 470, EDSC 342, EDSC 440, EDSC 450, EDSC 473, EDSC 474, EDSC 475, EDSC 478, EDSC 480, EDSC 481, EDPH 312, EDPH 405, EDPH 450, EDPH 479 94 100.00  
DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES & ENGINEERING LAB FEE - BIOL 101L, BIOL 102L, BIOL 110L, BIOL 205L, BIOL 232L, BIOL 242L, BIOL 243, BIOL 244, BIOL 250, BIOL 301L, BIOL 302L, BIOL 305L,BIOL 310L, BIOL 315L, BIOL 320L, BIOL 330L, BIOL 350L, BIOL 360L, BIOL 375L, BIOL 380L, BIOL 507L, BIOL 525L, BIOL 530L, BIOL 531L, BIOL 534L, BIOL 535L, BIOL 540L, BIOL 550L, BIOL 570L, BIOL 583L, CHEM  101L, CHEM 106L, CHEM 109L, CHEM 111L, CHEM 112L, CHEM 321L, CHEM 331L, CHEM 332L, CHEM 371L, CHEM 512L, CHEM 522L, CHEM 541L, CHEM 542L, CHEM 583L, GEOL 101L, GEOL 102L, GEOL 103L, GEOL 123L, GEOL 310L, ETMG 320L, ETMG 330L, ETMG 370L, ETMG 410L, ETMG 415L, ETMG 420L, ASTR 111L, PHYS 101L, PHYS 201L, PHYS 202L, PHYS 211L, PHYS 212L. 94 80.00  
VISUAL ARTS STUDIO/LAB COURSES FEE - ARTS 103, 104, 108, 110, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 210, 211, 214, 228, 229, 230, 231, 261, 262, 302, 305, 306, 307, 310, 311, 314, 315, 318, 350, 361, 362, 391, 398, 402, 407, 410, 411, 414, 418, 450, 489, 490; ARTE 330, 429, 430, 450, 459; ARTH 352 94 60.00  
RESEARCH METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC - 325 94 80.00  
APPLIED MUSIC FEE - MUSC U111A, MUSC U311A, MUSC U111B, MUSC U311B, MUSC U111D, MUSC U311D, MUSC U111G, MUSC U311G, MUSC U111I, MUSC U311I , MUSC U111P, MUSC U311P, MUSC U111S, MUSC U311S, MUSC U111T, MUSC U311T, MUSC U111V, MUSC U311V 94 375.00  
APPLICATION FEE - TRANSIENT STUDENT   10.00  
APPLICATION FEE - UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE 105 40.00  
APPLICATION FEE - RE-ADMITS 10.00  
APPLICATION FEE - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT (F1 AND J1 VISA)

 

100.00  
ENROLLMENT REINSTATEMENT FEE 60.00  
MATRICULATION FEE - ENTERING SEMESTER ONLY 15 75.00  
LATE ENROLLMENT FEE

 

$5 PER DAY - MAX $350  
LAPTOP LATE FEE - DAILY

 

$5 PER DAY - MAX  $50  
LAPTOP LATE FEE

 

$750 AFTER 20 DAYS  
ORIENTATION FEE - OVERNIGHT

 

