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Learn more about program tuition for residents and non-residents as well as scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

Estimated Tuition and Fees Based on 2017-2018

Semester Cost for South Carolina Resident Cost for Non-Resident
Fall and Spring $14,398 $29,608
Maymester and Summer I $2,532 $5,008


Scholarship Opportunities

We are pleased to offer several funding opportunities for interviewees to consider during the match process. These are listed as "tracks" within the National Match System. 

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs provide long-term, graduate level interprofessional training that complements genetic counselor education. The purpose of the LEND training program is to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents with disabilities. Two SCLEND Genetic Counseling Fellowships are available for Fall 2019 admissions.

The LEND program was an incredibly valuable part of my graduate training. It provided me with a deep knowledge of the complex task of caring for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. The program taught me how to better integrate my genetic counseling skills with those of other disciplines in order to maximize patient care.

- Erin Huggins, Class of 2018

Learn more about SCLEND Genetic Counseling Fellowships

SCLEND strives to demonstrate that interprofessional training opportunities will increase early diagnosis and treatment of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). Trainees participate in academic, clinical, and community opportunities to build cultural competence, capacity to evaluate, diagnose or rule out, develop, and provide evidence-based interventions to individuals with ASD and DD; and demonstrate an ability to use a family-centered approach.

The SCLEND Genetic Counseling Fellows engage in 300 hours of training over their two year master’s program.  In year one, the fellows will attend orientation, a leadership training day, and the Nurturing Developing Minds Conference. First year fellows participate in at least five clinical field experiences to include therapeutic Interventions, interprofessional clinics and specialty care clinics. First year fellows also attend at least two community-based meetings, related to ASD/DD.

Second year SCLEND Genetic Counseling Fellows receive a stipend of $3000 ($1500 per semester) and complete a two semester interprofessional online course and a research project. Historically, Genetic Counseling trainees have had their Master’s Degree Thesis accepted as the required LEND research project.

The LEND program is a nationally known interprofessional leadership training opportunity.

As a Federal program, continuation funding is contingent on Federal renewal.

Financial Aid

You have access to one-on-one and group financial aid counseling through the School of Medicine. Many of our graduate students choose to work directly with the University of South Carolina's main campus financial aid office. 

Complete your FAFSA application by April 1 to apply for:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan
  • Federal Perkins Loan


Student Health Insurance

All USC School of Medicine students are required to have health insurance. You can purchase a student health plan through AIG for $2,547 per year (2016-2017) rates.