25.00  
HOUSING FEES - APPLICATION FEE - NONREFUNDABLE - APPLIES TO ALL STUDENTS 106 45.00  
HOUSING FEES - ADVANCE ROOM PAYMENT- REFUNDABLE PRIOR TO JUNE 1ST - APPLIES TO ALL STUDENTS 96 100.00  
HOUSING FEES - DOUBLE - PALMETTO VILLAS - PER SEMESTER 96 2,142.00  
HOUSING FEES - DOUBLE - PALMETTO HOUSE/ MAGNOLIA HOUSE - PER SEMESTER 96 2,410.00  
HOUSING FEES - SINGLE - PALMETTO HOUSE/ MAGNOLIA HOUSE - PER SEMESTER 96 2,893.00  
HOUSING FEES - SINGLE - PALMETTO VILLAS - PER SEMESTER 96 3,107.00  
HOUSING FEES - SINGLE IN DOUBLE ROOM SPACE -PALMETTO/ MAGNOLIA HOUSE - PER SEMESTER 96 2,900.00  
HOUSING FEES - DOUBLE - PALMETTO VILLAS - MAYMESTER 96 350.00  
HOUSING FEES - DOUBLE - PALMETTO VILLAS - EACH SUMMER SESSION PORTION 96 475.00  
HOUSING FEES - DOUBLE- PALMETTO VILLAS - FULL SUMMER (PRORATED FOR PORTION OF FULL SUMMER TERM BY MONTH ) 96 1,000.00  
HOUSING FEES - SINGLE - PALMETTO VILLAS - FULL SUMMER (PRORATED FOR PORTION OF FULL SUMMER TERM BY MONTH) 96 1,300.00  
MEAL PLAN - VILLAS - 5 MEALS PER WEEK, $350 FLEX 107 1,269.00  
MEAL PLAN - 25 MEAL BLOCK   145.00  
MEAL PLAN - FREEDOM - 9 MEALS PER WEEK, $250 FLEX 97 1,269.00  
MEAL PLAN - MANDATORY - FULL-TIME, NONRESIDENTIAL STUDENTS - $50 FLEX 108 50.00  
MEAL PLAN - MANDATORY - PALMETTO AND MAGNOLIA HOUSE RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS - UNLIMITED DINING IN CLC DINING HALL, $200 FLEX 97 1,519.00  
MEAL PLAN - STREAMLINER - 5 MEALS PER WEEK   424.00  
MEAL PLANS - $450 FLEX   400.00  
MEAL PLANS - $220 FLEX   200.00  
HEALTH INSURANCE - (STUDENTS WITHOUT COVERAGE) - CONTRACT W/THIRD PARTY 18 2,210.00  
ATHLETIC INSURANCE FEE 109   700.00 - 1,200.00 700.00 - 1,200.00
HEALTH FEE 110   50.00 5.00
HEALTH FEE - PART TIME STUDENTS - MORE THAN 3 VISITS PER SEMESTER/PER VISIT CHARGE

 

  10.00
HEALTH FEE - FACULTY/STAFF - PER VISIT

 

15.00  
SECURITY - PER SEMESTER

 

35.00  
SECURITY - SUMMER

 

12.00  
SLED CHECK REQUIRED BY STATE LAW 111 35.00  
DUAL ENROLLMENT - INCLUDES HIGH SCHOOL COURSES - PER CREDIT HOUR 20 66.00  
SRHS RN-BSN CONTRACT FEE   4,500.00 375.00
SCHOLARS ACADEMY - CONTRACT COURSE - SELECTED COURSES   4,000.00  
SCHOLARS ACADEMY - CONTRACT COURSE - SELECTED ELECTIVES - PER COURSE   198.00  

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 Notes
1) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
2) USC Columbia - Chapter 33 veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) who apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program at USC and are deemed eligible may receive a tuition abatement as follows for Nonresident students: Undergraduate students - 50% of tuition and fee charges in excess of the VA maximum amounts for SC not to exceed $5,700 annually; Graduate/Professional students - 50% of tuition and fee charges in excess of the VA maximum amounts for SC not to exceed $3,400 annually. The number of eligible students is limited based upon the terms of the annual Yellow Ribbon Program Agreement. Qualified resident students are fully covered by the VA at the actual resident tuition rates.
3) Free tuition per state law for: children of certain deceased and other veterans, firefighters and law enforcement officers, essay winner for Governor's Committee on the Employment of the Physically Handicapped, and resident 60 years or older on space available basis.
4) Certain Veterans and related persons, residing in South Carolina, receiving specified Federal Educational Benefits and enrolled in a state institution are entitled to receive in-state tuition without regard to length of time the individual has resided in the state. See SC Code of Laws 59-112-50 as amended may 7th, 2015.
5) Only Columbia campus students named as McNair, Horseshoe, Cooper, McKissick, Flinn, Lieber, and Alumni Scholars
6) Nonresident Athletics scholarship implies athletic grant-in-aid at the USC Columbia Campus. This rate may not apply to all scholarship student-athletes, based upon designation by the Athletics Department. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships awards grants-in-aid in accordance with NCAA, conference and institutional guidelines.
7) Sims Scholarship - Only Columbia campus students named as Sims Scholars.
8) Active Duty Military - This rate is tied to the Palmetto College campus tuition rate and is applied across USC Campuses. Nonresident Active Duty Military pay the resident rate for distance courses. Applies to Undergraduates only.
9) Full-time Undergraduate students on Columbia, Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate campuses and all full-time Graduate students will pay an additional charge for each credit hour above sixteen hours. Nonrefundable after the 100% refund period.
10) Graduate rates listed under USC Columbia apply to all campuses. Fees for Comprehensive and Palmetto College campuses are for undergraduate students only.
11) Rate applies only to those specific on-line Graduate programs and courses as approved and identified by the Office of the Provost. See http://gradonline.sc.edu/SearchPrograms
12) USC Columbia - Undergraduate application fee waived only for South Carolina residents who present a College Board fee waiver or a National Association for College Admissions Counselors waiver. Graduate application fees are retained by the General Fund except for the $50 Moore School of Business additional application fee.
13) The Study Abroad Exchange Program Deposit will be applied to tuition and fees in the semester in which the study abroad exchange program occurs. The deposit is non-refundable after payment has been made.
14) The Gamecock Gateway program is a partnership between the University of South Carolina Columbia (USC) and Midlands Technical College (MTC) to provide an academic and residential link between the two institutions. The Gamecock Gateway program is offered by invitation only and offers a residential experience on or near the USC campus. Students will pursue transfer compliant course work at MTC, while benefitting from a variety of support programs and student services offered by each institution. Upon successful completion of the one year academic program in Gamecock Gateway, students will be eligible to fully matriculate at USC. The deposit is non-refundable.
15) The matriculation fee is paid only once by undergraduate degree-seeking students during their entering semester through the campus where they initially enroll. The fee will be charged again if a student enrolls in a masters or doctoral program of study. For the USC Columbia campus, a portion of the fee is allocated to Arts & Sciences for new student placement testing.
16) Capstone Scholar fee is payable in student's first and second year of the program.
17) The optional athletic event fee includes the per semester athletics activity charge and the athletics bond charge. A minimum of six credit hours are required for the student to elect this fee. Students participating in university-approved internships, practicums, or co-ops as part of their academic program of study are eligible to pay the optional athletic fee during the semester of participation.
18) Insurance charge as required for graduate students, international students, and any other students who opt into third-party program.
19) Mandatory Study Abroad Insurance is based on a $360 academic year rate that is pro-rated for length of time the student spends abroad.
20) Dual Enrollment Courses - USC Columbia, USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate may waive the dual enrollment charge or charge less than the $66 per credit hour rate with 4% fee waiver capacity for resident students. This rate applies to full and part time students regardless of status. The $66 per credit hour rate is a minimum. The course charge may not exceed the resident credit hour tuition for each USC Campus.
21) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
22) Certified Teacher Rate is $465.00 for resident students per hour for the Columbia campuses. This rate is a 10% reduction to the regular resident graduate rate. The rate is $552.75 for nonresident students per hour for the Columbia campus (50% of Nonresident Graduate rate). The Certified Teacher Rate for Aiken and Upstate is $330.00 for resident students per hour and $376.00 for nonresident students per hour. The Certified Teacher rate applies to regular graduate courses only and not to any program with a separate program or credit hour fee. Fee applies to Part Time students only.
23) Supervisory Teacher Rate is $5 per credit hour for non-Columbia campuses and $50 per credit hour for Columbia campus.
24) Professional Development contract courses ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 per course based on maximum of 25 students; additional students beyond 25 may enroll for a fee prorated from the base fee. Contract Course amounts must be approved in advance by the Chief Financial Officer.
25) Any special course fees to cover materials, travel, or other special costs above normal tuition must be approved in advance by the Provost. Special OSP courses assessed at board mandated fee rate. All fees must be paid by students directly to the University of South Carolina. Any exceptions must be specifically approved in advance by the Chief Financial Officer.
26) Nonresident students in study abroad programs are eligible for an in-state tuition waiver as provided in the South Carolina Code of Laws 59-112-70.
27) The High School Drama Conservatory is a three-week immersive theatre experience. The residential student is housed in a University Dormitory, night and weekend activities and all meals are provided.
28) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
29) Students paying program specific fees for professional or graduate programs will be assessed an additional per credit hour charge for hours outside of the program.
30) Joint JD/Moore School of Business programs will be assessed MSB Master's program fees on a pro-rata basis for all MSB courses required for the MSB program commensurate with the Joint JD/MSB program. Fees will be assessed each term in accordance with total program fee and payment schedule outlined in the DMSB schedule of fee payments, regardless of whether a DMSB course is taken in given term.
31) Moore School of Business requires additional $50 application fee for graduate students. Applicants required to pay $50 graduate school application and $50 Moore School of Business application fee.
32) Non Refundable Confirmation fee for all Moore School Graduate Master's Degree programs.(part-time & full-time)
33) Moore School of Business International Master of Business Administration program fee disclosed a per credit hour rate in FY2011. Fees continue to be assessed on total program fee basis except for the Professional Master of Business Administration degree programs (PMBA).
34) This rate is for active duty military in the Master of Business Administration - One Year Program.
35) This rate is for the Master of Business Administration - One Year Program Department of Defense Comptrollership concentration that are active duty and civilian DOD employees.
36) Moore School of Business Professional Master of Business Administration for Banking program fee changed to a per credit hour rate in FY2011.
37) Nonrefundable Confirmation fee for all Moore School PhD programs
38) DMSB Enrichment Fees applies to all Undergraduate students in the Moore School of business including freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. This fee is assessed in Fall and Spring semesters. Part time students are assessed the per credit hour rate.
39) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
40) Undergraduate childhood/elementary and middle level clinical fee may be waived for repeat at the discretion of the College of Education.
41) The Certification fee is paid by all students seeking initial or advanced licensure within the College of Education or other colleges. The fee is assessed during the final student teaching/internship course.
42) All student fees are paid to the University of South Carolina and not to external agencies, unless explicitly noted. Any laboratory fee must be billed through the University and separate arrangements for facility usage must be arranged between the academic unit and the facility.
43) Carolina LIFE Program is a program managed under the College of Education which focuses on offering a college experience to individuals with intellectual and cognitive disabilities that might otherwise not experience a college life. Participants are non-degree seeking special needs students who enroll in a total of 15 credit hours per semester - which are a combination of both Carolina LIFE - Life Skills credits and University course credits.
44) Carolina LIFE 1 and 2 bedroom rental fees per semester include the estimated cost of resident mentors per program participant. Actual bedroom billing may fluctuate based on number of actual program participants. The non-refundable confirmation deposit is credited and applied to the room rental charge.
45) These per credit hour fees are in addition to the applicable Graduate tuition and fees.
46) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
47) Through an agreement with Shorelight Education, LLC, non-degree students participating in an International Accelerator Program will pay USC-Columbia tuition and fees to receive services as outlined in the agreement and consistent with the rates for enrolled students included in this fee schedule.
48) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
49) Health Professions charges apply to Public Health, Nursing and Social Work and include the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
50) Honors College Enrichment Fee was approved for assessment in Fall 2015 to apply to all students in the Honors College. For the school year 2015 -2016, seniors in the Honors College will be exempt from the increased fee. Seniors for school year 2015-2016, will pay the 2014-2015 rate. Beginning in Fall 2016, the fee will apply to all Honors College Students.
51) All students in the joint JD/MHA program will pay Law School tuition for years one and two, but change to the USC Graduate School rate for year three, then return to the Law School tuition rate for year four of the program.
52) The Law School Admissions Committee may waive the application fee to encourage applications from candidates who will enhance the school's diversity goals or who have strong academic credentials.
53) See Graduate Bulletin for payment schedules of enrichment and matriculation fees. These are designated fees with the revenue allocated to the respective colleges.
54) Students in the USC MLIS Degree Program in other states will pay the South Carolina resident graduate tuition rate plus a cohort fee of $120 per credit hour.
55) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
56) Biomedical students in the MS and doctoral program are charged the regular graduate student rate, not the Health Professions rate.
57) School of Medicine Columbia and Greenville will follow the standard USC Refund Policy noted in Policies and Procedures FINA 4.06 http://www.sc.edu/policies/ppm/fina406.pdf
58) School of Medicine program fee disclosed a per credit hour rate for refund purposes only. Fees continue to be assessed on total program fee basis.
59) School of Medicine Technology and Infrastructure Fee applicable to all students in the School of Medicine including Graduate Certificate Biomedical Studies, Nurse Anesthetist and Physician Assistant programs.
60) Biomedical Studies program - Deposit is 5% fee of the resident or nonresident tuition rate as applicable based on student residency. The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to student tuition.
61) All Physician Assistant/Nurse Anesthesia students will be assessed the Medical School Technology and Infrastructure and the Gross Anatomy Fee.
62) USC Columbia Nursing students, and students at system campuses taking USC Columbia Nursing courses, will pay a third party vendor, First Lab, for background checks and drug screening fees.
63) Pre-Nursing Enrichment Fee applies to all lower division nursing students. The fee was approved in December 2014 for assessment to begin in Fall 2015 USC Columbia and Palmetto College Campuses. For the school year of 2015-2016 only, Lower Division Nursing Students who were continuously enrolled during the school year 2014-2015 are exempt for the school year 2015-2016 only. Beginning in Fall 2016, the fee will apply to all Lower Division Nursing students.
64) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
65) Pre-Pharmacy - same as regular undergraduate charges for 66 credit hours.
66) South Carolina College of Pharmacy, merged program with the Medical University of South Carolina.
67) All SCCP students retaking a course during the summer terms are required to pay the per credit hour rate for the repeated course and the regular summer program fee.
68) The Arnold School of Public Health participates in the Schools of Public Health Application System (SOPHAS). This system is used to accumulate and verify application data from prospective students nationwide, and verified prospective student data is provided to the school for processing applications to these programs: Environmental Health Sciences: MPH, MS, and PhD; Epidemiology and Biostatistics: MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD; Exercise Science: MPH in Physical Activity and Public Health; and Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior: MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD; Health Services Policy and Management: MHA, MPH, DrPH, PhD; Academic Affairs: MPH in General Public Health. The cost of $115 per application is charged directly to the students by SOPHAS and is not reflected in the University's fee schedule. Applicants for these programs also pay the $50 Graduate school application to the University of South Carolina General Fund.
69) Arnold School of Public Health - Doctor of Physical Therapy tuition charged based on resident Graduate tuition. Resident rate equals resident graduate rate. Nonresident rate equals 1.6 times the resident graduate rate. Nonresident Scholarship rate equals 1.3 times the resident Graduate rate. Students also pay the Health Professions Fee.
70) Seat Confirmation Fee for Communication Sciences and Disorders - One-time fee applied toward student's tuition.
71) Korean MSW Program - Social Work - The full time rate is for the complete program of 60 credit hours. Students are assessed tuition per credit hour
72) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
73) USC Columbia Housing - Housing contract cancellation and fines and damages. Please refer to University Housing for details on cancellation dates and charges and all fines and damage charges. This information is updated annually on the Housing website. Housing charges a $100 deposit for room confirmation. This deposit is applied to the Fall room charge.
74) USC Columbia Housing - Students living in Maxcy, Preston and Green Quad will be assessed the enrichment fee in addition to the Educational/RHA Fee.
75) University Libraries - Please refer to full schedule of fees and fines for University Libraries available on the USC website.
76) Continuing Education - Please refer to full schedule of fees for Continuing Education programs available on the USC website.
77) Post Office Resident Students - Non-refundable beginning the first day of class each term. Box fees are only removed from student account upon cancellation of residence hall contract for current term due to non-enrollment.
78) Post Office Off Campus Students - Non-refundable once mailbox is assigned.
79) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
80) Minimum meal plan for Bates House residents.
81) Minimum meal plan for Upperclassmen in Preston. Upperclassmen are defined as not being a first year student.
82) Preston Meal Plan - special Meal Service will be $300 additional.
83) Full-time fees per semester, unless otherwise noted [see note (10) below for exceptions]. Part-time fees stated per credit hour. Part-time is defined as fewer than 12 hours. Part-time fees apply to summer sessions unless otherwise noted. Most fees listed in the Full-Time columns are applicable to all students. Unless otherwise noted, all tuition and fees reviewed and approved by the USC Board of Trustees in June 2015 become effective in Fall 2015.
84) USC Columbia Parking - Please refer to full schedule of fees and fines for Parking available on the USC Parking website.
85) Transportation Services requested approval of parking fees for University faculty and staff in advance of implementation during the 2014/2015 fiscal year. Actual implementation date is to be determined
86) USC Aiken - Any special course fees to cover materials, travel, or other special costs above normal tuition must be approved in advance by the Chancellor for USC Aiken in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer. Special OSP courses assessed at board mandated fee rate. All fees must be paid by students directly to the University of South Carolina. Any exceptions must be specifically approved in advance by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for USC Aiken in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer.
87) USC Aiken resident rate applies to students who are legal residents of Richmond and Columbia counties of Georgia as provided in South Carolina Code of Laws 59-112-110. ential students enrolled on the Spartanburg campus, including the JCBE building. Online courses are excluded.
88) USC Comprehensive campuses nonresident scholarship rate is 75% of the campus nonresident tuition. Each campus establishes specific criteria for scholarship award.
89) USC Aiken - Pacer Pathway deposit of $300.00 (non-refundable) credited to the student account and applied against semester fees. $1000.00 program fee per semester. The Pacer Pathway program is a one-year residential program offered jointly by the University of South Carolina Aiken and the University of South Carolina Union. Designed for a select group of freshmen, the Pacer Pathway program is an academic transfer program available by invitation only.
90) USC Aiken - Reduced application fee for students who quality for College Board/ACT fee waiver only.
91) USC Aiken - Offers a limited number of housing grants to assist in the recruitment of students. These grants are generally offered on a one-time basis and may be valued up to the annual full-cost of housing. The number of housing grants is based upon USC Aiken's historical vacancy percentage in housing and is intended to take advantage of under-utilized capacity. Special consideration is made by the Office of Admissions when offering these grants to minimize the possibility of adverse financial impact upon the housing operation. Recipients of these grants who are nonresidents do not receive out-of-state fee waivers unless they receive other institutional scholarships that would qualify the recipient for such a waiver.
92) USC Beaufort - Any special course fees to cover materials, travel, or other special costs above normal tuition must be approved in advance by the Chancellor for USC Beaufort in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer. Special OSP courses assessed at board mandated fee rate. All fees must be paid by students directly to the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Any exceptions must be specifically approved in advance by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for USC Beaufort in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer.
93) USC Beaufort resident rate applies to students who are legal residents of Chatham, Effingham and Bryan counties of Georgia as provided in South Carolina code of Laws 59-112-20-E.
94) Business Degree Completion Rate is a per calendar year rate for a three-year cohort group. The cohort rate is calculated to equal 75% of the preceding fall rate based on a three year calculation of regular tuition, technology and public safety fees. Cohort rate does not include fees for courses, such as lab fees, matriculation fees, meal plan, etc. Courses taken outside of the cohort program are charged at regular USCB tuition and fee rates.
95) USC Beaufort - Sand Shark Scholars deposit of $300 credited to student account and applied against Semester fee. $1,000 program Fee per Semester. The Sand Shark Scholars Program is a one-year residential program offered jointly by the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie. Designed for a select group of freshmen, the Sand Shark Scholars Program is an academic transfer program available by invitation only.
96) USC Beaufort - Application fees may be waived for new applicants to USCB for the following reasons: Application fee waiver requests due to a financial hardship must be submitted in writing from the applicant or guidance counselor or receive a fee waiver for the SAT or ACT. Application fees may also be waived for the purpose of strategically addressing recruitment efforts identified annually through the enrollment management planning process, specifically for Fall and Spring Campus Day and high school visits.
97) USC Beaufort Enrollment Deposit will be credited towards the student account and applied to the semester bill. Deposit is effective starting Fall 2016.
98) USC Beaufort housing and meal plans are outsourced through the Beaufort - Jasper Higher Education Commission. USC Beaufort collects room fees for distribution to the Commission based on an agreement. For USC Beaufort Housing Contract cancellation, fines, and damages please refer to USC Beaufort Housing contract and/or website for details on cancellation dates, charges, fines, and damage charges. Information will be updated annually.
99) USC Beaufort - All non-freshmen students residing in on-campus student housing will be required to purchase a 10 meal per week plan. All freshman students residing in on-campus housing will be required to purchase a 14 Meal per week plan.
100) USC Beaufort - USC Beaufort - All students who are not residing on campus and are classified as full time by taking 12 or more hours of instruction will be required to purchase a 30 block per semester meal plan.
101) USC Upstate - Please refer to USC Upstate website for list of Parking and traffic violations schedule of fees and fines.
102) USC Upstate - Any special course fees to cover materials, travel, or other special costs above normal tuition must be approved in advance by the Chancellor for USC Upstate in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer.  Special OSP courses assessed at board mandated fee rate. All fees must be paid by students directly to the University of South Carolina Upstate. Any exceptions must be specifically approved in advance by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for USC Upstate in consultation with the system Chief Financial Officer.
103) USC Upstate - International Partner University Students - Degree Completion Program - This rate is inclusive of all course and program fees incurred by student. This rate does not include technology fee, security fee, health fee, housing, meal plans or student health insurance. This rate applies to all international universities sending students in 2+2, dual degree, or 1+2+1 programs. International program rate is applicable only to programs approved by the Board of Trustees.
104) USC Upstate - Additional course fees are in addition to regular student tuition.
105) USC Upstate Application fees will be waived for the following students who are currently enrolled in high school and are applying for freshman admission to the Upstate campus: Students with an SAT total of 1300 or above or ACT composite of 29 or above; Students who submit Educational Testing Service fee waiver forms for students from SC; Upstate Junior Scholars (applies only to semester immediately following high school graduation), Scholars Academy, Off-campus Dual Enrollment, Upward Bound Students or those who demonstrate other documented need. Application fees will be waived for the following applicants, regardless of degree status or school enrollment: full-time, permanent USC Upstate faculty and staff (including retired), their spouses and dependents; ROTC staff (eligible for USC Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance).
106) USC Upstate Housing - Contract cancellation, fines and damages - please refer to USC Upstate Housing website and/or Housing application for details on cancellation dates, charges, fines and damage charges. Information will update annually. All new full-time freshmen under the age of 20 are required to live on campus unless they reside in the local area with their parents. Advance room fees are refundable after June 1st within 10 days of submitting housing application.
107) USC Upstate - Minimum mandatory meal plan for students in campus housing. Palmetto and Magnolia House residents - Unlimited CLC dining plan; Palmetto Villa residents - option of Villa or Freedom meal plan.
108) USC Upstate - Minimum mandatory meal plan for nonresidential students enrolled on the Spartanburg campus, including the JCBE building. Online courses are excluded.
109) USC Upstate - Athletic Insurance Fee is a range depending on individual athlete experience.
110) Students attending any class in whole or part on the main campus or at the George Dean Johnson School of Business are required to pay the health fee. Clinical fee charges are posted on the Health Services web page.
111) USC Upstate - SLED background check charge may be required for certain University courses.
112) Palmetto College Degree Completion Programs are online degree programs offered by USC campuses in Aiken, Beaufort, Columbia and Upstate. See HERE for list of degrees offered. Rate applies only to degrees listed on website.
113) Dual Enrollment Courses - USC Palmetto College campuses may waive the dual enrollment charge or charge less than the $95 per credit hour rate with 4% fee waiver capacity for resident students. This rate applies to full and part time students regardless of status. The $95 per credit hour rate is subject to the availability if Lottery Tuition Assistance funds for those students who qualify. The course charge may not exceed the resident credit hour tuition for each USC Campus.
114) USC Lancaster - Students enrolled in Applied Technical Nursing program in cooperation with York Technical College are exempt from over 75 hour course charge.
115) USC Salkehatchie - Teacher Cadet Program is sponsored by the Western Carolina Higher Education Commission which pays the faculty salary for EDTE101 and EDTE 101P.
 

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